Wisconsin Barns

Copies ordered here will be signed by the authors. Take a tour of the Barns of Wisconsin with photographer Ernest J. Schweit and writer Nancy Schumm-Burgess. The 80 page book features 107 photos of Wisconsins treasures, and history and facts about these unique and varied structures.

$5 from every book purchased here will be donated to help protect historic Wisconsin barns. 


The Barns of Lake County
Take a history tour of the barns of Lake County, Illinois. Why are barns painted red, why do they have doors leading to nowhere? This book answers these questions and more about the history of barns in Northeastern Illinois. Not just a pictorial tour, the book explores historical influences on barn designs and farm values while documenting over 200 of the remaining historical barns in the area. 

Proceeds benefit the Land Conservancy of Lake County.

8.75" x 11.75" hardcover - 144 pages


Gardens and Other Sanctuaries

A pictorial tour of private gardens and natural areas in the semi-rural village of Long Grove.  Explore the historic downtown, and the back roads and family gardens of people who appreciate the beauty of nature.

8.5" x 11 " soft cover - 143 pages


Hearts Full of Compassion

From the United States/Mexican border to the core of America's largest cities, this heartwarming collection of stories from the Sisters of the Living Word demonstrates how a compassionate heart can bring joy into our lives and the lives of those we touch.

Proceeds to benefit the Sisters of the Living Word.

5.5" x 8.5" soft cover


The History of Long Grove
First settled in the 1830s by German immigrants, Long Grove served as a crossroads between Chicago and Milwaukee, and many city dwellers today pass through its signature covered bridge and into the village’s charming early-1900s shopping district to revisit that bygone era of American history.

Old churches, barns, and businesses—along with the people whose hard work helped the village prosper—are captured in over 200 vintage photographs within the pages of Long Grove.

5.5" x 8.5" soft cover - 130 pages


Pioneer Gardens of the Midwest

Based upon a popular lecture program by Nancy Schumm, the book discusses the pioneer uses of nearly 90 local plants. Discover the viagra of pioneer days, plants for improving the skin, and the secrets of the wild plants around the Midwest.

Color photos of specimens.

5.5" x 8.5" - 88 pages