2020 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 Night Murder Mystery Game

June 5 and 6
Start times every half hour from 6pm – 8pm
Registration opens May 6

Have you ever taken a close look at the artwork inside the McCormick House? Did one of the portraits look suspicious? A few of the paintings have come to life and there’s been a murder! See if you can figure out who was killed, determine the murder weapon and identify the suspect. Enter your guess for a chance to win a Cantigny prize basket.

$6 per person, drink ticket included
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 28
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Registration opens July 22

Our most popular members event is back! This year, at the Bandshell, we welcome Final Say, music from 60’s through today’s rock, pop and Top 40. 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 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.

Cantigny Park and Cantigny Golf are currently closed until further notice, a precautionary response to the public health emergency related to COVID-19, the coronavirus. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we aim to protect the health and safety of Cantigny visitors, staff and volunteers.

Members Book Club 2020 Reading List

All book club programs will meet on Fridays at 6pm in the William Medill Room at Cantigny Golf unless otherwise stated.

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.

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.