Saturday, November 4 at 1 pm.
La Grange Park Library – 555 N LaGrange Road
The University of Illinois Extension Service now has 3,200 master gardeners.
The University is once again offering classes in our area – once a week for 11
weeks. After completing these classes, a master gardener should “feel confident
to develop and enhance community projects related to horticulture, to get involved in environmental improvements, community & school gardening projects and
This event is meant to give those interested in the program a chance to ask questions
about what they will learn and what is required of them. Visit their website for
Details can be found by scrolling down this page or checking the calendar to the right.
Hope to see you there!
All Your Belongings In a Single Trunk
2 pm, Sunday – July 23
The La Grange Park Library – 555 N La Grange Rd.
Imagine starting a new life with a 19th century voyage.
You would have to make some very critical decisions:
which of your belongings would be crucial to your success in America,
and which items must be abandoned.
Researcher Patricia Reaves has studied news articles, public records,
journals, and even visited museums to unearth some very revealing information to share with us.
Learn too about the amazing trunks that carried this precious cargo –
their different styles, cost, durability, and practicality.
See firsthand an authentic 1850’s trunk.
Sponsored by the Franzosenbusch Heritage Project. Visit Save the Prairie Society’s website.
Saturday, August 26 from 10 to 4 pm
JG’ Reptile Road Show 10:30 to 11:30
A Visit from Abraham Lincoln from noon to 4 pm
Hot Dogs, Brats, and Refreshments, 2 Civil War reenactors, basket raffles, a quilt display, a wool spinning demonstration, crafters and vendors, dulcimer players, house, school house, and local history, family genealogy and prairie tours. An 1850’s immigrant’s trunk will be on display with content.
The vendor form for those vendor who wish to participate is attached here: Entry Form 2017
Saturday, July 15 at 10 am
Meet at the Historic Prairie House
Join in the fun, and help us find a variety of insects out on the Prairie.Many of these insects are not usually seen in our own gardens.Later, we will identify, study, and release the insects onto the Prairie. Entomologist Mike Rush will lead the hike.
For those who do not wish to go out onto the prairie, there will be an extensive and beautiful insect display on the deck of the Prairie House. This professional display was designed and fashioned by STPS President Lawrence Godson.
Wear sturdy shoes with long pants and bring a perforated plastic
$5 for adults; children free.
The moth displayed here is an Ailianthus Moth.
Prairie House Annual Plant Sale
11225 Constitution Drive (The Prairie House), Westchester 60154
June 25 from 1 to 3 pm
One of the best ways to help the bees, butterflies, and birds is to include native plants in your garden.
An easy way to purchase natives is through Linda Walker’s Native Plant Sale. Linda’s plants are used by both the DuPage Chapter and the West Cook Chapter of Wild Ones. Below is a list of the native plants that Linda raises, many of which are prairie plants.
Attached is a list of plants that will be available in a MS Word document. Click here >>>.Plant Sale-Plant List
then click on the Plant Sale-Print list on the next screen.
On Friday May 12 John Banaszak will conduct a prairie walk starting at the inlets to Wolf Road on 31st Street in Westchester, Illinois.
The inlets are just 1 and 2 short blocks west of the gas station at 31st and Wolf.
Be in one of those inlets at 6 PM and John will show and talk about the flora of this great prairie and savanah.