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  Maker & Muse   Maker & Muse: Women and
Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
Present-January 3, 2016
Chicago, Illinois


This new exhibit at The Driehaus Museum features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created in the early decades of the twentieth century. The exhibit explores five different areas of art jewelry design and fabrication: the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Art Nouveau in France, Jugendstil in Germany and Austria, Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, and American Arts and Crafts in Chicago. To learn more…
 
         
         
  Give Me Steam: Caring for Your Boiler & Radiators  

Give Me Steam: Caring for Your Boiler & Radiators
Wednesday, September 9 & 16
Chicago Illinois


Join the “Steam Whisperer” Dave Bunnell to learn more about steam heat systems, common problems, and maintenance you should undertake now before the cold sets in and contractor wait times and repair costs go up. Presented by Neighborhood Housing Services’ Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Barn Keepers Barn Tour  

Barn Keepers Barn Tour
McLean County, Illinois
Saturday, September 12


The McLean Co. Barn Keepers has organized their tenth annual barn tour featuring 8 historically significant and unique barns as well as a tour of the Matthew T. Scott Home, founder of the city of Chenoa. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Chicago River Bridges Tour  

Chicago River Bridges Tour
Tuesday, September 15
Sunday, October 4
Chicago, Illinois


Wendella and noted author Patrick McBriarty explore and celebrate Chicago's diverse and world renowned bridges. To learn more…

 
         
         
  McHenry County Real Estate Forum: Advancing Development

McHenry County Real Estate Forum: Advancing Development

 

McHenry County Real Estate Forum: Advancing Development
Thursday, September 17
Crystal Lake, Illinois


Receive the latest news related to economic growth, small business development, and real estate trends. Presented by Heartland Realtor Organization and McHenry County. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Churches by Bus  

Churches by Bus
Saturday, September 19
Chicago, Illinois


Visit six houses of worship including a meditation garden and chapel, an all-concrete structure topped by golden domes and a church that started out as a bungalow and recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Presented by Chicago Architecture Foundation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The Heart of Old Lake Forest  

The Heart of Old Lake Forest
Sunday, September 20
Lake Forest, Illinois


The annual Lake Forest Preservation Foundation Benefit House & Garden Tour will feature a beautiful and historic area of the City called “The Heart of Old Lake Forest.” All proceeds are used to support local preservation projects and provide educational programming. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Barrington’s White House: Where History and High Performance Meet  

Barrington’s White House: Where History and High Performance Meet
Wednesday, September 23
Barrington, Illinois


Please join USGBC-Illinois to discover how the Barrington White House design and construction team preserved the integrity of a historic 1898 classical revival carriage house in the heart of Barrington while integrating LEED. Reception, tour and lecture. This program will qualify for 1.0 AIA and GBCI CE hour. Co-sponsored by Landmarks Illinois. Landmarks Illinois members $15 with Registration Code Landmarks2015. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Give Me Steam: Caring for Your Boiler & Radiators  

Batten Down the Hatches: Roof Repair & Maintenance
Wednesday, September 23 & 30
Chicago, Illinois


Before a small leak turns into a big problem, join Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program Coordinator Matt Cole to learn about common roofing materials and problems, when to repair versus replace, key historic features to try and retain, and important seasonal maintenance. Presented by Neighborhood Housing Services’ Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Docent Training Starts  

Docent Training Starts
Saturday, September 26
Chicago, Illinois


Share your love of art and architecture by becoming a docent at Second Presbyterian Church, the only church in Chicago awarded the status of National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Docent training facilitated by Friends of Historic Second Church. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Chicago Architecture Biennial  

Chicago Architecture Biennial
Thursday, October 1-Sunday, January 3
Chicago, Illinois


An international forum on architecture and the designed environment. To learn more…

 
         
         
  2015 Built Environment Symposium  

2015 Built Environment Symposium
The Chicago Tradition in Architecture:
Inspiration or Artifact?
Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10
Chicago, Illinois

 

Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them? The Friday evening keynote address will discuss the context and development of Chicago architectural traditions and venture some conclusions about how contemporary architecture fits, or fails to fit into those traditions. On Saturday, speakers will stake out various critical positions in Chicago’s architectural traditions through “polemics,” other speakers will draw on specific examples from their own work as guidelines for new design. Presented by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Give Me Steam: Caring for Your Boiler & Radiators  

Preparing Your Vintage Home for Winter
Monday, October 12 & 14
Chicago, Illinois


Join Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program Coordinator Matt Cole to learn about practical, cost effective strategies for enhancing the comfort and energy efficiency of your vintage home while also preserving the architectural features that make it unique. Presented by Neighborhood Housing Services’ Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room  

Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room
Thursday, October 15
Chicago, Illinois


The Richard H. Driehaus Museum’s Nickerson Lecture Series looks at the ways in which the Peacock Room, James McNeill Whistler’s famed decorative interior, has intersected with the history of collecting Asian ceramics in the West. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Past Forward Conference  

Past Forward Conference
Tuesday, November 3-Friday, November 6
Washington, DC


Kick off a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference. Programming will focus on urban strategies, federal innovation and excellence, and best practices in historic site stewardship and interpretation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future  

Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future
Friday, November 6


The Society of Architectural Historians will present its annual Awards for Architectural Excellence at the SAH Awards Gala. The awards represent a unique coming together of architectural practice and academic study, honoring the contributions of individual projects to our built environment. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Society's educational mission. To learn more…

 
         
         
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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