Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting


Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club’s Member Exhibit
November 11 – December 10
Viewing hours:
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy beautiful photographs in a lovely setting. With their focus on capturing nature’s beauty, members of the Mayslake Nature Study and Photography Club exhibit a wide range. Free.


Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents:
Beautiful Bach
Thursday, November 20
$25 adult; $23 senior; $7 student
For tickets call (630) 941-0202
Enjoy a night of music as ESO principal cellist Sara Sitzer and music director Stephen Alltop perform the Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord by
Johann Sebastian Bach. These sonatas blend movements of great poignancy with some of the most virtuosic music ever written for this combination of instruments.

A tour of historic Mayslake Hall will be offered at 6:30 p.m. for an additional $5 per person.

Saturday, December 6
$17 adult; $15 senior or student
For tickets call (708) 484-3797 x2, or visit acappellago.org
Enjoy a night of music as Acappellago, an a cappella chamber choir, gets you ready for the holiday season with Escape to….The Anticipation of Christmas.


Elmhurst College Jazz Band
Tuesday, December 9
$25 cabaret; $20 general; $18 seniors, student or groups of 6 or more
For tickets call (630) 206-9566
Join us for a night of jazz and merriment as the Elmhurst College Jazz Band performs holiday favorites! A tour of historic Mayslake Hall will be offered at 6:30 p.m. for an
additional $5 per person.


Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Tuesdays: December 9 – January 27 (no class Dec 23 and 30)
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.


Holiday Art and Craft Market
Friday, December 12 – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, December 13 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Free Admission
What better way to celebrate this time of year than to choose unique holiday gifts for your friends and family from a wide variety quality artisan gifts.
Part of the proceeds will benefit the next restoration project at Mayslake Hall.


Saturday, January 3
$25 adult; $23 senior – $5 rebate at the door with a donation to Hesed House.
For tickets visit www.picosamusic.com
Start the New Year out right with an afternoon of music! Enjoy the world premiere of a piece by composer Jonathon Kirka. Audiences will also enjoy works from across the ages, from Baroque sonatas by Bach and Müthel to contemporary pieces by Bartok and Bodin.


Mixed Media and Collage Studio
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Mondays: January 5 – February 9
9:00am – 11:30am
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
In this class, students will work independently on their own collages and mixed media projects. Weekly topics and demos will be presented. The creative process will be emphasized
and tack irons will be available for use in class. Students need to bring their own supplies and projects.


A Journey in Quilt Making
by Yvonne Malone
Tuesdays: January 6 – February 10
1:00pm – 3:00pm
$150 plus $20 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
This class gives an introduction to the art of quilt making. 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.


Digital Photography Fundamentals I
by Fred Drury
Mondays: January 12- February 9
6:30pm – 9:30pm
$150 plus $20 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Learn to use important features of today’s digital cameras,and in the process get introduced to the esthetics of making pictures. Weekly shooting assignments will build upon one another and exercise your creative skills.


Nature Artists’ Guild of the Morton Arboretum Exhibit
January 13 – February 28
Viewing hours:
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy beautiful works of art by the members of the Nature Artists’ Guild of The Morton Arboretum. Free.


Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, January 17
$25 general; $23 seniors: $7 students
For tickets call (630) 941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org
Be amazed by the stellar gifts of the young phenom Garam Kim playing Vivaldi’s popular The Four Seasons. ESO Concertmaster Rika Seko and Assistant Concertmaster Kathleen Carter will be featured in Vivaldi’s rousing Concerto Grosso in D minor and Bach’s beloved Concerto for Two Violins.


Drawing A Collection
by Rebecca Banasiak
Mondays: January 26 – March 23 (no class Feb 16)
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.


Lightroom I
by Fred Drury
Tuesdays: January 27 – March 24
6:30pm – 9:30pm
$150 plus $20 supply fee
Reservations: (630) 206-9566
Lightroom is a software program that combines digital asset management tools with image-optimization functionality.This class takes you through an introduction to the software, its Library module and partway through its Develop module. Lightroom 5 will be used for demonstrations; however anyone using Lightroom 4 will gain full value from the class.


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