The Grove, March 24
Tour of The Grove National Historic Landmark in Glenview
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 • 1:00pm
Registration is required.
Join program coordinators William Grice and Janet Thompson as we tour The Grove National Historic Landmark in Glenview.
The Historic Adventures group will meet at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, at 1:00pm,
and will depart promptly at 1:15pm.
Participants are asked to contribute $10 per person (or $8 per History Center member);
children’s participation is free. Your donation includes your admission, transportation and parking for carpool drivers,
and covers related expenses of the History Center.
For more information, or to register for the discussion, please call Adam or Lori at 847-391-5399.
The Grove is a history and nature museum that includes the historic home, grounds, and burial site of members of the Kennicott Family. The Grove was the home of visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott who brought his family from New Orleans to settle on this land in 1836. It was here that Dr. John’s son Robert Kennicott developed his love of nature that led to such accomplishments as exhibiting his plant and animal specimen collections at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., founding the Chicago Academy of Sciences and the exploration of Russian America that led to the purchase of Alaska. Participants will share a guided tour and have time to venture out on trails through 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie grove, mature oak forests and wetland pools preserved and maintained by the Glenview Park District. Information will be available to learn first-hand about the Native American tribes who lived on this land and the settlers who followed them and the tremendous impact they had on this community and beyond.
You may also register at our website www.desplaineshistory.org