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  Emil Bach House Tours  

Emil Bach House Tours
Wednesdays, May 28 – September 24
Chicago, Illinois


For a limited time this spring and summer, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will hold tours at Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. This richly conceived yet intimately scaled residence was built in 1915 for the president of Chicago's Bach Brick Co. The house has been restored to accommodate meetings and overnight stays. To learn more…

 
         
         
  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…

 
         
         
  Southern Illinois Association of Museums  

Annual Meeting of
Southern Illinois Association of Museums
Saturday, August 2
Columbia, Illinois


The Mounds Heritage Trail and the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail will be the topics for a special presentation at the annual meeting. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Campout in the Courtyard at Glessner House Museum  

Campout in the Courtyard at Glessner House Museum
Friday,  August 8
Chicago, Illinois


The great outdoors are right here in the heart of the Prairie District at the Glessner House Museum Courtyard. Bring your tent and/or sleeping bag and spend a night under the stars with your friends playing games, making s'mores, and watching a movie. No worries about rain, we'll just move our festivities into the Coach House. Space is limited. Co-sponsored by the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance and the Glessner House Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Garden Stroll  

Garden Stroll
Friday, August 22
Lake Forest, Illinois


The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation awarded this home an Historic Preservation Infill Award in 2000. The Mathises, along with their landscape designer Dorothy Ebert, have created a peaceful, serene garden on their property. Join the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation for this late summer garden stroll. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Canal Caravan Weekend  

Canal Caravan Weekend
Saturday, August 23-Sunday, August 24
Lemont, Illinois


It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Nation’s FIRST Heritage Area — The Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. Join in celebrating this milestone over the coming year. The Caravan Weekend is the first of many activities. Sign up for the weekend, one day or one event. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond Tour  

Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond Tour
Sunday, August 24
Park Ridge, Illinois


A tour of 1960s home in Park Ridge by architect Louis Huebner. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The AIA Guide to Chicago, Third Edition: What's Old, What's New  

The AIA Guide to Chicago, Third Edition:
What's Old, What's New
Wednesday, September 10
Chicago, Illinois


Laurie Petersen, editor of the newly published third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago (and associate editor of the first two editions), will discuss what makes this book different from other tomes about local architecture. She will show images of some of the 1,600 landmarks and hidden gems featured in the book, with an emphasis on those buildings (both old and new) that are new to this edition. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by Glessner House Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  International Preservation Trades Workshop  

International Preservation Trades Workshop
Friday, September12-Saturday, September 13
St. Clairsville, Ohio

 

Over 30 preservation trades specialists will be “Kicking it Old School,” in fields ranging from masonry to historic metalwork, from stained glass to traditional wood framed window restoration, from plaster casting to decorative finishes. These demonstrators will be providing hands-on, interactive demonstrations to over 300 attendees in ten different tracks. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The Slave Dwelling Project Conference  

The Slave Dwelling Project Conference
Thursday, September 18-Saturday, September 20
Savannah, Georgia


The conference is designed to bring together preservationists from around the United States and abroad to exchange ideas, resources, share perspectives and solutions to preserving extant African American slave dwellings for future generations. Conference 2014 will feature three days of concurrent sessions, keynote speakers, a celebrity preservations dinner gala and a city tour of Savannah’s extant slave dwellings – preserved and those in need of preservation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  100th Anniversary Celebration  

100th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 20
Glen Carbon, Illinois


Glen Carbon Heritage Museum Come and renew old acquaintances and share your fondest memories of the treasured building. Please bring old photos of your memories of the building if you have them. Volunteers will be on hand to scan your photos to keep a permanent record of the building's 100 years of service to the community. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Churches By Bus  

Churches By Bus
Saturday, September 20
Chicago, Illinois


The 2014 Chicago Architecture Foundation tour features five churches on the Near West Side of Chicago. You'll visit First Baptist Congregational Church, First Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church, St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church and St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. This very popular tour usually sells out quickly, so book your tickets early! To learn more…

 
         
         
  Downtown Confidential Walking Tour  

Downtown Confidential Walking Tour
Sunday, September 21
Chicago, Illinois


On this walking tour, Forgotten Chicago is going to do the opposite of every other Loop walking tour. Instead of Sullivan and skyscrapers, they will be looking at various marginal structures like parking garages, three and four story brick buildings, aging facades, and interesting conversions. They will look at examples of a disappearing mixed-use downtown, much of which is hiding in plain sight. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Symposium Opening Reception and Lecture: The Historic House Detective - Planning for Restoration  

Symposium Opening Reception and Lecture:
The Historic House Detective - Planning for Restoration
Friday, September 26
Chicago, Illinois


An accurate and thoughtful restoration project involves countless hours of onsite investigation and archival research before the actual work begins. In this lecture by Executive Director and Curator William Tyre, learn how photographs, journal entries, original contractor invoices, and physical evidence were used to develop the restoration plans for the parlor, corner guestroom, and guest bathroom. Presented by Glessner House Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Symposium: Interpreting the Victorian House  

Symposium: Interpreting the Victorian House
Saturday, September 27
Chicago, Illinois


Join the Glessner House Museum for this very special event, co-sponsored by The Victorian Society in America, as seven experts from the U. S. and Canada gather to discuss the history and interpretation of the "Victorian House." To learn more…

 
         
         
  Annual Historic Home and Garden Tour  

Annual Historic Home and Garden Tour
Saturday, September 27
Lake Forest, Illinois


Save the date for Lake Forest Preservation Foundation’s annual Home and Garden Tour. This year's event will include architecturally significant homes in a beautiful historic neighborhood. To learn more…

 
         
         
  BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland  

BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland
Monday, September 29-Wednesday, Oct 1
Chicago, Illinois


The three-day event will offer high-quality, AIA- and GBCI-accredited education sessions, along with product exhibits and networking receptions. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Life and the Design of Urban Public Space  

The Ecological Imagination:
Life and the Design of Urban Public Space
Thursday, October 2
Chicago, Illinois


How can a city be shaped by its public realm rather than its streets and buildings? Join the discussion with award-winning landscape architect and "urban dreamscaper" James Corner. Architect of New York's acclaimed High Line, and the remarkable transformation of the world's largest landfill site, Freshkills, Staten Island, into New York's biggest park, Corner is redeveloping Chicago's Navy Pier for its 100th anniversary in 2016. His vision for livable cities rests on public spaces that offer a vibrant experience, made possible by the capacity of design to transform. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue  

Shadows on the Street:
Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue
Saturday, October 25-Friday, October 31
Chicago, Illinois


Tales of strange sounds, unexplained sightings, and untimely endings as you explore Prairie Avenue after dark! Learn about the mystery surrounding the death of Marshall Field Jr., the tragic events that plagued the Philander Hanford house, the spirits that cause the windows to rattle in the William Kimball mansion, and much more! Presented by Glessner House Museum. To learn more…

Photo credit: F. Countiss

 
         
         
  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

 
         
         
  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…

 
         
         
  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…

 
         
         
  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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