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  Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit  

Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit - Extended
Present-Sunday, January 4
Chicago, Illinois


The Driehaus Museum has more than 60 windows, lamps, vases and accessories by Tiffany on view from the distinguished Driehaus Collection. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25  

Past, Present, Future: The Conservancy at 25
Thursday, October 29-Sunday, November 2
Phoenix, Arizona


The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Conference will feature a rich array of presentations, tours, and a gala celebration. To learn more…

Photo: Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Phoenix

 
         
         
   

Central Manufacturing District Walking Tour
Sunday, November 2
Chicago, Illinois


Join Preservation Chicago and Landmarks Illinois on a walking tour of Bridgeport's Central Manufacturing District (CMD). Established at the turn of the 20th century by the Chicago Junction Railway and primarily built between 1905 and the 1920s, the CMD was the first planned industrial district of its kind in Chicago, and arguably in the United States. Although the District has undergone demolition, fire damage, and disinvestment over the course of the last century, much of its ground-breaking architecture and plan remain for us to explore. The tour will visit some of its intact industrial landmarks, discuss current and future threats, and look at some exciting examples of re-use coming to the CMD. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Walk & Talk George Maher  

Walk & Talk George Maher
Sunday, November 2
Riverside, Illinois


Venture out to Riverside to meet with architect Charlie Pipal and historian Kathy Cummings and take an interior tour of a George Maher house, plus a walking tour of the neighborhood. Presented by Pleasant Home Foundation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Members-Only Event: Antiques Appraisal  

Members-Only Event: Antiques Appraisal
Sunday, November 2
Chicago, Illinois


The Rogers Park / West Ridge Historical Society presents a members-only Antiques Appraisal to find out! Bring your valuables and collectibles and internationally-known experts will provide you with verbal assessments of their worth. All proceeds will benefit the Society. To join as a member or to learn more…

 
         
         
  The Great War, Fashion & Social Customs  

The Great War, Fashion & Social Customs
Thursday, November 6
Evanston, Illinois


Presentation by Janet C. Messmer, Evanston History Center’s Costume Curator, as part of the Center’s “The Great War & the Making of the Modern World” lecture series. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Music Light Architecture  

Music Light Architecture
Saturday, November 8
Aurora, Illinois


Join Third Coast Percussion and Luftwerk for a once-in-a-lifetime event at Bruce Goff’s historic Ford House. Third Coast Percussion will perform their own arrangements of Goff’s player piano compositions, and Luftwerk will create a dynamic lighting installation responding to the house and the music. To learn more…

 
         
         
  A Landmark Evening  

A Landmark Evening
Saturday, November 8
Petersberg, Illinois


An elegant evening of dining and entertainment to raise funds for the Historic Marbold Homestead. To learn more…

 
         
         
  SAH Awards Gala  

SAH Awards Gala
Saturday, November 8
Chicago, Illinois


The Society of Architectural Historians will present five Awards for Architectural Excellence during the 2014 SAH Awards Gala. The theme of the 2014 Gala is "A Foundation for Preservation," honoring those individuals who initiated early preservation work in Chicago and continue to support and encourage preservation. The Gala benefits SAH's educational mission and restoration of the Charnley-Persky House. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The White City Musical  

The White City Musical
Sunday, November 9
Oak Park, Illinois


Written by June Finfer for Lost & Found Productions, this play is a glimpse into the past, and an inspiration for the future, revealing how obstacles were overcome and how Burnham’s Dream, is being fulfilled. Presented by Pleasant Home Foundation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Pleasant Home Performing Arts Series  

Pleasant Home Performing Arts Series
The White City: Burnham's Dream
Sunday, November 9
Oak Park, Illinois


"The White City: Burnham's Dream" - Written by June Finfer, this play is a glimpse into the past, and an inspiration for the future, revealing how obstacles were overcome and how Burnham’s Dream, is being fulfilled. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light  

Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
Wednesday, November 12
Chicago, Illinois


Louis C. Tiffany used colored glass as a painter uses pigments. This radical concept broke with established stained glass methods, in which images were painted onto the surface of the glass. Instead, Tiffany and his artisans created “translucent pictures” using the color, texture, pattern, and opacity of the glass itself. In this illustrated lecture, Lindsy R. Parrott is Director/Curator at the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York, will explore the history of Tiffany’s glass and highlight some of the special types of glass found in his celebrated windows and lamps. Presented by the Driehaus Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Matchmaking with Historic Sacred Places:  

Matchmaking with Historic Sacred Places:
Introducing iSPi
Wednesday, November 12
Chicago, Illinois


Celebrate the launch of Partners for Sacred Places’ newest website, iSPi (isp-ee), an online hub that connects artists, non-profits, and entrepreneurs with space, volunteers, and resources in houses of worship. To learn more and RSVP to this free event...

 
         
         
  Loredo Taft's Eternal Indian Statue  

Loredo Taft's Eternal Indian Statue
Tuesday, November 18
Chicago, Illinois


International Concrete Repair Institute will host a joint presentation with Landmarks Illinois and the local chapter of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT), reviewing the history and recent investigation for repair of Loredo Taft's Eternal Indian Statue that overlooks the Rock River in Oregon, Illinois. The 50-foot tall concrete statue (commonly referred to as the "Black Hawk Statue") was erected in 1910 and dedicated in July of 1911. The presentation will discuss the history of the statue incorporating concrete methods that were revolutionary for the time as well as past repair efforts and the current investigation and restoration plan. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Christmas Candlelight Tours  

Christmas Candlelight Tours
Saturday, December 13-Sunday, December 14
Chicago, Illinois


These special 90-minute docent led tours will highlight Christmas customs and decorations of the 19th century. The Clarke House will feature simple decorations of the 1840s era when the celebration of Christmas was just beginning, and New Years Day was the most celebrated holiday. The Glessner House will feature more elaborate decorations of the late 19th century including a live tree (shipped from the Glessners' former summer estate in New Hampshire) decorated with period ornaments, and the dining table set for the Christmas feast. After the tour, stroll over to the landmark Wheeler Mansion on Calumet Avenue for light refreshments served in the beautifully decorated rooms of this 1870 home, now a boutique hotel. To learn more…

 
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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