Grove Heritage Association


Glenview Park District and the Grove Heritage Association won a Partnership Award at the
Illinois Association of Park District’s 2016 Best of the Best Awards Gala.
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Grove Mosaic

Who We Are:

This past year, the Grove Heritage Association continued to make The Grove a wonderful asset to the community. Through exciting programs, we brought new supporters to The Grove and introduced them to the many gifts The Grove has to offer. Through GHA’s tradition of “restoring the past… preserving the future,” The Grove will continue to thrive and support the community for years to come.

What We Do:

Here are some of the Grove Heritage Association’s notable accomplishments from 2016:

  • GHA purchased the property located at 4111 Kennicott Lane (1.19 acres). The acquisition of this land, which is contiguous to The Grove, fulfills the mission of the Grove Heritage Association to preserve and protect the environmental significance of The Grove National Historic Landmark. This increases Grove property to 145 acres.
  • 1_Archives AdditionAn Archives addition was completed in early 2016 and dedicated on May 25. The Grove Heritage Association presented a check to the Glenview Park District to help fund this beautiful work area and artifact storage space. A significant number of artifacts were received in 2016 from Kennicott and Redfield descendants. 
  • GHA joined At Home in Chicago, a cooperative comprised of historic house museums banding together to tell Chicago’s stories in a new and unusual way. According to the At Home in Chicago website, “this group is a diverse family of [twenty-five] former residences spanning nearly 180 years of the region’s history.” By joining this unique group, The Grove connects with other local museums on a journey of discovery, and a chance to explore the unexpected common threads—cultural, historical, architectural—that knit these house members together.
  • Christmas in the Woods, conceived and developed by Grove staffer Jeff Beckman, offered clients of the Northfield Food Pantry (children and adults) the experience of Christmas at The Grove, including songs, stories and crafts and a walk through the woods to the beautifully decorated Redfield House, where they enjoyed refreshments. The guests were delighted when Santa Claus visited and brought gifts for each family. This event was a special gift both for those who attended the event as well as those who made it so special and will be repeated this year.

We are continuing our philanthropic work on behalf of The Grove. We expect to make this year as successful as 2016. We hope that you will join us.

2_GHA_CraftFaire-2How You Can Help:

Attend and support one or more of the following exciting events at The Grove:

  • Plant Sale – May 13, 2017
  • Farm-to-Table Charity Dinner – September 10, 2017
  • Grove Folk Fest – October 1, 2017
  • Arts and Craft Faire – November 2-5 and 9-12, 2017
  • Holiday Store – November 24- December 23, 2017

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

The Grove Heritage Association is a 501 (c) 3 organization which raises money to support Grove programs and facilities. All direct donations to The Grove Heritage Association are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. To support The Grove financially, send your tax-deductible contribution to: The Grove Heritage Association, P. O. Box 484, Glenview, IL 60025.

Join Us:

Become a member of The Grove Heritage Association. In addition to being part of GHA’s mission, you will receive 10% off purchases in The Grove Store (upon presentation of card), an invitation to GHA’s annual meeting and volunteer appreciation night, a subscription to the Rustlings newsletter, and two adult admissions to both Grove Fest and The Grove Arts and Crafts Faire.

Available levels of annual membership are:

  • Acorn (Individual) – $25
  • Red Oak (Family) – $40
  • White Oak (Supporting) – $100
  • Silver Maple (Steward)$250
  • Black Walnut (Sustaining)$500
  • Life Member — $1,000

If you would like to join us, click here to print out a membership form and mail it to the
Grove Heritage Association, P. O. Box 484, Glenview, IL 60025.

Contact Us

For more information about the Grove Heritage Association, please call The Grove at 847-299-6096 or send an email to

 We welcome you to join us in supporting this unique historic treasure in our community.