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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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 2017:

  • Objects of Wonder from the collections of the National Museum of Natural History was opened at The Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit, which showcases rarely displayed artifacts and resources from the museum’s collections, features the skeleton of Robert Kennicott. Robert, a naturalist, is singled out for the many specimens and collections he gave The Smithsonian Institution from 1852-1866.
  • The pair of brass chandeliers, which once hung in the Beck Room of the Kennicott House, were, for the first time in approximately 50 years, re-hung there in June. While The Grove possessed one of the original lamps, the second was only recently donated back to The Grove.
  • Nearly 100 GHA members and friends found a delicious way to support the Grove Heritage Association by attending a Farm to Table dinner, at the Redfield Pavilion in September.
  • The Illinois Nature Preserves Commission unanimously voted to approve new nature preserve land at both The Grove and the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie at their September meeting.  At The Grove, a 21.5 buffer and 23.2-acre nature preserve were added to the existing 50-acres known as “Kennicott’s Grove Nature Preserve.”  At the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie, 30.24 acres of the 32-acre site has been dedicated as the “Glenview Naval Air Station Prairie Nature Preserve.”
  • 2017 was also another successful year for ongoing programs, including: Christmas in the Woods, which offered clients of the Northfield Food Pantry (children and adults) the experience of Christmas at The Grove, our annual Plant Sale, Grove Folk Fest, the Arts and Craft Faire and the Holiday Store.

We are continuing our philanthropic work on behalf of The Grove. We expect to make this year as successful as 2017. 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 19, 2018
  • Grove Folk Fest – October 7, 2018
  • Arts and Craft Faire – November 1-4 and 8-11, 2018
  • Holiday Store – November 23-December 23, 2018

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.