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We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

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Lake County History Symposium

Join local historians and history enthusiasts as they discuss History from Objects on April 29.

Photo of Dinosaur in the Dunn Museum
Mar 07, 2018 12:49 PM

Grand Opening Set for Bess Bower Dunn Museum

The Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County invites visitors of all ages to attend its grand opening event on Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 5pm at 1899 West Winchester Road in Libertyville. The family-friendly event includes free admission...

Young girl and boy processing seeds

Give Back to Nature with the Lake County Forest Preserves

Are you seeking to expand your knowledge, meet new people and make a difference? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities that can help you reach those goals.


Public Access Project Set to Begin at Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve

Lake County residents are one step closer to being able to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve.

Feb 22, 2018 08:00 AM

Independence Grove Beach Season Passes Now Available

Season passes are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase by May 1 and save 10 percent.


Spring 2018 Horizons Magazine Available Online

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

Photo of Trail at Lakewood Forest Preserve

Board Approves Addition to Lakewood Forest Preserve

At their February 13 meeting, the Lake County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of roughly 8.2 acres in Fremont Township, known as the Grawe property...

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