Loyola University Chicago invites the community to tour the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills this fall for a look at the ongoing restoration projects.
In December 2009, the Cuneo Foundation donated the mansion and gardens, its extensive collection of art and furnishings, and nearly 100 surrounding acres to the University. Loyola has since completed a number of renovations, including the addition of on-site academic programming spaces, continuing the University’s commitment to broadening educational opportunities throughout the greater Chicago area. Beginning September 10, Operations Manager Lisa Cushing-Davis, PhD, will be available to brief guests on the improvements as they take self-guided tours of the historic 1916 home.
In addition to the tours, the University will host a fall lecture series. Loyola history professor Theodore Karamanski, PhD, kicks off the programming in September with a lecture on the 1893 Columbian Exposition’s role in building a modern consumer culture. In October, Cushing-Davis will speak about cultural practices during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The series will close with a lecture by author and journalist John Wasik on using the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla as a lens to spark creativity and innovation.
The self-guided tours and lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. For more information on the campus and programming, visit LUC.edu/cuneo.
The mansion and gardens will be open for tours on Saturdays between noon–4 p.m. on the following dates:
- September 10* and 24
- October 8* and 22
- November 5* and 19
* Lectures will be held on these dates from 1–2 p.m. in the pavilion ballroom.
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL 60061
-Media release by Evangeline Politis, Communication Specialist for Loyola University Chicago