• January 29, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join museum staff on Sunday, January 29, 2017* from 1-2pm for a guided tour of the Fabyan Japanese Garden in a veil of winter splendor! Staff will begin the tour at 1pm at the western gate of the garden. The tour will last approximately 40 minutes. Staff and visitors will strap on their snow boots (more…)


  • February 19, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get out of the winter blahs and come to the Durant House Museum on Sunday, February 19 from 1-4pm for old fashioned fun and games! Tours will also be available for interested parties. $3 per adult/$1 per child. Durant House Museum is located within the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve located at 37W700 Dean Street in (more…)


  • February 25, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Phone: 630 377 6424

On February 25, 2017 from 9-11:30am PPFV will be sponsoring a lecture by Architect Ben Willis, with panel discussion to follow, focusing on the desire of people to live somewhere distinctive, where historic preservation and future development go hand in hand as creative partners.  Discussions will consider how mayors, city councils, commissions, architects and developers (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…)


  • 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 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…)