Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:

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.

“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.

Beyond Monarchs:
Preserving Endangered Butterflies, Bees and Dragonflies
Tuesday, Feb. 20
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Butterflies, bees and dragonflies are struggling to adapt to modern times and changing conditions. Join a program to learn about the Forest Preserve District’s research in protecting several at-risk species, including the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly, Hine’s emerald dragonfly and rusty-patched bumblebee. Then, discover our conservation efforts in DuPage forest preserves and ways to protect pollinators and other insects in your community. This program is offered with our partner the DuPage Monarch Project. Free. No registration required.

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 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.

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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Near West Art Collective’s Out Side In
Feb. 28 – April 20
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy this exhibit by members of the Near West Art Collective, and meet the artists at a reception on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. All ages. Free. No registration. Questions? Call 630-206-9566.

Prayer Flag Workshop
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Thursday, March 8
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Use acrylics, stamps, stencils and textiles to create a string of 10 prayer flags as you learn the origins and meanings of these colorful cloths. Ages 18 and up. $75 plus $20 supply fee per
person. Register at 630-206-9566.
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Picosa
Sunday, March 11
3 – 5 p.m.

Enjoy music from this Chicago-based chamber ensemble known for its signature symphonic sound. Then, meet the musicians at a lively gourmet dessert reception. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free – $25 per person. Tickets at picosamusic.com.

Explore Your Tackle Box
Sunday, March 11
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Bring your tackle box to this indoor program to learn how to use what’s inside and how lures look to fish. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. Free. Register at 630-933-7248.
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Acappellago
Saturday, March 17
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join this a cappella choir for Escape to … The Wonderful World of Color, a prism of songs featuring a new cycle written by Acappellago favorite Robert Applebaum. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 – $17 per person. Tickets at acappellago.org or 708-484-3797.

Mary’s Wedding
presented by First Folio Theatre
March 28 – April 29
Sundays and Thursdays 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.
Plus Saturdays, April 14 – 28 4 p.m.

A couple discovers first love as the world collapses in 1914, leaving them to hide their love as they try to find a place where the uncertainties of WWI can’t find them. Ages 14 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 – $44 per person. Tickets at 630-986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

Mayslake Hall Engineering Tour
Saturday, March 31
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Explore the mansion and learn about the structural, mechanical and electrical innovations used in its construction. Ages 12 and up; under 16 with an adult. $15 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