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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Mushroom Hikes & Bites
2-5 pm, Su, September 8
A portion of the proceeds from this
event will benefit GHA

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GHA Holiday Tea
2-4 pm, Su, December 15
Sponsored by The Grove
Heritage Association

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GHA members: Please call The Grove at 847-299-6096 before registering to receive the GHA member price.

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 2018:

  • Donations to The Grove Archives Collection- The Grove Archives was honored to receive donations from two Kennicott family members. One family member generously donated books and the second gave artifacts which were located on Grove property while her family lived here.
  • Land and Structures Improvements- In March, Glenview voters turned out to approve a $17 million bond measure to fund improvements at the Glenview Ice Center and The Grove, and to purchase open space for park purposes. Of this amount, $650,000 was allocated to improve safety and security for Grove patrons and staff. Additionally, the referendum established a one-million-dollar Open Space Fund. A strategy to best leverage available grants and other funding sources to purchase land adjacent to The Grove and in other desirable locations around the district is being developed by the park district. The goal is to expand green infrastructure, enhance storm water management and create new outdoor recreation opportunities. This year GHA has focused its attention on land acquisition and we need your help. If you look for the insert in this addition of the Rustlings, you will see that you can make a donation to GHA benefiting land purchase. Thank you so much for your help with this important project.
  • Programming- The heartwarming Christmas in the Woods program was repeated this year and was again a great success. This program offers clients of the Northfield Food Pantry (children and adults) the experience of Christmas at The Grove.  Other successful ongoing programs, included: Grove Arrival Day, Plant Sale, and Grove Folk Fest.
  • Final Arts and Craft Faire and Holiday Store- This year we said goodbye to our annual Craft Faire and Holiday Store after 33 years of welcoming guests to this sensational event. We want to thank the community for their unwavering support and for helping us to go out on such a high note.
  • Membership– This year, we welcomed 18 new Grove Heritage Association members. Won’t you consider becoming a GHA member and help us in our mission of Restoring the past…Preserving the future.Looking to 2019, please plan on joining us for Grove Arrival Day and Indian Tree Marker dedication (March 31). The Grove Plant sale (May 18) is a wonderful way to welcome spring. By purchasing beautiful baskets, annuals and Illinois native plants you will have a beautiful garden and help to support GHA. On October 6, join us at Grove Fest and plan on bringing home one (or more) delicious pies. There will be other sensational events in 2019, so keep your eye on our website, for days and times

We are continuing our philanthropic work on behalf of The Grove. We expect to make this year as successful as 2018. 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 18, 2019
  • Grove Folk Fest – October 6, 2019
  • Holiday Tea in the Kennicott House – December 15, 2019



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) – $35
  • Red Oak (Family) – $50
  • 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.