Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:

Alliance of Fine Art “Best of the Best” Exhibit
Mar. 1 – Apr. 30
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Alliance of Fine Arts presents its annual exhibition of local artists who have distinguished themselves over the past year in the local art guilds. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call (630) 206-9566

Mayslake Hall Engineering Tour
Saturday, Mar. 25
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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“Silent Sky”
presented by First Folio Theatre
Mar. 29 – Apr. 30
Sundays and Thursdays 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.
Plus Saturdays, May. 8, 15, 22 and 29 4 p.m.

Henrietta Leavitt was one of the “computer ladies” at the Harvard observatory in the early 1900s. She was never allowed to use the telescope, but she made ground-breaking discoveries that paved the way for Hubble and other more well-known astronomers. This poignant but funny play tells her true story. Ages 14 and up; under 18 with an adult. $22 – $39 per person. Purchase tickets at (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org.

Intro to Drawing and Painting
by Rebecca Banasiak
Apr. 3 – May 8
Mondays 6 – 8 p.m.

Gain a basic understanding of the techniques and tools used to draw and paint. Water based mediums will be the primary focus of the class, but other materials will be touched on as well. Ages 18 and up. $125 plus $20 supply fee per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Introduction to Photography I
by Hank Erdmann
Classroom Sessions: Apr. 3 and 10
7 – 10 p.m.
Field Trip: Apr. 8
8 – 10 a.m. Locations TBD at Apr. 3 class

Enjoy an introduction to the basics of photography and begin explore the artistry behind exposure. Ages 18 and up. $80 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Digital Photo Fundamentals I
by Fred Drury
Apr. 5 – May 3
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Learn about the important features of digital cameras and the aesthetics of great images. Ages 18 and up. $150 plus $20 supply fee per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Collage and Mixed Media Studio
by Laura Lein-Svencner
Apr. 6 – May 11
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – Noon

In this studio-style class students will work independently on their own collages and mixed media projects. Weekly topics and some demos will be presented in composition, basic design skills, glues, image transfers and when a piece of artwork is finished. You will receive a supply list when you register. Ages 18 and up. $175 plus $10 supply fee per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, Apr. 6
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy “All that Jazz,” as selected ESO musicians perform jazz favorites and lesser known gems. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $7 – $25 per person. Purchase tickets at elmhurstsymphony.org or (630) 941-0202.

60 Miles Under the Loop
Friday, Apr. 14
10 a.m. – Noon

Sixty-two miles of tunnels under the Chicago Loop were mostly forgotten until the disastrous Chicago flood on April 13, 1992. Explore the construction, uses and effects of this fascinating network of tunnels. Ages 18 and up. $10 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Geocaching
Saturday, Apr. 15 or Saturday, Apr. 22
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Try a family-friendly treasure-hunting activity using a GPS unit to discover hidden caches. Equipment provided. Ages 6 and up; under 16 with an adult. $5 per person. Register at dupageforest.org or (630) 933-7248.

Benjamin Marshall
Tuesday, Apr. 18
7 – 8 p.m.

Learn about the architect behind Mayslake Hall— from his larger-than-life personality to his contributions to Chicago architecture. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $5 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
Apr. 18 – May 23
Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore and enhance your own artistic style while painting in a beautiful setting at this six-part intermediate-advanced class on Tuesdays. Ages 18 and up. $125 per person per session. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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WDCB Presents: Libby York & Jeremy Kahn Duo
Thursday, Apr. 20
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Spend an evening with jazz singer Libby York as she performs songs from her latest release, “Memoir,” accompanied by pianist Jeremy Kahn. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 per person. Purchase tickets at (630) 206-9566.
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Introduction to Photography II
by Hank Erdmann
Classroom Sessions: Apr. 24 and May 1
7 – 10 p.m.
Field Trip: Apr. 29
8 – 10 a.m. Locations TBD at Apr. 24 class

Enjoy an introduction to the basics of photography and begin explore the artistry behind composition. Ages 18 and up. $80 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