landmarks illinois upcoming events & programs

October 19, 2017

John Vinci: Life and Landmarks

Our next Preservation Snapshots Lecture will focus on architect John Vinci’s extraordinary half-century career.

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October 25, 2017

“Wright’s Roots: The Origins of Frank Lloyd Wright”

Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, will lead a lecture at the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site focused on Frank Lloyd Wright’s earliest work in the 1880s through 1904, with the completion of the Susan Lawrence Dana House, a National Historic Landmark, in Springfield.

The lecture is free, but reservations are required. Register by contacting Frank Butterfield, Landmarks Illinois’ Springfield Office Director, at 217-836-2524 or

November 5, 2017

Lecture: WWI Memorials & Monuments

Suzanne Germann, Landmarks Illinois Director of Grants & Easements, will speak about World War I memorials and monuments.
Presented by the Wilmette Historical Museum

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November 9, 2017

A Living Tradition

This Preservation Snapshots Lecture discusses the evolution of painted exterior murals produced from the 1960s to today and the continuing development of artist work becoming a living tradition of muralism in Pilsen.

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November 14-17, 2017

PastForward Conference

Landmarks Illinois is a proud presenting partner for this year’s National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Past Forward Conference in Chicago! Registration is now open! Landmarks Illinois members receive a special discount on conference registration! Learn more about the conference below. (When registering select “Forum Member” under “Please Select a Type.” Enter 999988 in the “Forum Member #” area.)

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November 16, 2017

Skyline Council Social

The Skyline Council’s signature annual event is being held in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation PastForward Conference. The 6th annual Skyline Social will be held at Revel Motor Row, the newly restored Chicago landmark, the Chicago Defender Building.

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March 8, 2018

Legendary Landmarks Celebration

LI’s biggest event of the year! The 2018 LLC will honor: Dan Levin, founder and chairman of The Habitat Company; Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President; and Berglund Construction.

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other upcoming events & programs

October 6-27

October After Hours at Robie House

Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere. Held every Friday evening in October.

Presented by: Frank Lloyd Wight Trust

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October 12, 2017

Jens Jensen and Humboldt Park Panel Discussion

An exhibit highlighting the history of the Humboldt Park Stables building, Humboldt Park and the vibrant community that surrounds the park. The exhibition highlights the life and work of Jens Jensen.

Presented by: National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

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October 13-14, 2017

Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference

The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation program at Salve Regina University will host its annual conference (October 13-14, 2017) on the theme “Gentrification & Preservation: A Reappraisal.” The purpose of this conference is to explore the relationship between gentrification, preservation, and the community – broadly construed.

Presented by: The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation program at Salve Regina University

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October 14, 2017

Chicago Architecture & Design College Day

A free event open to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning more about careers in architecture, interior design, construction management and landscape architecture.

Presented by: Consortium for Design and Construction Careers.

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October 14, 2017

Thebes Historical Society 2017 Living History Day

Presented by: Thebes Historical Society

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October 22, 2017

Historic Ravinia 2017: Famous People, Places & Spaces

Tours, presentations, food and fun.

Presented by: Historic Ravinia

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October 27, 2017

Mid-Continental Modernism: Generational Continuity

An exhibition featuring four historic exhibits showing the work of former University of Illinois School of Architecture professors, curated by their students and colleagues.

Presented by: UIUC College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Architecture

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