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West Lake Forest Book Signing and Lecture
West Lake Forest Lecture and Book Signing
The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society is offering a free program for the premier of the book West Lake Forest by authors Susan Kelsey, (Historical Society Board Member) Arthur Miller and Shirley Paddock. The lecture and book signing will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest. Books will be available for purchase for a special premier price of $20 (regular price is $24). The program is free. For reservations, please visit www.lflbhistory.org or call 847-234-5253.
The authors will share some of the stories uncovered during their research and will be on hand to sign books. Celebrate early Everett pioneers, schools, St. Patrick’s Church, dairy farms and magnificent country estates in this book full of wonderful photographs of West Lake Forest.
More About The Elawa Farm Foundation
Built in 1917, Elawa Farm was named as a composite of ELsa and A. Watson Armour. Elawa Farm was their weekend home, designed by David Adler, and featuring a style of a gentleman's farm which emphasized enjoying the pleasures of land ownership over a farm for profit.
In 1998, the city of Lake Forest purchased the 16 acre parcel including the original farm complex featuring the Wildlife Discovery Center, which has a variety of species ranging from reptiles to a bobcat.
The Garden Market runs through the end of October featuring crops from the grounds of Elawa Farm property, which has undergone a major restoration since 2009.