The Schweikher House Preservation Trust invites the public to attend “Conversations in the Studio” — a monthly lecture series that focuses on the trust’s mission to connect Schaumburg residents with the historic Schweikher House through topics covering art, architecture, and science.
Upcoming events include:
Saturday, March 3rd at 1 pm: The event will include architectural historian, Susan Benjamin, who will showcase early Modernist architecture and architects. She is an accomplished author and preservationist with a career that spans more than 30 years. Benjamin researched and wrote the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Schweikher House in 1986.
Sunday, April 22nd at 1 pm: Conversations in the Studio will continue with Jane Rozek who will be talking about Schweikher, how he got to Schaumburg Township, his time here in Schaumburg as well as his lasting legacy. Jane is the Local History Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library where she also writes for their popular blog “Local History.”
Saturday, May 12th at 1 pm: Adam Gibbons will speak on stone buildings in the Fox Valley area. More info to come!
Tickets are $5 and RSVP is required for each program. The events will run approximately one hour and will include a question and answer period. Contact Todd Wenger at (847) 923‑3866 or Kim Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP.
Parking and Directions:
The entrance to the Schweikher House is a long gravel driveway along the east side of Meacham Road. The driveway can be spotted by our large grey mailbox next to the gap in the guardrail. At the end of the driveway, there is a small area of parking in the courtyard between the garage and house. If the courtyard parking area is full, cars may also park along the north side of the driveway along the grassed shoulder, facing out toward Meacham Road. Please pull far enough off the drive on to the grassed shoulder to allow cars to pass. Please turn around in the courtyard; no U-turns are allowed along the length of the driveway.
From O’Hare/Chicago via I-90:
From the O’Hare Airport, merge onto I-190 East. Take the I-294 North to Exit 1C, toward Milwaukee/I-90 West toward Rockford.
Merge onto I-90 West/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway toward Rockford (Portions toll). Take Exit 1Atoward Woodfield Road/IL-58/Golf Road. Merge onto West Frontage Road. Turn right onto East Higgins Road/IL-72 West. Turn left onto North Meacham Road; go past the Schaumburg Road intersection. 645 South Meacham Road is on the left.
From Chicago/West Suburbs via I-290 (or I-355):
From Chicago, take I-290 West. Merge onto I-355 North/Veterans Memorial Tollway toward Northwest Suburbs (Portions toll). Keep left at the fork to I-355 North (Portions toll).
Take I-290 West/I-355 North toward Rockford. Take the Thorndale Avenue Exit 5. Turn left onto Thorndale Avenue. Stay straight to go onto Elgin O’Hare Expressway West. Take the Meacham Road exit toward IL-53 South/Rohlwing Road/Medinah Road. Turn right onto Meacham Road; go past the Biesterfield Road intersection. 645 South Meacham Road is on the right.
Higgins Road (Illinois Route 72 — East bound):
Take Higgins Road East to Meacham Road. Turn right (South) on Meacham Road; go past the Schaumburg Road intersection. 645 South Meacham Road is on the left.
Higgins Rd. (Illinois Route 72 — West bound):
Take Higgins Road West to Meacham Road. Turn left (South) on Meacham Road; go past the Schaumburg Road intersection. 645 South Meacham Road is on the left.
Roselle Rd. (North bound):
Take Roselle Road North to Nerge Road. Turn right on Nerge Road to Meacham Road. Turn left (North) on Meacham Road; go past the Biesterfield Road intersection. 645 South Meacham Road is on the right.
Roselle Rd. (South bound):
Take Roselle Road South to Schaumburg Road. Turn left on Schaumburg Road to Meacham Road. Turn right (South) on Meacham Road. 645 South Meacham Road is on the left.