The Schweikher House hosts a variety of events, including a lecture series called 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 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 advanced registration is required as space is limited. The events will run approx­i­mately one hour and will include a ques­tion and answer period. Con­tact Todd Wenger by phone at (847) 923‑3866 or by email at for more infor­ma­tion. Upcoming events include:


Sunday March 24, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 pm

$5 per person

RSVP is required

Plein Air Painting: Beyond Monet

Many people are aware that Monet painted out-of-doors, yet understand very little about the process and art historical context of his style of painting. Attendees will dive deeper into the history and process of plein air painting, and learn about the modern resurgence of this movement.

The conversation will be facilitated by fine artist Maggie Capettini as she presents a history of plein air painting and shares her modern tools and equipment, as well as, some of her completed paintings. Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limted! Please RSVP using the following link:



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.

Tours of the house will feature Schweikher’s masterful integration of brick, glass and wood, including an iconic brick fireplace, passive solar room, cantilevered construction, exposed wood beams, built-in furniture, and gardens designed by the noted Midwestern landscape architect Franz Lipp.  We invite you to join us on tour of this beautiful structure, both inside and out.


When: TBD

 Where: 645 S. Meacham Road Schaumburg, IL 60193

Cost: The cost of the tours will be $25/per person, paid in advance of the event, with a maximum of 12 persons per tour.

For registration visit, call, or email the following: 

Call: Todd Wenger, Executive Director, 847.923.3866