Upcoming Events

Invite Lara to speak to your group!
If you'd like me to speak to your group, organization, or class, please email your request to me at Lara@sears-homes.com.

I often run walking tours and bus tours of various communities, so please check back here often for information on events available to the general public.


Recent Speaking Engagements
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

  • Oakton Community College, Skokie
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake

  • Waubonsee Community College, Aurora
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society

  • Downers Grove Historical Society

  • Highland Park Historical Society

  • Clarendon Hills Historical Society

  • Broadview Public Library
  • Rotary Club of Lombard
  • The Little White School Museum, Oswego
  • Northwest Chicago Historical Society
  • Wheeling Township, Arlington Heights

  • Historical Society of Island Lake 
  • Allied Arts, Arlington Heights
  • Sun City, Huntley

  • Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook

  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry

Quotes from Past Participants

Here's what people have said about my presentations:
  • "Your talk was spectacular. I've been to some Sears talks before, but none of them hold a candle to yours. "
  • "Many thanks for, once again, presenting an outstanding program on Sears Homes of ChicagolandIt’s obvious you are well versed on the subject and that you have a passion to share your love of these homes."
  • "Your lecture was wonderful. You are to be commended on all your research."
  • "What a great program!  Both my husband and I really enjoyed it."
  • "We enjoyed your presentation; you have done a lot of research and it shows."