Upcoming Events

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Homewood Public Library
July 9, 1pm-2pm
17917 Dixie Hwy
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Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Friendship Village of Schaumburg
July 18, 1:30pm
Private event

Sears Homes of Chicagoland Lecture and Bus Tour
Covenant Living at Windsor Park
September 29 and October 3
124 Windsor Park Dr.
Carol Stream
Private event

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Itasca Community Library
November 10, 7 p.m.
500 W. Irving Park Road
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
JCC Chicago
December 1, 12:30 p.m.
Buffalo Grove
Details to come!

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 upcoming events.

Previous Speaking Engagements
  • Oakton Community College, Skokie
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake
  • Waubonsee Community College, Aurora
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society
  • Downers Grove Historical Society
  • Highland Park Historical Society
  • Bartlett History Museum
  • 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
  • Palos Park Public Library
  • Lombard Historical Society
  • St. Olaf Chicago Alumni Group
  • 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."