Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:

Vision Board Workshop
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Saturday, Jan. 6
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Use writing, drawing and image gathering to ignite creative insight that brings themes of change, adventure and inspiration to the surface of a large board. You will receive a supply list when you register. Ages 18 and up. $75 plus $5 supply fee per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Wizards, Wands and Wildlife
Sunday, Jan. 7
3 – 6 p.m.

Spend an enchanted evening at Mayslake! Witch and wizard families will be sorted into houses and outfitted with wands before attending magical courses, where they’ll learn about owls and other fantastic creatures, the powers of plants, and the defensive strategies of wildlife. Ages 7 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 per person. Register at 630-942-6200.
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Archery
Learn the basic techniques and safety essentials. Equipment provided. Programs will take place indoors. Free. Register at 630-933-7248.

Archery for Families
Friday, Jan. 5
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 9 and up, under 18 with an adult.
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Archery for Active Adults
Wednesday, Jan. 10
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 50 and up.
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Archery for Adults
Friday, Jan. 12
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Ages 18 and up.
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Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Jan. 9 – Feb 13
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
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Explore and enhance your artistic style at this intermediate-advanced class. Ages 18 and up. $125 per person per session. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club Exhibit
Jan. 10 – Feb. 24
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy the beautiful photographs captured by the Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.

Winter Art Journaling
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Jan. 11 – Feb. 15
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Rescue a hard cover book and utilize its structure by gluing pages together to form a base for creative expression. Learn to manipulate art materials by layering with acrylics, pastels,
watercolors and collage. You will receive a supply list when you register. Ages 18 and up. $175 plus $10 supply fee per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.
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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Jan. 13
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Regional violin sensation and Stradivarius Society’s newest recipient, Joshua Brown, performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and dazzling concertos showcase ESO string principals. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $7 – $25 per person. Tickets at elmhurstsymphony.org or 630-941-0202.

Lightroom I
by Fred Drury
Jan. 24 – Feb. 21
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Learn about Adobe’s Lightroom software, which allows you to enhance and organize digital photos, and work with the program’s Library and Develop modules at this five-part class on Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. $150 plus $20 supply fee per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.
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“Women in Jeopardy”
presented by First Folio Theatre
Jan. 24 – Feb. 25
Sundays and Thursdays 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.
Plus Feb. 10 – 24: Saturdays 4 p.m.

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this biting comedy. Divorcées Mary, Jo and Liz are best friends, always looking out for each other. So when Mary and Jo begin to suspect that Liz’s new boyfriend is a serial killer, they begin an investigation to prove it to her and save her life. But when they bring Liz’s teenage daughter Amanda into it, along with her spaced-out boyfriend Trenner, things go from humorously tricky to hilariously complex. Ages 14 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 – $44 per person. Tickets at 630-986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

Assets in the Attic
Saturday, Jan. 27
1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
1:30– 3:15 p.m.
2:00– 3:45 p.m.
2:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Explore the Forest Preserve District’s collection of historic and natural artifacts, and learn how proper care can preserve your own precious items. Help repair a book exhibiting common problems of damaged bindings, too. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. $15 per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.
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Wonders of Winter
Saturday, Feb. 3
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Go on a horse-drawn hayride, take a nature hike, and try ice fishing, snowshoeing and other ways to enjoy the outdoors in winter. Then, warm up inside Mayslake Hall with fun activities. All ages. Free admission; fees for some activities. Registration not required. Questions? Call 630-933-7248.

Printed with Love: Block Printing Valentines
Tuesday, Feb. 6
1 – 3 p.m.

Hear the history of mass-produced Valentines and make your own using block printing techniques. Ages 18 and up. $20 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Nature Photography Workshops
by Hank Erdmann

This series of introductory workshops can be taken individually or together and will provide students with an introduction to photography. Ages 18 and up. $25 per person per workshop. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Workshop I: Nature Photos, Gear & Exposure
Tuesday, Feb. 6
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Gain a general understanding of nature photography,photography equipment, image processing and exposure.

Workshop II: Light, Close Up & Landscapes
Tuesday, Feb. 13
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Learn about lenses, light characteristics and image types.

Workshop III: Composition Mechanics
Tuesday, Feb. 20
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Explore the technical side of composition.

Workshop IV: Composition Aesthetics
Tuesday, Feb. 27
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Explore the aesthetic side of composition.

Walking in this World
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Mondays: February 12 – May 14 (no class March 19)
9:30 a.m. – Noon

This 13-week group circle course will explore Julia Cameron’s Walking in this World, the sequel to The Artist’s Way. These books are designed to help people discover their unique creativity in gentle ways. Journal writing, group discussion and the comfort of like-minded people can help you become creative in all aspect of your life. Ages 18 and up. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Ranger Adventure Day
Monday, Feb. 19
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Find out what it takes to be a ranger as you try archery, go on a guided hike and enjoy other outdoor fun while learning about plants and animals. Ages 9 – 12. $60 per person. Register at 630-850-7284.
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Peabody Family Tour
Saturday, Feb. 24
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Hear stories about the Peabody family and see artifacts and photographs while you explore the mansion on this docent guided tour. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. $15 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Botanical Art: Winter Plants
by Suzanne Wegener
Feb. 26 – Mar. 19
Mondays: 7 – 9:30 p.m.

At this four-part class on Mondays, learn how to record observations in a sketchbook and develop a finished piece in graphite or watercolor as you focus on plants that thrive in the winter. Ages 18 and up. $90 plus $10 supply fee per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Group Tours and Programs

Tours of Mayslake Hall

Private Group Tours

Private tours of Mayslake Hall are available outside regular tour times for groups of 8 or more.
$8 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