We welcome all to join our group for upcoming tours, educational events, and parties! Members receive first chance to reserve free or discounted tickets for these limited-space events, on a first come first served basis. So please join us!
Saturday, Sept. 24
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. approx.
Tour of Crow Island School
by Perkins + Will; Eero and Eliel Saarinen
featuring Susan Saarinen,
daughter of Eero Saarinen
1112 Willow Rd. Winnetka
TICKETS Now Available
$25 for members
$35 for guests
includes docent lead tours, and talks
by Susan Saarinen and Laurie Petersen AIA
Click HERE for tickets
Crow Island School in Winnetka, is an elementary school significant for its progressive philosophy and its International Style architecture. The design of its building was a collaboration between the Chicago firm of Perkins, Wheeler and Will and Eliel and Eero Saarinen. It currently serves kindergarten through fourth grade students. The school was established in 1940-41. It has won an AIA award, and in 1990 was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Our event features a docent-led tour of the school, plus talks in the auditorium featuring Susan Saarinen, daughter of Eero, and Laurie Petersen (co-editor of the revisedAIA Guide to Chicago. They will be joined by architectural historian Susan Benjamin for a Q&A session. Ms. Saarinen will also discuss what it was like to grow up as Eero's daughter, and insights into his genius.
This event is held in conjunction with Crow Island School and the Winnetka Historical Society.
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