Private Tour of Crab Tree Farm
Join us for a private tour of the stunning century-old Crab Tree Farm estate on Lake Michigan.Most of Crab Tree Farm’s buildings were designed by S.S. Beman, architect of historic Pullman and buildings of the 1893 World’s Fair. In 1985, it was acquired by John H. Bryan, who still raises livestock and crops here. Mr. Bryan is one of the nation’s foremost collectors of Arts & Crafts style furnishings, which are now displayed prominently. Most of the pieces were designed by Gustav Stickley, a key figure of the American Arts and Crafts (or Craftsman) movement. The collection is never open to the public, except to groups such as ours.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 – 10:00 AM -12:00 noon
Crab Tree Farm is located at 928 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, IL
RSVP before October 12 to:
Patti Van Cleave (847) 446 0001
Capacity is limited to 30 guests.
Price: $25 each for Historical Society members, $30 for guests.
Carpooling is available – just ask when you make your reservation!
Driving Directions: The estate is north of the Lake Bluff train station and about ½ mile north of IL Rte. 176. Watch for the small “Crab Tree Farm” sign; there are two entrances.