Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

Upcoming Events:


AFA Best of the Best Exhibit, 2015
March 10 – April 24
Viewing hours:
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
The Alliance of Fine Arts presents their annual exhibition of local artists that have distinguished themselves over the past year in the local art guilds. Free.


“Love Loss and What I Wore”
presented by First Folio Theatre
March 25 – April 26
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8:00p.m.
Sundays at 3:00p.m.
For tickets call (630) 986-8067 or visit firstfolio.org
A play by, for, and about women: their lives, their memories,their mothers… and their clothes. From first bras to prom dresses to that little black dress, this insightful comedy celebrates the deep and abiding love/hate relationship women have with their wardrobes.


Introduction to Nature Photography
by Hank Erdmann
Classroom Sessions: Apr 28, 29, May 5 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Field Trip Sessions: May 2 and 9 at 8 a.m.
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Join Hank Erdmann, a professional photographer with over 40 years of nature and travel photography experience, for and introduction to the art of nature photography. Students will gain an understanding of their cameras, photographic principles, and post production techniques. Class sessions will alternate between lecture and critiques sessions in a classroom and field trips to take photographs. A DSLR or Mirrorless style camera is required.


Huffing and Puffing – The Railroad Era and Chicago
Tuesday, April 28
7:00 p.m.
Aided by then and now photos, join award-winning journalist and educator Jerome M. O’Connor, in an exploration of the age when railroads ruled American commerce.


The Music of Augusta Read Thomas
by Picosa
Wednesday, April 29
7:00 p.m.
$25 adults; $23 seniors. Audience members who bring a donation for Hesed House will receive a $5 rebate at the door. For a list of needed donation items, visit the Picosa website.
For tickets, call (630) 206-9566 or visit picosamusic.com
Enjoy multiple works by Chicago composer Augusta Read Thomas. Contrasting works to be presented include Joan Tower’s Petroushskates for flute, clarinet, violin, cello,and piano and Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and cello ensemble. A tour of historic Mayslake Hall will be offered at 6:00 p.m. at an additional $5 per person.


Native Plant Sale
May 8-9
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This two-day sale will feature native plants that will help you create a native landscape around your home. Naturalists on site can assist with landscape design and plant selection. Presale ordering opens on 1 March.


A Journey in Quiltmaking
By Yvonne Malone
Tuesdays: May 12 – June 16
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m..
$150 plus $20 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
This class gives an introduction to the art of quiltmaking. Students will use inspirations from nature and make a small quilt that can be used as a wall hanging or table runner. The class also incorporates exercises that are useful in planning a quilt and overcoming creative blocks.


Music Together Sing Along
Saturday, May 23
11:00 a.m..
Join Music Together teachers from Oak Brook and Elmhurst for a fun morning sing and dance along. Ages birth – 7. $12 per person; $40 family of four.


Man Caves of Yesteryear
Tuesday, May 19
7:00 p.m.
“Man cave” may be a relatively new term, but the practice of having gendered spaces within homes is anything but new. Learn how gender-norms have influenced architecture from the Victorian Era to today and take a tour of Mayslake Peabody Estate’s very own “man cave” – a Turkish bath and billiards room open for the first time to the public!


Classic Jazz – With Strings Attached!
by Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, May 28
7:30 p.m.
$25 adults; $23 seniors: $7 students.
For tickets, call (630) 941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org
Enjoy a program of strings performing works by Gershwin and Duke Ellington, including Take the “A” Train, Caravan,and selections from “Porgy and Bess.”


Tours of Mayslake Hall

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. / 10:00 a.m. / 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.

• All year round with the exception of major Holidays and mid-December through mid-January.
• No reservations needed
• Cost $5 per person

Private Group Tours

Private tours of Mayslake Hall are available outside regular tour times for groups of 8 or more.
$5 per person.
To schedule your private tour please call (630) 206-9566

School groups and Scouts

We offer tour programs for schools (Grade 3- 12), Girl scouts and Boy scouts. Although we offer several different programs that are age appropriate, all include several hands-on activities and have a focus on architecture.

Teachers! We are always interested in developing new programs with you, as to best serve you and your students needs.

$5 per person
For more information on the different programs or to book one for your class or scout group please call (630) 206-9585