• April 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The public is invited to an open house style celebration on Sunday, April 30 from 1-3pm at the Fabyan Villa Museum located within the Fabyan West Forest Preserve at 1925 S. Batavia Ave in Geneva, IL. Visitors will see the newly restored Fabyan Dining Room chairs on display, can participate in museum trivia and enjoy (more…)


  • May 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden will open officially for the 2017 public season on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese garden, weather permitting, will open from 1-4:30pm. The Fabyan Villa Museum will have guided tours starting on the half hour till 4pm. Donations are $3 adults / $1 child (more…)


  • July 16, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you enjoy the soft feel of cotton? Do you know what flax is? Want to see how a loom works? Bring the whole family on Sunday, July 16 from 1-4pm during Textile Day to learn the ins and outs of how clothing materials were made during pioneer times. $3 adults/$1 kids. Durant House is (more…)


  • July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

Looking for a fun and unique experience for your elementary school child this summer? Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is once again sponsoring the Fabyan Summer Camp at Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva. The camp is overseen by museum staff at each site and programs have been crafted to showcase the history of these (more…)


  • August 6, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you and your kids wanted to learn about pickling? Join us on Sunday, August 6 from 1-4pm for Pickle Palooza at Durant House! Visitors will get to try different pickling techniques and learn how and why preserving food was so important for pioneer families like the Durant’s. $3 adults/$1kids. Durant House is located within (more…)


  • August 7, 2017 - August 10, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

Looking for a fun and unique experience for your elementary school child this summer? Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is once again sponsoring the Durant Summer Camp. The camp is overseen by museum staff at each site and programs have been crafted to showcase the history of these unique sites in the Fox Valley. (more…)


  • August 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for one wonderful day celebrating both baking and tools used during the pioneering days at Durant House! This combination program will have demonstrations about how bread and butter were made along with the chance to touch and see old tools in action! All these items made on the farm required no electricity! How (more…)


  • September 10, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to learn and participate in shape note singing, aka Sacred Harp singing at Durant House on Sunday, September 10 from 1-4pm. $3 adults/$1 kids. Learn all about how people, with no musical training, learned how to sing and start a tradition that continues today. (more…)


  • September 17, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy the smells coming out of the Durant Kitchen on Sunday, September 17 from 1-4pm. Fall hearth cooking day will celebrate the fall harvest and have hands on demonstrations show how foods were prepared that were important part of pioneer cooking. $3 adults/$1 kids. Durant House is located within the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at (more…)