Northshore Noel

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815 N. Orlando Smith Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348

Includes: motorcoach transportation, admission to Evanston History Center, tour of the Charles Gates Dawes Mansion, tour of Levere Memorial Temple, lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant, guest speaker and admission to the Halim Time and Glass Museum, all tips, gratuities and snacks.

Explore hidden gems in the affluent North Shore of Chicago this holiday; known as one of the wealthiest neighborhoods. Walk in the footsteps of a former U.S. Vice President as we explore the Charles Dawes House, a three-and-a-half story mansion overlooking Lake Michigan. Built in 1894, this Chateausque lakefront mansion was home to Charles Gates Dawes, vice president under Calvin Coolidge and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Dawes was a descendant of William Dawes, who along with Paul Revere, rode to alarm the colonists that the British regulars were coming on the night before the Revolutionary War began. This stunning chateau is a National Historic Landmark and is also home to the Evanston History Center. Tour the home’s original artifacts and rooms, which detail life at the turn of the 20th century. Journey back in time as we view this magnificent home decorated for the holidays. From there, we will visit the Levere Memorial Temple of Evanston, located on the campus of Northwestern University. The temple is home to the Fraternity Service Center and serves as a War Memorial. Dedicated in 1930, this German gothic style building features a specially designed collection of Tiffany stained glass. Enjoy lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant, focused on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. The Farmhouse has been featured on WTTW’s “Check Please.” The delicious comfort food and condiments are all made from scratch. The décor of salvaged materials from throughout Chicagoland makes for a comfortable and welcoming experience. This afternoon we will uncover another hidden gem. The Halim Time and Glass Museum, located on a quiet neighborhood street in Evanston, houses over 1100 time pieces and over 70 stained glass pieces of art. The building is five stories tall and is filled with history, art and the study of time. We will have a program from a museum expert, just for our group, before we begin to explore the galleries. The museum offers a comprehensive look at the Masters of American stained glass, including Louis Tiffany and John La Farge. The Exhibit “Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany” traces the creative life of the artist. On exhibit are paintings in oils, pastels and watercolors that showcase his early life and travels. Later works include housewares, decorative arts, mosaics and windows. The clock exhibits time pieces from all over the world in: Imperial Chinese Time pieces, French clocks by the greatest Horologist and American history of time and clock making. We will make one final festive stop at the end of the day before we head home. Enjoy an adventure off the beaten path, that will be sure to fill your senses as we celebrate the season!

Date: Thursday, December 12
Time: 6:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: IVCC, Parking Lot #4
Course: HLR-8239-412
Fee: $139

Call 815-224-0427 to request additional information and to inquire about seat availability.

Thursday, 12 December, 2019