Lake Forest Academy and Ferry Hall Archives

Lake Forest Academy and Ferry Hall Archives Our mission is to preserve and make available the historically valuable institutional records of Lake Forest Academy (1865-present) and Ferry Hall (1869-1974)

The Lake Forest Academy and Ferry Hall Archives contains correspondence, minutes, reports, yearbooks, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, video recordings,architectural plans, and artifacts from all eras of school history. The collection documents school life (academics, athletics, fine arts, student clubs) and administrative activities (Head of School actions, Board of Trustee decisions, faculty role, PR/development).

Move Up Day at Ferry Hall, 1969
05/31/2019

Move Up Day at Ferry Hall, 1969

Flag raising at Ferry Hall, 1941. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
05/24/2019

Flag raising at Ferry Hall, 1941. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Ferry Hall students pose in outfits representing various eras from the school's history in honor of the 1969 Centennial.
05/21/2019

Ferry Hall students pose in outfits representing various eras from the school's history in honor of the 1969 Centennial.

Field Day at Ferry Hall, May 15, 1915.
05/15/2019

Field Day at Ferry Hall, May 15, 1915.

Baseball game in front of the gymnasium on the old LFA campus, spring 1941.
05/07/2019

Baseball game in front of the gymnasium on the old LFA campus, spring 1941.

Happy May Day!Photograph of Ferry Hall Students dancing around the Maypole on campus, early 1900's.
05/01/2019

Happy May Day!

Photograph of Ferry Hall Students dancing around the Maypole on campus, early 1900's.

1965 Spring Dance fun!
04/29/2019

1965 Spring Dance fun!

A beautiful day outside Reid Hall in 1973.
04/24/2019

A beautiful day outside Reid Hall in 1973.

Celebrating National Library Week with a Look back at the Ferry Hall Library in 1912 and LFA Library in 1917.
04/12/2019

Celebrating National Library Week with a Look back at the Ferry Hall Library in 1912 and LFA Library in 1917.

Tennis at Ferry Hall, 1941
03/06/2019

Tennis at Ferry Hall, 1941

Warming up by a bonfire in winter 1963.
01/25/2019

Warming up by a bonfire in winter 1963.

A Sketch of Ferry Hall published in the June 1913  "Almanack"
01/16/2019

A Sketch of Ferry Hall published in the June 1913 "Almanack"

Celebrating the Holidays at LFA & Ferry Hall, December 1960
12/18/2018

Celebrating the Holidays at LFA & Ferry Hall, December 1960

Illustration of students at semester exams, Published in the February 1910 Ferry Hall "Almanack".
12/14/2018

Illustration of students at semester exams, Published in the February 1910 Ferry Hall "Almanack".

Ferry Hall students skiing in Lake Geneva, WI in 1941
11/29/2018

Ferry Hall students skiing in Lake Geneva, WI in 1941

Reid Hall in wintertime on the old campus, early 1920's
11/15/2018

Reid Hall in wintertime on the old campus, early 1920's

Ferry Hall travelers, 1916.
11/13/2018

Ferry Hall travelers, 1916.

Spooky scrapbook pages from early 1920's Ferry Hall. Happy Halloween!
10/31/2018

Spooky scrapbook pages from early 1920's Ferry Hall. Happy Halloween!

A bird's-eye view of LFA's campus in fall of 1982.
10/26/2018

A bird's-eye view of LFA's campus in fall of 1982.

Music Clubs from more than a century ago: 1916 Mandolin Club at LFA and 1895 Guitar and Mandolin Club at Ferry Hall.
10/24/2018

Music Clubs from more than a century ago: 1916 Mandolin Club at LFA and 1895 Guitar and Mandolin Club at Ferry Hall.

Students studying together in the Corbin Academic Center bridge and in the Formal Gardens,1982
10/19/2018

Students studying together in the Corbin Academic Center bridge and in the Formal Gardens,1982

Fall foliage on the LFA campus in 1974
10/11/2018

Fall foliage on the LFA campus in 1974

1956 Ferry Hall cheerleaders at LFA
09/28/2018

1956 Ferry Hall cheerleaders at LFA

Parades, cheers, and chariot races! Showing school spirit at Homecoming, fall 1972.
09/13/2018

Parades, cheers, and chariot races! Showing school spirit at Homecoming, fall 1972.

New beginnings! Freshmen at Ferry Hall in 1925.
09/07/2018

New beginnings! Freshmen at Ferry Hall in 1925.

Campus fun at LFA in 1895!
08/27/2018

Campus fun at LFA in 1895!

Move Up Day at Ferry Hall, 1959
06/01/2018

Move Up Day at Ferry Hall, 1959

Move Up Day in the 1980's. Students were required to wear white shirts with dark blue pants for boys and skirts for girl...
05/31/2018

Move Up Day in the 1980's. Students were required to wear white shirts with dark blue pants for boys and skirts for girls.

1941 Ferry Hall, several graduating senors (in white) and their escorts
05/25/2018

1941 Ferry Hall, several graduating senors (in white) and their escorts

70 years ago at LFA: construction of Bates dorm, spring 1948
05/21/2018

70 years ago at LFA: construction of Bates dorm, spring 1948

Archery club at LFA, 1914
05/17/2018

Archery club at LFA, 1914

1908 Academy Faculty and Senior baseball Team
05/14/2018

1908 Academy Faculty and Senior baseball Team

1972 Spring Field Day at Ferry Hall
05/14/2018

1972 Spring Field Day at Ferry Hall

Ferry Hall students playing tennis, Spring 1941
05/10/2018

Ferry Hall students playing tennis, Spring 1941

Ferry Hall students enjoying tea outdoors with School Nurse Margaret Topping (second from right) and Principal Marion Co...
05/07/2018

Ferry Hall students enjoying tea outdoors with School Nurse Margaret Topping (second from right) and Principal Marion Coates (far right) circa 1913

Celebrating May Day at Ferry Hall, 1912
05/01/2018

Celebrating May Day at Ferry Hall, 1912

On this day in LFA history... Glore Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated on April 25, 1953
04/25/2018

On this day in LFA history... Glore Memorial Gymnasium was dedicated on April 25, 1953

The Winter's Tale, Act IV, performed at Ferry Hall 1927. Perdita (sitting) is played by student Harlean Carpenter (later...
04/23/2018

The Winter's Tale, Act IV, performed at Ferry Hall 1927. Perdita (sitting) is played by student Harlean Carpenter (later known as Jean Harlow). #ShakespearesBirthday

Group shots: 1910 Ferry Hall girls; 1911 Academy boys
04/20/2018

Group shots: 1910 Ferry Hall girls; 1911 Academy boys

Tennis at Ferry Hall, 1892
04/17/2018

Tennis at Ferry Hall, 1892

Baseball cartoon from the April 27, 1907 Spectator newspaper.
04/13/2018

Baseball cartoon from the April 27, 1907 Spectator newspaper.

70 years ago on this day... The groundbreaking of Bates dormitory and reception afterwards, April 4, 1948
04/04/2018

70 years ago on this day... The groundbreaking of Bates dormitory and reception afterwards, April 4, 1948

LFA's old campus, 1913 view from the West
03/15/2018

LFA's old campus, 1913 view from the West

Spring athletics in the 1920's
03/07/2018

Spring athletics in the 1920's

Grooving in the 1960's!
02/22/2018

Grooving in the 1960's!

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1500 W. Kennedy Rd.
Lake Forest, IL
60045

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