Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:

The CCC in DuPage Forest Preserves
Friday, Aug. 18
10 – 11 a.m.

Hear about the two forest preserve Civilian Conservation Corps camps, the men who lived there in the 1930s, and the lasting marks they made on the county’s forest preserves. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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As You Like It
presented by First Folio Theatre
July 12 – Aug. 20
Wednesdays – Sundays 8:15 p.m.

When Rosalind must disguise herself as a boy to survive in the Forest of Arden, she has little hope that she will ever meet the dashing Orlando again. But the Forest is full of surprises and unexpected visitors! When Rosalind finds the exiled Orlando hanging love poems on trees, she must keep her wits about her and her identity as secret as possible. But before long our heroine finds herself in the midst of one of the most complicated love triangles Shakespeare ever wrote! A story of love at first sight, As You Like It will leave you writing on trees and looking up at the stars. All ages; under 16 with an adult. $23 – $39 per person. Purchase tickets at (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

Invasive Plants in the Midwest Landscape Exhibit
July 26 – Sept. 15
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This traveling botanical exhibit by the Chicago-area Reed-Turner Botanical Artists features works in watercolor, gouache, pencil and pen-and-ink that raise awareness of common plants that threaten the health of local habitats. There will be an opening reception 5 – 7 p.m. on July 27. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call (630) 206-9566.

Family Fishing
Friday, Sept. 1
5 – 7 p.m.

Learn fish ecology and identification as well as techniques and regulations. Ages 6 – 17 with an adult. Free. Register at 630-933-7248.
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Natural Illustration
by Rebecca Banasiak
Sept. 11 – Oct. 16
Mondays 6 – 8 p.m.

Use the natural world as inspiration as you learn about drawing and painting tools and techniques with a focus on water-based mediums. Ages 18 and up. $125 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Botanical Art: Fall Plants in Pencil
by Suzanne Wegener
Sept. 13 – Oct. 25 (except Oct. 10)
Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Record observations in a sketchbook and develop a finished piece in graphite or watercolor as you focus on plants at Mayslake. Ages 18 and up. $130 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Rediscovering Camp McDowell
by Chris Gingrich
Friday, Sept. 15
10 – 11 a.m.

Hear about McDowell Grove’s Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a secret WWII communications school for the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor of the CIA. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
Friday, Sept. 15
8 – 10 p.m.

Rise above life’s struggles at “Hitting Rock Bottom: kNOw hope,” an exciting journey from Amy Winehouse to Andra Day and everything in between. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 – $40 per person. Tickets at cgmc.org.

Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Sept. 19 – Oct. 24
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
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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Winning Votes for Women
by Leslie Goddard
Tuesday, Sept. 19
7 – 8 p.m.

Enjoy Leslie Goddard as suffragist Alice Paul, who organized parades and the first demonstrations outside the White House, lobbied politicians, and spent time in prison for women’s suffrage. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Thursday, Sept. 21
7 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy music from around the globe and then join a lively “meet the musicians” gourmet dessert reception. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $0 – $25 per person. Tickets at picosamusic.com.

Museum Day Live!
Saturday, Sept. 23
9 a.m. – Noon

This annual event, hosted by Smithsonian magazine, allows patrons to visit participating museums around the country for free. Tour the mansion, see the grounds and explore the Portiuncula Chapel. All ages; under 18 with an adult. Free. Get tickets at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

Mayslake Gardens and Grounds Tour
Saturday, Sept. 30
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Explore the gardens and learn about the griffins and other easy-to-miss carved treasures on the mansion’s Tudor revival facade. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. $15 per person. Register online or 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