The Many Adventures of Marquette & Jolliet – 1673

Sunday, February 9, 1 pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
Free Event

Imagine venturing into unknown lands, meeting people with different languages and customs, trusting your fate to strangers. Researcher Dr. E.J. Neafsey will be your guide on this epic journey of danger, discovery and endurance.

The Biggest Little Farm – an award winning film

Sunday, January 26, 1 pm
@ the Historic Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
Free Event

Based on the inspiring, true story – a young couple & a community of friends commit to turning a worn-out piece of land into a farm. Their decision to preserve the wildlife inhabiting the land, makes this a story of unexpected turns, culminating in a deeper respect for nature.

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Sunday, December 8, 1 pm to 5 pm
@ The 1860’s Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Dr., Westchester
Free Event

Enjoy hot chocolate, spiced cider, Christmas music and a Christmas décor that beckons back to the distant past. Handmade Christmas Presents for Sale.

Learn about Thomas Nast, creator of America’s iconic Santa Claus, at 2pm and 4pm.

Our National Parks and Monuments

Friday, September 27, 7pm
@ The Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Dr., Westchester
$5 Entry Fee, Members Free

World traveler and professional photographer, James Rowan, has visited many of these wilderness preserves, and will be sharing his adventures and slides with us.

The Real Estate History of Wolf Road Prairie

Sunday, July 28, 2 pm
Presenter: Jake Russell Silby, Art Institute of Chicago

An illustrative exhibit and lecture of planned development in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

How did Westchester’s Wolf Road Prairie escape development? What future did early developers envision for the Prairie? How did it fit into their over-all plans for Westchester’s development?

Presenter, Jake Russell Silby, a student of the Art Institute of Chicago, will use his exhibit to demonstrate the scope and ambition of early developers.

Free Event @ The Prairie House, 11225 Constitution Dr., Westchester

Insect Safari

10am, Saturday July 13 @ The Historic Prairie House
Adults $5, children free. Sturdy shoes, long pants advised. Bring a plastic container.

Join in the fun! Help find a variety of prairie insects. Nets provided. We identify and release all insects back onto the prairie. For those who do not wish to go out onto the prairie, there will be an extensive, beautiful insect display in the newly restored Prairie House.


Native Plant Sale

Featuring perennials from Donna Retzlaff’s 2019 Garden (Plant List)

June 8 – 10 am to 2 pm

At the Prairie House Lawn on the Northern Edge of Wolf Road Prairie
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester, IL

Best way to help our pollinators!