THE HISTORIC PRAIRIE HOUSE
Will be open for visitors from 1 – 4 pm
January 13 and 27
February 10 and 24
Please stop by and see firsthand the restoration work and improvements that have been completed over the last several months.
………..………...EXPLORE OLD GERMAN SCRIPT
…...Discover methods for deciphering old documents, church records,
SATURDAY AUGUST 25 10 TO 4 PM
On the grounds of the Prairie House
11225 Constitution Drive, Westchester
…… .Big Run Wolf Ranch 10:30 – 11:30
………Presenting A variety of mammals
An Open House for the Newly Restored Prairie House
….A Visit From Abe Lincoln Noon to 4 pm
Laura Engalls Wilder & Abolitionist Reenactors
………..A Beautiful Quilt Display
…….Wool Spinning Demonstrations
[Basket Raffles, Genealogy, Prairie House & School House History]
Local History, 1850’s Immigrant Trunk with content
……Civil War Reenactors,and Prairie Tours
..Buy American from our crafters & artists.
From Shell Gas Station – Buy Brats and Hot Dogs
………….With all the Fixin’s
THE SWEET HAUNTING NOTES OF THE DULCIMER PLAYERS
…………….Rain Day – Saturday, September 15
Saturday, July 28 at 10 am
Join us for our annual Insect Safari. Professor Mike Rush will guide participants out onto the Prairie and along the Prairie House .garden to collect insects for close-up examination at the Prairie House. Later, all insects will be released. Save The Prairie Society president Lawrence Godson will display his extensive insect collection, and be unhand to answer your questions.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the many insects that cannot be found in our neighborhood yards some of which look amazingly beautiful while others look quite formidable.
Note: Please bring a perforated container. Those going out on the Prairie are encouraged to wear long pants and sturdy shoes.
Prairie House – 11225 Constitution Dr., Westchester.
– $5 for adults
– Children Free
Sunday, June 24 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Once again Linda Walker will be selling her wide variety of native prairie plants on the lawn of the Prairie House.
Linda’s stock does not include cultivars but only authentic 100% natives. These hardy perennials, once established, can endure
harsh conditions, and come in many colors and sizes, and attract and support many of our pollinators. Unlike non-native
plants, many natives can also ensure food for the caterpillars of our butterflies. So stop by, see the Prairie House garden and learn
about the qualities of each of the native plants being offered for sale.
Wolf Road Prairie’s Woodcock Watch
March 23, 30, and 31
Wolf Road Prairie is one of only a few places in Cook County where you can still see and hear the male woodcock’s courtship flight. Join us on the deck of the Prairie House and help us spot his spiraling ascent followed by his dramatic zigzag descent. Join us around sunset. For more information, call 708-354-5512.
For more information about the woodcock, you might want to google American Woodcock Lang Elliott.