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Distilling History: Billy Caldwell — Chicago and the Great Lakes Trail

What’s better than learning about history? Learning about history while enjoying a cocktail with friends, is what. In 2019 the Lake Bluff History Museum introduced Distilling History, a series of history presentations and performances at North Shore Distillery. The first 2020 Distilling History program is on Billy Caldwell – Chicago and the Great Lakes Trail. […] more...

Holiday Home Tour 2020

Save the date for the most charming Holiday Home tour for miles and miles around! The Lake Bluff History Museum Holiday Home Tour takes place on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., showcasing local homes decked out in their seasonal best. You don’t want to miss this tour! You’ll meet new […] more...

LBHM Auto Show 2020

Save the date for the best auto show on the North Shore! The 8th annual Lake Bluff History Museum Auto Show will take place on June 20, 2020, in downtown Lake Bluff. What started as a small gathering of car aficionados showcasing a dozen classic automobiles in 2013 has grown into an event attracting more […] more...

Dogs on the Bluff

Lake Bluff is a very dog-friendly town. There’s a dog on every corner — at least! More likely one in just about every-other home. And come summer, you’ll start seeing dogs of a more colorful nature when the public art display “Dogs on the Bluff” unleashes more than 70 fiberglass dogs and puppies. These are […] more...

Crab Tree Farm: Arts & Crafts Collection Tour 2020

On September 19, 2020, the Museum will host a tour of the Crab Tree Farm Arts and Crafts Collection. The Arts and Crafts Collection is housed in five buildings on the property located at 982 Sheridan Road in Lake Bluff. The tour lasts approximately 1 1⁄2 hours. Crab Tree Farm was built in 1910 after […] more...

Lake Bluff Anniversary Party

Save the Date for Lake Bluff’s 125th Anniversary Bash on September 26, 2020! The year’s anniversary activities will culminate in a celebration including fireworks at Blair Park. Details will come as the date approaches … but be sure to put it in your calendar now and plan to be there! more...

Spirits in the Night: Ghost Stories from Lake Bluff & Beyond!

Have you ever seen a ghost? Want to share your ghost story or listen to other spirit-sighters share theirs? Local story tellers will share their experiences of the other world at Spirits of the Night on October 28, 2020, the second program in the museum’s Distilling History series this year. Spirits in the Night embraces […] more...