Welcome to Mayslake Peabody Estate

Providing Cultural and Educational Opportunities in a Historic Setting

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Upcoming Events:


A Dilly of An Afternoon!
Get gussied up, bring your sidekick, and get a wiggle to this shindig on the lawn filled with activities, horseless carriages, games, a silent auction and music. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of Mayslake Hall. Ages 21 and up. $65 per person. Call (630) 206-9588 to purchase tickets.
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Alliance of Fine Art “Best of the Best” Exhibit
Mar. 1 – Apr. 29
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

“Silent Sky”
presented by First Folio Theatre
Mar. 29 – Apr. 30
Sundays and Thursdays 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.strong>
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.

Oak Brook Art League Exhibit
May 3 – Jun. 30
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy beautiful works of art by members of the Oak Brook Art League. All ages. Free. Registration not required. Questions? Call (630) 206-9566

Intermediate Photo Composition
by Willard Clay
Classroom Sessions: May 8, 15 and 22
7 – 10 p.m.
Field Trip: May 13 and 20
Times and locations TBD at May 8 class

Explore curves, lines, circles and other power shapes; point and counterpoint contrasts; and ways to capture the decisive moment. Ages 18 and up. $150 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Wildflower Photography
by Hank Erdmann
Classroom Sessions: May 9, 16 and 23
7 – 10 p.m.
Field Trips: May 13 and 20
8 – 10 a.m. Locations TBD at May 9 class

Learn how to capture the beauty of close-ups as you explore the art of photographing wildflowers. Ages 18 and up. $150 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Digital Photo Fundamentals II
by Fred Drury
May 10 – Jun. 7
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Learn to create images using your camera’s shutter priority, aperture priority and manual modes. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or equivalent. Ages 18 and up. $150 plus $20 supply fee per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Native Plant Sale
Friday, May 12, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators with flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs adapted to DuPage County conditions, and get advice from Forest Preserve District plant experts while you shop.
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Sinfonietta Bel Canto
Thursday, May 18
7:30 – 8:30 p.m

Celebrate the interpretive period of the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1880-1922, with a night of orchestral and vocal music from Sinfonietta Bel Canto. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $24 per person. Purchase tickets at sinfoniettabelcanto.org.

Mayslake Gardens and Grounds Tour
Saturday, May 27
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 at (630) 206-9566.
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Picosa
Sunday, May 28
3 – 5 p.m.

Enjoy a concert of contemporary and traditional chamber music and stay for the “Meet the Musicians” gourmet dessert reception. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $0 – $25 per person. Purchase tickets at picosamusic.com.

Photography Excursion: Dusk at Mayslake Peabody Estate
Tuesday, May 30
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bring your camera and explore Mayslake Hall and grounds at dusk with a photography instructor and Mayslake Peabody Estate’s Heritage Interpreter. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $20 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Exploring Watercolor
by Ann Grill
June 6 – July 18
Aug. 1 – Sept. 5
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore and enhance your artistic style at this six-part intermediate-advanced class, which offers individual guidance, demos and group critiques. Ages 18 and up. $125 per person per session. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Scraps of Quilting
Tuesday, June 6
7 ̶ 8:15 p.m.

Enjoy a performance by singer-songwriter, storyteller and poet ‘Lil Rev during his personal ode to quilters, who keep us warm, provide a piece of home in wartime, and tell stories through stitches. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $12 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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Elmhurst College Jazz Band
Thursday, June 15
8 ̶ 10 p.m.

Enjoy an evening with this internationally acclaimed ensemble under the direction of Doug Beach. Ages 10 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 per person. Register at (630) 206-9566.
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For Scouts: Insect Study Merit Badge
Saturday, June 10
9 a.m. ̶ Noon

Observe live insects as you learn about insect adaptations, the important role these creatures play on the planet, and how to develop skills for further studies. Scouts must turn in completed requirements 5a, 5b, 9 and 10 at the start of the program. $30 per Scout. Register at (630) 850-8110.
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Fishing: Adult Intro to Fishing Course
Thursdays, June 1 ̶ 22
9 ̶ 11 a.m.

Learn the basics at this four-week course with indoor instruction and fishing at a different lake each week. Ages 18 and up. $59 per person. Register at (630) 933-7284.
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Paddling: Kayaking Kids
Tuesday, June 20
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Learn basic techniques in a friendly setting. Equipment provided. Ages 9 – 13 with an adult. Free. Register at (630) 933-7284.
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Archery: Just for Kids
Tuesday, June 27
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Learn the history and basic techniques of this classic sport. Equipment provided. Ages 5 – 8 with an adult. Free. Register at (630) 933-7284.
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Ranger Adventure Camp
Weeks starting June 19 or 26 or July 10, 17, 24 or 31
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Try archery, boating, fishing and hiking while improving your team-building and wilderness-survival skills at this five-day camp. Ages 9 – 12. $250 per DuPage County resident; $290 per nonresident. Register at (630) 933-7284.
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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