Leaf Masthead - summer red flowers
Summer 2017, Volume 5, Issue 4    
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Redfield Estate
Host your dream wedding
Fun Summer Programs!

Crafters & 
Artisans Wanted!
Critter Corner
American Bullfrog
Nature Calendar
Summer 2017
Featured at The Grove Store
Open Daily
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grove Heritage Association
Rustlings Newsletter
Save the Date 
GHA Farm to Table
The Grove

National Historic


1421 Milwaukee Ave.

Glenview, IL



8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



9 a.m.-5 p.m.


New Year's Day

July 4




Experience The Grove!
A National Historic Landmark and Illinois Nature Preserve
Dear Friend of The Grove,

Summer at The Grove is in full swing! The beautiful, warm weather makes summer the perfect time to visit. Camps have started and Summer History Tours, including the Dr. John Kennicott Exhibit, are underway. Bring your family out to experience the past on Pioneer Day on June 24th. New this year is the Glenview Park District's Museum Quest program. Be sure to collect all four stamps! Sample some of our great nature programming. Learn about geocaching or enjoy the magic of The Grove at night when you learn about fireflies or bats. The Grove truly has something for everyone!
Best Wishes to Steve Swanson
The Grove says goodbye to Steve Swanson after 38 years as Director! Read about Steve's many accomplishments in this article by incoming Grove Director, Lorin Ottlinger. 
Pioneer Day
Saturday, June 24, 10 am-4 pm
Costumed interpreters will take you and your family on a journey into the past. Discover how pioneers like the Kennicott family lived, worked and played through hands-on activities like candle making, rug braiding, cooking, weaving, games and blacksmithing. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be available to purchase.
Summer History Tour
Jun 13-Aug 20 (Tu, Th, Sa & Su) 11 am-3 pm
Step into the past as costumed staff lead tours of the historic Kennicott house, Log Cabin, School House, Native American Longhouse and the Archives Building. Participate in the daily chores and activities of a pioneer family. Bring the whole family! Admission is free! 

Museum Quest 
Tu, Th, Sa & Su 11 am-3 pm
Discover and visit all three of the Glenview Park District Museums-The Grove, Air Station Prairie, and Wagner Farm! Once you've earned a stamp from each location, you will receive a prize at the end! Museum Quest hours at The Grove and Air Station Prairie are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-3 pm 
Robert Kennicott in the News
Because Robert Kennicott is featured in the new Smithsonian exhibit, "Objects of Wonder," The Grove is receiving a lot of national attention!
Listen to Steve Swanson's interview with NPR.
Read Buzzfeed's "15 Fascinating Objects that will Change How You View the World."
Learn more about Robert in Parks & Recreation Magazine.

Capture your memories at The Grove
The Grove grounds and historic buildings provide a magical backdrop for family portraits or for wedding parties to take pictures any time of the year.
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From the Archives
Read all about an exciting recent acquisition! One of the original chandeliers that hung in the Kennicott House was returned and restored. 
Air Station Prairie
Jun 13-Aug 20 (Tu, Th, Sa & Su) 11 am-3 pm
Summer is in full bloom at Fuller Air Station Prairie. Stop by for a tour, and you may even run into the site's namesake! Sign up for one of our fun family activities like Geocatching or join us for a Free Bird Walk! Preschoolers and their parents will enjoy Butterfly Boogie or Diggin' Up Crayfish. 
Volunteer News and Opportunities 
More than 50 volunteers contributed their time during Vintage Market, on Saturday, May 13! The day was beautiful, the vendors and food trucks amazing, and the volunteers absolutely monumental. Volunteers helped in admissions, greeting and providing information and in helping shoppers gather and load their  over-sized  or heavy purchases. We have some great special events on the horizon along with ongoing volunteer opportunities. If you are not already a volunteer and would like to join the ranks, please e-mail Elizabeth Cline or call 224-521-2098. 
Thanks for Reading!
Don't let summer pass you by! Come out and enjoy all The Grove has to offer As always, we welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions. Please contact us at thegrove@glenviewparks.orgFollow us on social media!
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