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The Grove Literary Society

Join an old tradition made new again at the Grove. In 1855, Robert Kennicott started the Grove Literary Society to extend the work he and his father, John Kennicott, had been doing for decades: teaching people how to best live on the land and preserving of our natural heritage. To continue the Kennicott’s legacy of education, the Grove will host a book club to discuss the natural history of the Chicagoland area to better understand where and how we live.

We meet the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at the Redfield Estate, The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. All are welcome.

Our first book is the benchmark text by Aldo Leopold in the area of land use ethics,
A Sand County Almanac.

Grove Arrival Day

Sunday, March 26 11am-2pm

Dr. John A. Kennicott and his family arrived at the Kennicott Grove on March 11, 1836. Help us celebrate this day with special events at The Grove on Sunday, March 26 from 11am-2pm in the Program Barn.

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 20 10am-4pm & Sunday, May 21 10:00am-2:00pm

Wonderful flowering plants from Zeldenrust Farms and native plants and grasses from Midwest Groundcovers.

Grove Fest

Sunday, October 1, 11am-5pm

The Grove’s Folk Fest is a much-loved, 45-year-old tradition that celebrates Glenview’s history and legacy, with many hands-on activities, gathering points and delicious food.

Holiday Market at The Grove

November 16-19

Thursday & Friday, November 16 &17 10am-7pm

Saturday & Sunday November 18 &19 10am-4pm

Start your holiday season at The Grove’s historic Redfield Estate … shop for holiday gifts, decorations, personalized ornaments and gourmet foods.