• 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 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us in the Fabyan Japanese Garden on May 4th at 10am for a 45 minute partnership program with the Geneva Public Library. Care-givers and children of all ages will enjoy story time as well as to tour the Fabyan Japanese Garden! This program will be free to all attendees. Registration is needed for this (more…)


  • May 5, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Members and friends of PPFV will gather once again to celebrate great preservation efforts over the past year in the Fox Valley. This year the event will take place in a new location at Prairie Heritage Farms located at 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn, Illinois 60119 on Friday, May 5th. There will be hearty appetizers and (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…)


  • June 16, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:20 am

Ciphers and Codes: The world of hidden messages Want to write notes no parent will be able to read? Join your fellow 4-8th graders at the Fabyan Villa Museum as museum staff demonstrate the basics behind code breaking (aka cryptology), the tools used for breaking ciphers and reveal how George Fabyan’s interest in  coded messages (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…)