Vernon Hills Cuneo Museum and Gardens

1350 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Tel: (847) 362-3042 Fax: (847) 362-4130

Internet Address: Director: James H. Bert Admission: fee: grounds: $5.00/car.

mansion tour: adult-$10.00. child (<12)-S5.00, student-$5.00. senior-$9.00. Attendance: 100,000 Established: 1991 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Open: February to December, Tuesday to Sunday. 10am-5pm. Closed: January, Christmas Day. Facilities: Architecture (Venetian-style Cuneo Mansion, 1914 designed by Benjamin Marshall); Conservatory; Deer Park: Exhibition Area (3.000 square feet); Food Services Restaurant (100 seats); Grounds (75 acres; formal gardens, lakes, fountains). [gallery ids="264087,264088,,,,264089,,264090,,264092,264091,264093,264094,,264095"] Activities: Arts Festival; Concerts; Education Programs (adults); Films; Guided Tours (Tues-Sat. llam/12:30pm/2pm; Sun, self-guided. llam-3:30pm); Lectures. Originally the residence the founder of Commonwealth Edison, Samuel Insull, the Mansion features a 40-foot high great hall, double formal dining rooms, and a private chapel. Artwork includes Old Master paintings, 17th-century tapestries, sculpture, fresco-style ornamentation, porcelain, oriental rugs, and silver. Whittington Southern Illinois Art Gallery Southern Illinois Artisans Shop and Visitors Center. Rend Lake. Whittington, IL 62897-1000 Tel: (618) 629-2220 Fax: (618) 629-2704 Curator: Ms. Deborah Tayes Open: December to March. Tuesday to Saturday, 9am-5pm. April to December. Daily. 9am-5pm. Facilities: Gallery; Shop. Activities: Arts and Crafts Festival (annual in Spring); Demonstrations; Temporary Exhibitions. A branch site of the Illinois State Museum (Springfield. IL), the Gallery of the Southern Illinois Artisans Shop and Visitors Center presents temporary exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary Illinois art and craft.

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