Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

Upcoming Events:


NEW at Mayslake!
Ranger Adventure Camps
For the first time we’re partnering with Forest Preserve District rangers to offer kids summer camps. Kids will participate in fun, recreational activities such as archery, fishing and paddling; explore the surrounding forest preserve to learn about resident plants and animals; and discover the rich cultural and historical offerings of Mayslake Hall. Spots are limited, so register early! Ages 9 – 12. $200 per five-day camp for DuPage County residents; $250 for nonresidents.
To register, call (630) 933-7248.
Six Sessions to choose from:
July 6 – 10, July 13 – 17, July 20 – 24, July 27 – 31, Aug. 3 – 7 and Aug. 10 – 14
Mondays – Fridays
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Oak Brook Art League Exhibit
May 13 – June 19
Viewing hours:
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy an exhibit featuring artwork by members of the Oak Brook Art League. Free.


Music Together Sing Along
Saturday, May 23
11:00 a.m..
Join Music Together teachers from Oak Brook and Elmhurst for a fun morning sing and dance along. Ages birth – 7. $12 per person; $40 family of four.


Classic Jazz – With Strings Attached!
by Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, May 28
7:30 p.m.
$25 adults; $23 seniors: $7 students.
For tickets, call (630) 941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org
Enjoy a program of strings performing works by Gershwin and Duke Ellington, including Take the “A” Train, Caravan,and selections from “Porgy and Bess.”


Adult Alternative Media
By Rebecca Banasiak
Mondays: June 1 – July 6
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Explore a wide range of artistic techniques. From traditional oil painting and printmaking practices to unconventional methods like splatter painting, you will develop and improve your creative and artistic abilities. Activities take place inside and out, so dress for the weather. Adults only. $125 plus $35 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Introduction to Photographic Composition
By Willard CLay
Classroom Sessions: June 3, 10, 17 at 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Field Trip I: June 6 at 4 p.m.
Field Trip II: June 13 at 7 a.m.
Learn the basic tools of photographic composition and how to create the illusion of three-dimensionality, compose a photograph in the field and finish a composition. Wednesday sessions are at Mayslake Peabody Estate; Saturday field trips are off-site, so dress for the weather. Adults only. $150 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Paper Treasures
By Laura Lein-Svencner
June 8 – July 13 (except June 29)
Mondays 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Bring materials from home, such as old ticket stubs, small photos, stamps and book pages, and learn collage techniques to create small treasures of memories. You’ll be introduced to the use of the heat-seal iron for adhering materials to papers, and there will be an emphasis on embellishments and thread. Adults only. $145 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Exploring Watercolor
By Ann Grill
Tuesdays: June 9 – July 7
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..
Explore and enhance your own personal style while enjoying the process of watercolor painting in this beautiful setting. The instructor will give individual help and mini-demos in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Adults only. $104 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Installation Art
By Kate Pszotka
June 8 – July 13
Mondays 1 – 3 p.m.
Learn how to create site-specific art installations using natural materials through construction, group critiques and documentary clips. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


by Picosa
Wednesday, June 10
7 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of beautiful chamber music. Pieces will include Beethoven’s “Piano Trio Opus 70 No. 1 ‘Ghost Trio’” for violin, cello and piano featuring virtuoso violinist and Picosa 2014 Breaking Ground Artist Clarissa Bevilacqua; Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” transcribed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano by composer-inresidence Jonathon Kirk; and “CryptOlogiE” by composer Shawn Okpebholo, a Wheaton College Conservatory of Music associate professor. The fascinating piece is Okpebholo’s homage to the love of his young family with
names and birthdays coded and composed into the work. An optional tour of historic Mayslake Hall will begin at 6 p.m. for an additional $5 per person. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 per person; $23 seniors; $5 rebate with a donation to Hesed House. For tickets and a list of needed items, visit picosamusic.com


When Art and Nature Meet
June 14 – Oct. 23
Daily one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset
Stroll through the grounds of the estate, and enjoy nature inspired installations created by professional artists and community groups. An opening event with a guided walk will take place on June 14 at 1 p.m.


Adult Painting
By Madeline Shea
June 15 – July 20
Mondays Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Learn about the basics of art including drawing, color mixing, color theory, elements of design, composition and more. The noncompetitive, supportive environment for all skill levels allows creativity to flourish. Individual and group discussions occur as needed. Adults only. $125 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


Summer Jazz
Elmhurst College Jazz Band
Thursday, June 18
7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night of music with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $25 cabaret seating; $20 general admission; $18 seniors, students and groups of six or more. For tickets, call (630) 206-9566.


Lightroom II
By Fred Drury
Thursdays: June 25 – July 23
This class continues from Lightroom I. The class also demonstrates techniques for integrating Lightroom with Photoshop. Prerequisite: Lightroom I or equivalent. $150 plus $20 supply fee. To register, call (630) 206-9566.


(Un)rest and Relaxation: A Look Into 1915
July 1 – August 12
Viewing hours:
Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Learn about 1915 by exploring events, fads and cultures of the U. S. and abroad through artifacts, interpretive displays, newspaper articles and informational panels. Free.


“The Winter’s Tale”
presented by First Folio Theatre
July 8 – August 9
Wednesdays – Sundays at 8:15p.m.
What is the price of jealousy? For King Leontes of Sicily it is the death of his wife and the banishment of his daughter to distant Bohemia. This tale of faith and redemption is a reminder of the cost of love and the value of trust. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $22 – $39 per person. For tickets, call (630) 986-8067, or visit firstfolio.org.


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