The Schweikher House hosts a variety of events, including the monthly lecture series Conversations in the Studio. The Schweikher House is also open for rentals including student excursions, events for tour groups, and weddings.  For more details on prices and to see how we can accommodate your next outing, contact us.

Conversations in the Studio

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.

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 for more infor­ma­tion and to RSVP. Upcoming events include:


Sat­ur­day, March 3rd at 1pm

Architectural historian Susan Benjamin 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 1pm

Jane Rozek will be talking about Paul 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 1pm

Our third Conversations in the Studio program will feature Adam D. Gibbons. He will be talking with us about historic architecture in the form of stone buildings in the Fox Valley area. Adam is a graduate of Northwestern University (Bachelor of Arts, History) and Wake Forest University (Master of Arts, History) and has been a genealogist for nearly thirty years.



Every year the Schweikher House participates in the DOCOMOMO (DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings and sites of the MOdern MOvement) Tour Day that takes place during the first Saturday in October, offering discounted tour rates.

Stay tuned for more information on 2018’s DOCOMOMO Tour Day! – Tickets $25