Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

Upcoming Events:

When Art and Nature Meet
Daily through Oct. 23

Stroll through the grounds of the estate, and enjoy nature inspired installations created by professional artists and community groups to commemorate the Forest Preserve District’s first 100 years. Mayslake Preserve is open one hour after sunrise until one hour after sunset.

The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story
presented by First Folio Theatre
Sept. 23 – Nov. 1
Wednesdays – Saturdays 8 p.m.
Sundays 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Back by popular demand, “The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story” brings Poe’s macabre and melancholic tales and poems to life as audience members move from room to room in historic Mayslake Hall. Poe and his beloved wife, Virginia, will guide you through the mansion to experience such tales of madness as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” The last run was sold out, so get your tickets early! Ages 14 and up; under 18 with an adult. $22 – $39 per person. For tickets, call (630) 986-8067 or visit, www.firstfolio.org.

Teen Open Studio
by Rebecca Banasiak
Oct. 5 – Dec. 7 (with a one-week break TBD)
Mondays 6 – 8 p.m.

This class is for intermediate and advanced students wishing to focus on drawing and painting skills while creating artwork to enhance their portfolios. Students will use pastels, colored
pencil, graphite, watercolor, charcoal, acrylic paint and other media. Ages 12 – 18. $190 plus $25 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.

Digital Photography Fundamentals I
by Fred Drury
Oct. 19 – Nov. 16
Mondays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Learn to use important features of today’s digital cameras, and in the process get introduced to the aesthetics of making pictures. Weekly shooting assignments will build upon one another and exercise your creative skills. Adults only. $150 plus $20 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
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Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Oct. 20 – Dec. 8 (no class November 24)
Tuesdays 10 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. 7 weeks. $145 per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
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Sunday, Oct. 25 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Come try this widely popular, high-tech treasure hunting activity using a GPS unit to discover hidden caches at Mayslake. Ages 6 and up; under 16 with an adult. Free. To register, call (630) 933-7248.

Lightroom I
by Fred Drury
Oct. 27 – Nov. 24
Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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. Demonstrations will use Lightroom 6, but anyone using Lightroom 4 or 5 will benefit fully. Adults only. $150 plus $20 supply fee per person. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
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DuPage through the Artist’s Eye
Tuesday November 3 – Wednesday December 9
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm/Sat 9am-1pm

Enjoy works of art inspired by the natural and historic resources protected by the Forest Preserve of DuPage County in its 100 years of existence. A free closing reception will take place on Wednesday, December 9 from 6-8 PM. Free admission

Introduction to Photographic Composition
Thursdays, November 5-19 @ Mayslake Peabody Estate
Saturdays, November 7, 14 @ field trip locations
Thursdays: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Saturdays: Time TBD on first night of class
(630) 206-9566
The class is an introduction to photographic composition. The topics covered will include basic tools of composition, creating the illusion of three-dimensionality, what makes a photograph more than a picture, composing a photograph in the field, and finishing a composition. Thursday night sessions will take place at Mayslake Peabody Estate. Saturday sessions will take place off-site at designated field-trip locations. Adults only. $150. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
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Picosa: Looking Back
Thursday, November 5
7 PM

Join Picosa, a chamber music ensemble, as they celebrate flutist Jennie Brown’s debut solo album, Looking Back: Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner. Ages 10 and up with an adult. $25 general; $23 senior; $10 college student; Free for high school students and younger. $5 rebate off full-priced tickets with a donation to Hesed House. To order tickets, or for a list of needed donation items, visit the Picosa website, www.picosamusic.com.

The Early Show
Sunday, November 8
10 AM – 5 PM
The Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, DRiFT, and the FPDDC invites all fishing fans to enjoy the Early Show, Chicagoland’s only fly fishing show! Come and sit with some of the area’s best fly tyers demonstrating their talents tying a wide variety of fly patterns. Bring the kids for the free youth fly tying program and view bugs that fish eat under a high-powered microscope. The show will also feature local vendors with products for sale. $10 at the door. No reservation required.

Over There: The War to End All Wars
Tuesday, November 17
7 PM

It’s been over 100 years since the beginning of World War I, the war that more than any other brought major changes to warfare, leadership in Europe, and society, especially for women. In this first person portrayal, hear how World War I resulted in a world turned upside-down. Ages 14 and up with an adult. $10 per ticket. To register, call (630) 206-9566.
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Fandango: Dueling Harpsichords!
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, November 19
7:30 PM

Enjoy a night of music as the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents, “Fandango: Dueling Harpsichords!” Featured works will include and Bach’s Concerto in C, BWV 1061, Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts, Boccherini’s sparkling Fandango and other delights.  A not-to-be -missed musical experience! Adult $25 / Senior $23 / Students $7. Ages 10 and up with an adult. For tickets call, (630) 941-0202 or visit, www.elmhurstsymphony.org.

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.
$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