Geneva

The Fabyan Villa: A House of Curiosities

The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fabyan Villa was home to Colonel George Fabyan and his wife Nell in the early 20th century. (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fabyan Villa was home to Colonel George Fabyan and his wife Nell in the early 20th century. (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

This spring and summer, First Light host Brian O’Keefe is going to hit the road and take you with him as he visits some of the area’s great ‘road side attractions.’ Some are a blast from the past, others are a little strange, and there are some you may have driven by many times and never noticed. For this first Illinois Adventure, Brian went out to Geneva

Colonel George Fabyan and Nell Fabyan kept a menagerie of animals and a collection of curiosities at their estate in Geneva. The Fabyan Villa is open for tours in early May through October (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

Colonel George Fabyan and Nell Fabyan kept a menagerie of animals and a collection of curiosities at their estate in Geneva. The Fabyan Villa is open for tours in early May through October (photo courtesy of the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley)

Plan To Bring Tree-Hab To Kane County

Tree-Hab creator John Gathright brought his idea to the Geneva Natural Resources Committee and the Morton Arboretum this week

Tree-Hab creator John Gathright brought his idea to the Geneva Natural Resources Committee and the Morton Arboretum this week

Do you remember climbing trees? A Kane County group wants to bring an international tree climbing program to the area. John Gathright developed ‘Tree-Hab’ after a successful career in Japanese media. First Light host Brian O’Keefe spoke with Gathright and Geneva Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jay Womack

Tree-Hab creator John Gathright (left) and First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked in the shade of an oak forest at Fabyan Woods Forest Preserve

Tree-Hab creator John Gathright (left) and First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked in the shade of an oak forest at Fabyan Woods Forest Preserve