Join Us For Fun Events!

Creative FUNdraising events and programs help support the Museum and bring history to life. The Museum has several events and activities planned for 2023, including the Lake Bluff History Museum Auto Show, Crab Tree Farm tour, Ghost Walk … and more!

Distilling History-The Great Rondout Train Robbery

Come to North Shore Distillery on June 9 to learn about the largest train robbery in U.S. history, which happened 100 years ago just up the road on R-176. more...

Lake Bluff History Museum AUTO SHOW 2024

Save the date! The ever-growing, extremely popular Lake Bluff History Museum Auto Show will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2024. more...

The Great Lake Bluff Hystori-cal Trivia Hunt 2024

The Great Lake Bluff Hystori-cal Trivia Hunt is on July 20. It's a great way to socialize with friends, learn Lake Bluff history, enjoy a drink or two, exercise your legs and brain, have fun . . . and possibly win a prize! more...

Hops & History: Bootleggers, Bandits & Bathtub Gin

Learn about Lake Bluff's Bootleggers, Bandits & Bathtub Gin on August 6, 2024, at Lake Bluff Brewery! Kathy O'Hara will share stories passed down through the generations. more...

Crab Tree Farm Tour 2024

Our annual tour of Crab Tree Farm takes place in two shifts -- 10 am and 1 pm -- on Saturday, September 14, 2024. more...

Ghost Walk!

Lake Bluff History Museum’s Ghost Walk is happening beneath an almost full moon on October 18 and 19. This year's event has a “Classic Hollywood Horror" theme. more...

Holiday Home Tour 2024

Lake Bluff History Museum Holiday Home takes place on December 8, 2024 , showcasing local homes decked out in their seasonal best. Make a day of it! more...

The Lake: Lake Bluff and Michi Gami

Lake Bluff's relationship with Lake Michigan provides the context for the Museum’s exhibit opening July 15: "Lake Bluff and Michi Gami," beginning with the lake’s formation and continuing to the present. more...

Lake Bluff Walking Tours App

The museum launched a brand-new app for smart phones and tablets this spring, offering three tours of historically significant buildings, neighborhoods and stories -- with more tours to come. more...