Grove Heritage Association

Dear Members of the Grove Heritage Association:

In light of these troubling times, many of you may be wondering about the various events sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association. The Board of Directors met on April 7, 2020, virtually, and decided that the only path we can take, at this point, is to postpone the following Grove Heritage Association events:

(1) The annual Plant Sale in May is cancelled. We are disappointed that we cannot host this popular event this year. However, we hope to see you at our plant sale in 2021, which will feature native plants, grasses, and glorious flowers.

(2) Unfortunately, the Grove Heritage Association Annual Meeting, scheduled for June, has been postponed. We will advise you when a new date has been decided upon, but for the foreseeable future, it must be cancelled so that we can keep each other healthy and safe.

We will keep you apprised of the date of the rescheduled Annual Meeting and look for you at the plant sale in 2021. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and be safe.


Elizabeth Kopp
Corresponding Secretary
Grove Heritage Association


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Who We Are:

This past year, the Grove Heritage Association continued to make The Grove a wonderful asset to the community. Through exciting programs, we brought new supporters to The Grove and introduced them to the many gifts The Grove has to offer. Through GHA’s tradition of “restoring the past… preserving the future,” The Grove will continue to thrive and support the community for years to come.

What We Do:

Some of the exciting GHA events and activities that took place during 2019 are:

  • Land Acquisitions – The Grove added a three-acre parcel of land, contiguous to existing Grove property, thanks to an Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Land and Water Conservation grant.  And, a matching gift from the Grove Heritage Association. Additional acreage was donated by The Grove’s neighbor, Life Storage. Land acquisition continues to be an important goal of  GHA.
  • Installation of Beautiful Trail Marker Tree Sculpture – GHA commissioned local artist Dennis Downes to install a sixteen-foot Trail Marker Tree sculpture near The Grove’s  Interpretive Center. The dedication was held on a chilly March day but was very well attended.
  • Holiday Tea – GHA was delighted to host 75 guests at the historic Kennicott House for a holiday tea.  While listening to harp music, attendees enjoyed sparkling cider, delicious tea sandwiches, scones and fruit, assorted desserts, and, of course, teas. It was a great way to catch up with old friends (and make new ones) while enjoying good food in a wonderful old home.
  • Other fun activities — a yard sale in April as we prepared for the Interpretive Center renovations. The annual plant sale in May. In June, during Pioneer Day, we created an old fashion ice cream parlor, in which we served ice cream cones and brownies ala mode. September found us hiking The Grove trails looking for mushrooms and tasting many mushroom treats afterward. Sadly, for only the third time in Grove Fest history, the annual October event was cancelled. Extreme weather made it impossible for the program to go forward.

We are continuing our philanthropic work on behalf of The Grove. We expect to make this year as successful as 2018. We hope that you will join us.

2_GHA_CraftFaire-2How You Can Help:

Attend and support one or more of the following exciting events at The Grove:

  • Barn Sale at The Grove Vintage Market – May 30, 2020
  • The Grove Folk Fest – First Sunday in October 2020



The Grove Heritage Association is a 501 (c) 3 organization which raises money to support Grove programs and facilities. All direct donations to The Grove Heritage Association are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. To support The Grove financially, send your tax-deductible contribution to: The Grove Heritage Association, P. O. Box 484, Glenview, IL 60025.

Join Us:

Become a member of The Grove Heritage Association. In addition to being part of GHA’s mission, you will receive 10% off purchases in The Grove Store (upon presentation of card), an invitation to GHA’s annual meeting and volunteer appreciation night, a subscription to the Rustlings newsletter, and two adult admissions to both Grove Fest and The Grove Arts and Crafts Faire.

Available levels of annual membership are:

  • Acorn (Individual) – $35
  • Red Oak (Family) – $50
  • White Oak (Supporting) – $100
  • Silver Maple (Steward)$250
  • Black Walnut (Sustaining)$500
  • Life Member — $1,000

If you would like to join us, click here to print out a membership form and mail it to the
Grove Heritage Association, P. O. Box 484, Glenview, IL 60025.

Contact Us

For more information about the Grove Heritage Association, please call The Grove at 847-299-6096 or send an email to

 We welcome you to join us in supporting this unique historic treasure in our community.