2019 Member Events & Programs

McCormick House Lecture Series: April Fools!

Monday, April 1
6:30-7:30pm (Exclusive lecture time just for members)

Join Jeffrey Anderson, McCormick House Interpretation Manager, as we play a game of Two Truths and a Lie about Colonel Robert R. McCormick’s family. As publishers of the Chicago Tribune, the “World’s greatest Newspaper”, and as owners of WGN Radio and WGN television, the McCormick family were one America’s most powerful and influential media families. Attendees will hear three stories, two of which are historically accurate and one which is a downright lie. Think you can spot the truth from fiction?

Space is limited. Complimentary light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available.
Individual Member and Senior Members may bring one guest (2 people total).
Member Plus and Senior Plus Members may bring two guests (4 people total).

Members Concert at the Bandshell

Friday, August 30
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Our most popular members event is back! This year, at the Bandshell, we welcome Second Time Around, tunes from the classic rock era. Their hits include favorites from the 60s and 70s. Don’t miss this performance!

Individual and Senior Individual members will receive $10 worth of tickets to purchase food or drinks from available vendors. Plus and Senior Plus member will receive $20 worth of tickets. Cash bar available.

Members Exclusive Meet and Greet: Krewasky Salter at the First Division Museum

Wednesday, September 18
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Pick up one of our signature cocktails, and listen as Krewasky Salter presents on his experience in the United States Army, the Smithsonian Institution, and his vision for the First Division Museum. Both galleries of the museum will be open for after-hours viewing.

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Presentation beings at 7:00 PM.

Space is limited. Complimentary light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available.
Individual Member and Senior Members may bring one guest (2 people total).
Member Plus and Senior Plus Members may bring two guests (4 people total).

Members Book Club


The Members Book Club returns in 2020 with a new list of interesting and exciting reads! Complimentary light refreshments and snacks will be served. Cash bar will be available. Registration is required. Please contact Amanda Goossens with any questions about Members Book Club and to register at 630.260.8126 or agoossens@cantigny.org.

Members Book Club 2020 Reading List

All book club programs will meet on Fridays at 6pm in the Visitors Center Joseph Medill Room unless otherwise stated.

February 21: “The Kennedy Women,” by Laurence Leamer

March 13: “The Hideaway,” by Lauren K. Denton

April 10: “The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home,” by Heath Hardage Lee

May 8: “The Great Alone,” by Kristin Hannah and “Two Old Women,” by Velma Wallis

June 12: “Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark,” by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

July 10: “Far From the Madding Crowd,” by Thomas Hardy.
The July 10 Members Book Club will meet at the Visitors Center Theater (This meeting will include a film adaptation of the book. A brief discussion will follow.)

August 14: “Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote,” by Tina Cassidy

September 11: “Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon,” by Charles Slack

October 9: “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Michele Richardson.
The October 9 Members Book Club will meet at the William Medill Room at Cantigny Golf

November 13: “Undaunted: The Real Story of America’s Servicewomen in Today’s Military,” by Tanya Biank

December 11: “Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back,” by Janice P. Nimura.
The December 11 Members Book Club will meet at the William Medill Room at Cantigny Golf