landmarks illinois upcoming events & programs

March 16, 2018

Masonry Cleaning Training Seminar

Landmarks Illinois’ Real Estate and Building Industries Council (RBIC) is partnering with the International Masonry Institute and the Illinois International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers District Council #1 to offer a Masonry Cleaning Training Seminar. Register by following registration link in program flyer below.

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April 19, 2018

Preservation Snapshots Lecture: “FLWRIGHT: PROTECTION & PRESERVATION”

John Waters, Preservation Programs Manager at the Chicago-based Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will discuss the organization’s role in facilitating the protection and preservation of many of Wright’s buildings.

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May 3, 2018


Jean Follett, editor and historic preservation consultant based in Wheaton, will discuss the history of the Sheldon Peck House and the story of the Peck Family in DuPage County. The house was also a stop along the Underground Railroad in Illinois.

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May 15, 2018

Application Deadline for Multiple LI Grant Programs

Applications due for: Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund, Barbara C. and Thomas E. Donnelley II Preservation Fund for Illinois grant fund, and the Landmarks Illinois WWI Monument Preservation Grant Program.

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May 17, 2018

Preservation Snapshots Lecture: “2018 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES”

Landmarks Illinois President & CEO Bonnie McDonald will discuss LI’s 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, which will be announced in April.

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other upcoming events & programs

March 29, 2018

How do you solve a problem like the Chicago grid: Burnham, Wright, Mahony

A free lecture presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at Unity Temple in Oak Park. Author and Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Shiben Banerji will examine how Burnham, Wright and Mahony each defined the problem of the Chicago grid.

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April 6, 2018

Evanston Preservation and Design Awards Nomination Deadline

The City of Evanston’s Preservation Commission invites homeowners, architects, contractors and Evanston residents to nominate preservation projects for the 2018 Evanston Preservation & Design Awards.This program is aimed at recognizing property owners, architects, contractors and local organizations for their contribution to maintaining and enhancing the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of Evanston through construction projects.

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April 7, 2018

South Side Roots Mural Tour: Art Inspired by William Walker

Presented by Chicago Public Art Group, this tour examines significant works from the 1970s and 1980s of the contemporary mural movement, focusing on projects inspired by the example of pioneering Chicago muralist William Walker (1927-2011), initiator of the epochal 1967 artist-collective mural Wall of Respect. The tour includes a stop at the Hyde Park Art Center.

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April 21, 2018

APT Western Great Lakes Chapter and Docomomo US/Chicago 2018 Symposium: PRESERVATION CHALLENGES OF MODERNIST STRUCTURES

Presented by: The Association for Preservation Technology (Western Great Lakes Chapter) in collaboration with Docomomo US/Chicago and the IIT College of Architecture

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April 24-25, 2018

Traditional Building Conference: “Materials and Methods Oak Park: Windows, Wright, & More”

The Traditional Building Conference Series delivers focused, relevant education for architects, contractors, craftspeople, designers, building owners and facilities managers in a time efficient format at beautiful historic venues.

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May 25, 2018

Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission 2018 Landmark Preservation Awards Nominations Deadline

The Winnetka Landmark Preservation Commission is now accepting applications for its annual awards program. The Preservation Awards program seeks to honor those construction projects in the Village that have helped preserve the history and character of the Village. The program has three categories of awards: Restoration, Rehabilitation, and New Construction

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June 14-19, 2018

Chicago Summer School of the Victorian Society

Focused on architecture, art, landscape and preservation. Enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. Open to graduate students, academics, architects and the general public

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July 12-15, 2018

Legacy City Preservation Conference

The Legacy Cities Conference 2018 will explore ways preservation can play a role in this objective. Join planning and preservation professionals, community advocates and grassroots activists from across the country.
Presented by: Buffalo’s Young Preservationists and Preservation Buffalo Niagara

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July 18-22, 2018


FORUM 2018 includes dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.

Presented by: NAPC

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