Discover Mayslake (Free)

Saturday, Jul 22nd, 2017 by

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/22/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Mayslake Peabody Estate

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Take a self-guided tour of the Mayslake mansion and enjoy live music and theater, art projects, hikes, archery and fishing at “Discover Mayslake” on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook.

The free, all-ages open house spotlights programs and events offered throughout the year at the 87-acre estate, which includes its 1920s Tudor Revival-style Mayslake Hall, a national historic landmark.

Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy live music from Picosa, Sinfonietta Bel Canto and Acappellago, regular performers at Mayslake, and mini-performances by First Folio, Mayslake’s resident theater company and the premier nonprofit professional theater in the western suburbs. They can see demonstrations, too, by Music Together, a music and movement program for newborns to kindergartners offered at the estate throughout the year.

Visitors can take in the beauty of Mayslake with hikes led by District naturalists or on garden walks led by volunteers who care for the estate’s heritage garden. They can try fun activities at stations featuring bugs and letterboxing (a type of outdoor treasure hunt) or try a hand at archery and fishing with District rangers. A schedule of events is available at dupageforest.org/Discover-Mayslake-2017. For more information, call 630-206-9566.

Other activities include historical talks about the forest preserve and Mayslake Hall restoration, “open-house style” tours of the mansion, an art exhibit of Mayslake-inspired works, and art projects, including one where visitors’ completed images will be posted on the Mayslake Facebook page.

 

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