Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting


Upcoming Events:


Canine Crossroads: The Peabodys and Their Dogs
July 1 – August 15
Viewing hours: Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the Peabody family and their dogs through an exhibit of photos and other artifacts. Admission is FREE.


First Folio presents:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Wednesdays – Sundays, July 9 – August 10
$22 – $37
For tickets call (630) 986-8067 or visit firstfolio.org
Short on money, Falstaff sets out on a quest to seduce not just one but two wealthy married women, who decide to teach him a lesson in fidelity and honesty.


Girls Writing Workshops!
by Carmela Martino
Girls Write On!
Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8
Students entering grades 6-8
9:30am – Noon
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Come join us for friendship and fun! This girls-only camp is designed specifically to empower and affirm budding girl authors. Activities include playing writing-related games, listening to literature by women authors, experimenting with different writing techniques, and providing feedback to each other. Girls write in a variety of forms, including poetry, memoir, and fiction. They also receive help revising and polishing their work. By the end of the camp, students will have created an anthology of their work, and made some new friends!


Teen Art Camp
By Rebecca Banasiak
Monday – Friday, August 11 – 15
10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
$200 plus a $35 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Explore a range of techniques from traditional drawing practices to unconventional methods, and develop and improve your creative and artistic abilities. Activities are indoors and outside, so dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch.


Adult Studio Painting
By Madeline Shea
Mondays: August 18 – September 29 (no class September 1)
Noon – 2:30p.m.
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Learn about the basics of Art including drawing, color mixing and color theory, elements of design, composition and more. The non-competitive, supportive environment, allows creativity to flourish. Individual and group discussions occur as needed. All levels of art backgrounds are accepted.


Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Tuesdays: September 20 – October 7
10:00am – 12:30pm
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Explore and enhance your own artistic style while painting in this beautiful setting. The instructor will give individual help and mini-demos in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Teen Open Art Studio
by Rebecca Banasiak
Mondays: September 8 – September 29 (no class July 14)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
$80+ $5 supply fee
($60 when your child also takes “Drawing a Collection”)
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
This class, exclusively for intermediate and advanced
students, will improve their drawing skills through media
including pastels, colored pencil, graphite, and more.
Students will work from various photographs and still lifes to
create a body of art work.


Abstract Landscapes through Collage
By Laura Lein-Svencner
Mondays: September 15 – November 3
9:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
$165 + $15 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Taking inspiration from our environment while working
with the basic design principles, students will create unique
abstract landscapes with their own individual collage papers
in this 8-week course.


Drawing A Collection
by Rebecca Banasiak
Mondays: October 6 – December 8 (no class November 10 & 17)
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
In this class that combines artistic skills and museum
collections, you will learn drawing techniques using natural
history mounts and artifacts as your subjects. You will also
work to create your own collection as inspiration and
subject matters for your art.


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