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Far North Community Associates: Exploring Architectural Gems in LaSalle County

September 20, 2018
Starved Rock Lodge, Canal Corridor Association, and Hegeler-Carus Mansion, LaSalle County
$90 per person, open to Community Associates members only

Traveling back in time, tour three architectural gems registered on the National Register of Historic Places or designated as National Historic Landmarks. Start your adventure at historic Starved Rock Lodge and enjoy an early buffet lunch and its beautiful surroundings. Next, participate in a narrated, mule-pulled boat ride on the Illinois & Michigan canal which connects the Great Lakes to the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, largely responsible for the growth of Chicago as a major city. Finally, follow a docent tour of the Hegeler-Carus Mansion. 

Location: Starved Rock Lodge, Canal Corridor Association, and Hegeler-Carus Mansion
Program capacity: 55
Registration period: Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Wednesday, September 5, 2018*
*Registration's open date has moved to Thursday, August 23 from Wednesday, August 22. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Schedule of the day:

8:30  Bus departs from Adler Park
11:00 Buffet lunch at Starved Rock Lodge's Dining Room
1:00 Depart for Lock 16 Center
1:30 Illinois & Mississippi Canal Boat Tour
3:00 Hegeler-Carus Mansion Tour 
4:30 Bus departs to return home 

To reach the event planner, please contact Karen Blair at (847) 650-4464 or

To reach the assistant event planner, please contact Mary Gay Kay at (847) 436-3172 or

This Community Associates event is exclusively for current Community Associates members. Membership will be verified at the door, and refunds cannot be issued for those without a valid membership. For Community Associates events that allow guests, nonmember guests must be registered by a Community Associates member. If you are interested in becoming a member of Community Associates, please visit to join both the Art Institute of Chicago and the Community Associates group of your choice.

Starved Rock Lodge, Spring. Photo courtesy of Starved Rock Lodge.