2022 Member Events & Programs

Cantigny members get exclusive access to special events and programs. The full schedule will be revealed this spring! Email members@cantigny.org to register for these events.

Members Flashlight History Hike

Visitors Center
Thursday, October 20, 7 pm

The Museums at Cantigny Park are wishing our members an early Happy Halloween on October 20 with a special edition Flashlight History Hike! Diverging from the usual path, follow your guides through the park and listen to scary stories, explore a witches garden, and maybe spot some nocturnal friends. This spooktacular one-mile stroll through the park will last about an hour, starting at 7 pm. Dress up in your best costume and join the fun! Refreshments will be served to give you energy for this evening stroll. In case of rain, this event will be held the following Thursday, October 27.


Member Holiday Sing-Along

Le Jardin
Thursday, December 8, 6pm

Celebrate the holiday season like a McCormick! Colonel and Mrs. McCormick’s annual holiday party was one of the social events of the season in Chicago, and one of the party highlights was the sing-along. The Colonel would hand out lyrics to his guests and lead everyone in song inside Freedom Hall, the mansion’s library. We aim to build on that spirit with a fun and festive evening in the very same room. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, caroling and stories as we gather around the 1930s Steinway piano and relive a classic moment from a traditional McCormick Holiday Party. The Sing-along will begin at 6:30 pm.


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Members Book Club

Whether you enjoy reading acclaimed contemporary authors like Amor Towles and Bill Bryson, learning about underappreciated historical figures, or discussing thought-provoking novels, our members’ book club has something for everyone. Now in its fourth year, the club meets monthly to discuss a wide variety of titles. To learn more, please contact Amanda Goossens at agoossens@cantigny.org.

Members Book Club 2022 Reading List

February 18: “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler” by Rebecca Donner

March 18: “The Dearly Beloved” by Cara Wall

April 15: “Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law” by Mary Roach

May 20: “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell

June 17: “Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, And the Deadliest Hurricane in History” by Erik Larson

July 15: “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles

August 19: “You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War” by Elizabeth Becker

September 16: “The Exiles” by Christina Baker Kline

October 28: “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” by Patrick Radden Keefe

November 18: “The Women of the Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell

December 16: “I’m a Stranger Here Myself” by Bill Bryson