2022 Member Events & Programs
Cantigny members get exclusive access to special events and programs. The full schedule will be revealed this spring! Email email@example.com to register for these events.
Members Flashlight History Hike
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
McCormick House Freedom Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members Book Club 2022 Reading List
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