Adult Programs

Stained Glass Stories of Thornhill Mansion (in person)

Enjoy a pleasant morning in one of The Morton Arboretum’s most historic indoor spaces, the Founders Room.

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Enjoy a pleasant morning in one of The Morton Arboretum’s most historic indoor spaces, the Founders Room. The only remaining structure of Joy Morton’s original estate, this room housed the original library. Along with regal, detailed woodwork, light filters in through a series of stained glass Medallions. Hear stories of these unusual stained glass Medallions, as seen through the eyes of naturalist, interpreter, and writer Cindy Crosby. Leave with a new appreciation for the craftsmanship and attention to details that make this historic 1920s space such a treasure.

COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

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Notes:

Held indoors. Limit 35 

Cindy Crosby

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction, co-author of Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit, and author of Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Cindy is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a master’s degree in natural resources at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She blogs each week on her blog, Tuesdays in the Tallgrass (from WordPress), teaches natural history, and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on www.cindycrosby.com

 

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