8 March 2018 - The Landscape Design of Fort Sheridan, by Nancy Hannick

Event & Registration Link

Please join the FORT SHERIDAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY for a presentation by famed landscape architect Nancy Hannick: "The Landscape Design of Fort Sheridan" on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7pm. The meeting will be at the home of Donna Fitzgerald: 324 Leonard Wood South #103, Highland Park, IL

Info on our Facebook page (Fort Sheridan Historical Society) and also our website: FortSheridanHistoricalSociety.org


June 4th - Fort Sheridan Historical Society Annual Luncheon + Guest Speaker Scott Stantis

Please join the Fort Sheridan Historical Society for our first annual luncheon at the Highland Park Country Club, featuring guest speaker, Scott Stantis, editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. $40 per person.

We accept all major credit cards for purchases online by visiting http://FortSheridanHistoricalSociety.org

2017-18 Officer Election will be held.
Evite Link: http://evite.me/ZVSs4SWKMa

Update on the Forest Preserve Restoration Project

Please follow this link: http://www.lcfpd.org/preserves/improvement-projects/ for more information on the Forest Preserve Restoration Project.

The project will be in two phases, with the first phase (south area) re-opening Spring 2018.  This means the entire Forest Preserve (including the beach) will be closed this summer.  The northern half of the Forest Preserve will be closed until Summer 2019. 

Entire Forest Preserve will close May 30, 2017 (including beach access).

South area including beach access will re-open Summer 2018

North area will re-open Summer 2019.

The military cemetery will remain open during construction activities.

The parade ground will remain open - no construction planned for the parade grounds.


New Highwood Recycling Program for 2017

Highwood Fort Sheridan residents will have a new year round Organics Program (food scrap/landscape) from Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS). LRS opened a state-of-the-art single stream in 2016. The exciting news about the City of Highwood's contract with LRS sets Highwood apart from other North Shore neighborhoods as being eco-friendly and utilizing cutting edge recycling partners. 

You can learn more about the Lakeshore Recycling Systems and get some recycling tips here: Highwood Recycling and Organics Program


Graphic by Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Movies Under the Stars

Fort Sheridan Movie Night
Movie Night under the Tower

Fort Sheridan’s inaugural “movie under the stars” highlighted the best of our community. The tower at sunset provided a stunning backdrop for the gathering of 50+ residents of all ages who mingled first and then relaxed in lawn chairs or upon blankets - popcorn, treats and drinks in hand - to enjoy the show.  The picture perfect evening came to a close with the famous last scene of Ferris Buehler’s Day Off  wherein viewers enjoyed a glimpse of neighbor Suzanne Cahnmann’s daughter who played one of the students on the bus.

Fort Sheridan Movie Concessions

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the inaugural event so fun and memorable. A special thank you is in order for Donna Fitzgerald who started the tradition of movie night, created the Fort Sheridan Historical Society and recruited an “army” of volunteers: Bonnie and Rick Gordon, Margie Ariano, Anne Maxfield, Karen Rooney, Bill Lolli, Alex Tenuta, Rich Hiles, Joel and Sue Minster, and Alison and Daniel Wertheimer. Thank you also to residents and even visitors who jumped up to help: Duane and Irene, Judy Carpenter, John Schilling and John Varones. Everyone coming together made the beautiful night all the more so. #This is is why we live here!

If you were unable to attend, don’t worry! There were three movie nights this summer at Fort Sheridan, and this tradition will surely continue next summer. Is it possible that Fort Sheridan is the only community on the North Shore that has outdoor movie nights? Maybe! That's what makes living in The Fort so special. See you at the movies! Sincerely, Alison