Pleasant Home Foundation: Preservation in Person program, Oak Park
Pleasant Home, also known as the John Farson House, is a National Historic Landmark designed by George Washington Maher and built in Oak Park in 1897. The Pleasant Home Foundation was established in 1990 to restore the house and oversee the continued use as a public property and historic museum. The Foundation requested funding for Preservation in Person, a public education program to inform and build advocacy for preservation efforts. Academic presentations will be followed by small group visits to historic sites not generally available to the public, culminating in a larger tour of special spaces related to the lecture topics.