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 a RSVP is required for each program. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Schaumburg Township District Library Bus Tour
The Schweikher House is pleased to team with the Schaumburg Township District Library as a stop on their bus tour.
Tours begin and end at Schaumburg Township, 1 Illinois Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Starting times are 12:30 and 12:45. (Buses will begin boarding 30 minutes prior to tour start times.) Length is approximately 2 hours.
Cost: $10. Ages 18 and older.
To register, e-mail email@example.com or call (847) 755-9630. Registration ends September 30, 2018.
More information is available on the Library's website.
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: Saturday, October 13, 2018. Pre-scheduled, 50 min. guided tours will run from 10 AM to 2 PM, starting on the hour.
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