Upcoming Events

Sears Homes of Chicagoland Bus Tour
Covenant Living at Windsor Park
July 5, 2023  1:30p.m.
124 Windsor Park Dr.
Carol Stream
Private event

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Elk Grove Village Public Library
August 30, 2023  7:00p.m.
1001 Wellington Ave
Elk Grove Village

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Geneva Public Library District
September 7, 2023  1:00p.m.
227 S. Seventh St.
Details to come!

The Ready to Assemble Dream: Sears Homes
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
September 12, 2023  7:00p.m.
500 N. Dunton St.
Arlington Heights
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Lake Villa District Library
September 20, 2023  11:30a.m.
140 N. Munn Road
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Villa Park Public Library
October 2, 2023  7:00p.m.
305 S. Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park
Registration begins August 14

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Clarendon Hills Historical Society
October 18, 2023  7:00p.m.
50 Sheridan Ave.
Clarendon Hills
Details to come!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland
Elmhurst Public Library
October 23, 2023  7:00p.m.
125 S. Prospect Ave.
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
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Homewood Public Library
  • Indian Prairie 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
  • Tinley Park Public Library
  • Homer Township Public Library
  • Evergreen Park Public Library
  • Lombard Historical Society
  • St. Olaf Chicago Alumni Group
  • Allied Arts, Arlington Heights
  • Sun City, Huntley
  • St. Charles Public Library
  • Itasca Community Library
  • Bernard Weinger JCC, Northbrook
  • JCC Chicago
  • Friendship Village of Schaumburg
  • 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."
  • "I just wanted to say thank you once again for your willingness to come and share your knowledge and passion with us.  The evaluations were excellent - they all loved it!  They wrote how professional you are, and what a good presentation you gave.  They loved the walking tour and learning what to look for to determine a Sears Home...  they loved it all."
  • "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."