By Pam Russell, VP of the Lake Bluff History Museum
The Lake Bluff History Museum will host the second in a series of docent-led walking tours in east Lake Bluff on October 5.
The Camp Meetings, Chautauquas, Artists and Anarchists Tour is a docent-led walking tour that covers much of the area developed by, and for, the Camp Meeting Association in the late 1800s. This tour provides history on the Camp Meetings, the Chautauqua Movement, and a period in the early 1900s when Lake Bluff was a destination attracting an eclectic mix of writers, poets, musicians, artists and anarchists. Multiple tour groups leave from the Union Church, 525 East Prospect, at 15 minutes intervals with the first tour group leaving at 1 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Lake Bluff History Museum during museum hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
To reserve a space and pay at the door, e-mail your request (name, contact information and number of tickets) to email@example.com or call 847 482-1571. Space is limited and advance purchase is recommended.
The first tour in this series, Camp Meeting Cottages and Country Houses, was held in July; the third tour, Uptown, All Around the Town, will focus on the commercial district and surrounding area and will be held in 2015. Private tours can be arranged through the Lake Bluff History Museum for groups interested in one or more of the series.
The Lake Bluff History Museum researches, preserves and shares area history through a variety of activities and events, including programs like these tours. The museum displays tell stories of Lake Bluff’s past and its archives provide individuals with access to documents, records, photographs and other materials preserved in the museum archives. For additional information visit lakebluffhistory.org or call 847 482-1571.
‘The Scots of lake Forest.’
October 4, 2014 – You will enjoy the showing of “The Scots of lake Forest.” This is a one hour video exploring the Scottish influence of Lake Forest, Illinois. It is the culmination of three years of work by David Forlow and Wayne Rethford. Narrated by Jack Crombie, it was filmed and edited by Steve Douglass.
Our meetings are held in Heritage Hall at the Scottish Home, 28th & Des Plaines, North Riverside, Illinois and are open to the public. The museum opens at 9:00 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10:00 a.m. There is no charge. Coffee, tea and scones are provided. Reservations are helpful. Please call 708.408.5591.
If you have questions, please call Wayne Rethford at 630.629.4516.
Saturday, 04 October, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM