Monday, June 14, 12:00 PM – Learn the history of Muirhead Farmhouse, the only known farmhouse designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright during his lifetime. The Muirhead family was among the first settlers in Kane County, establishing their farmstead on its current site in 1860. By the late 1940s, then owners Robert and Elizabeth Muirhead felt they had outgrown the original farmhouse and wanted something better suited for their growing family of five children. The result was a Usonian-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Muirhead home remains in the family today and in 2003, underwent extensive restoration. In addition to the home, the surrounding 1,011 acres of farmland is under varying stages of restoration. Purchased by the Kane County Forest Preserve, the land is being re-developed with native prairie wildflowers and grasses. Now known as the Muirhead Springs Preserve, the land features a 4-mile limestone trail loop that can be used by walkers, bicyclists, and horse enthusiasts.
This event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
Presented by JCC Chicago.