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


New for 2019, we are introducing a Members Book Club complete with a 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 2019 Reading List

All book club programs will meet on Fridays from 5:30-7pm in the Visitors Center Joseph Medill Room.

May 10: “I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life,” by Anne Bogel

June 7: “American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic,” by Victoria Johnson

July 12: “The Astronaut Wives’ Club,” by Lily Koppel

August 9: “My Life in France,” by Julia Child

September 13: “1776,” by David McCullough*
The September 13 Members Book Club will meet at the William Medill Room at Cantigny Golf

October 11: “Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series,” by Eliot Asinof

November 8: “Before We Were Yours,” by Lisa Wingate
The November 8 Members Book Club will meet at the William Medill Room at Cantigny Golf