The Farmers Market+ At The Dole opened this summer bringing the freshest locally sourced fruits, vegetables, flowers, and delicacies, and more to Crystal Lake. Over 60 small business owners participated…Read More >
Our mission is to preserve & protect the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Arts Park property for community use in a natural & historic setting.
Become a Dole Volunteer Today!
The Dole volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do; they bring our mission and vision to life! There are plenty of volunteer opportunities, from events help, handyman, historical tour guide, and fundraising.Give Your Time | >
The Dole Needs YOU!
Without the generosity of our community, all we do at Lakeside Legacy Foundation would not be possible. We need your financial support to help maintain the mansion’s rich history, safety, and historical significance within the community.Donate Today | >
Join Our Community at The Dole
Create your own special place in one of The Dole’s studios. Studios are available for rent to artists of different artistic mediums, as well as art educators.Rent a Studio | >
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Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” At The Dole,…Read More >
The Dole Mansion is a Victorian-era Romantic Italianate manor built-in 1865 for Charles Sidney Dole, an influential grain baron and ice harvester. With the purchase of 1000 acres, Lakeland Farms…Read More >
In mid-November, Crystal Lake Mayor Haig Haleblian stopped by the Dole Mansion this week to present the “America’s Greatest Mind Reader” award to the resident artist, Joe Diamond. At the…Read More >