NIU Lorado Taft Field Campus

Located just outside the city of Oregon, Illinois, the Taft Campus has a rich history. During the summer of 1898, the noted American sculptor Lorado Taft and a small group of artists, architects and scholars came to the estate of Wallace Heckman, an idyllic property located on a wooded bluff overlooking the Rock River.

1414 North River Road, Oregon, IL

Place Type

Off Campus


(815) 732-2111


Upcoming Events

Pizza Party

Join the Taft staff in a Friday night pizza party! We will have fun with a night of hiking, games, movie, and pizza while you can enjoy some peace and quiet...

2/26, 6 PM
Fire Building Class

Have you ever been able to start a fire on your own? Without using gasoline? Or a match? Learn about the chemistry of fire while trying different methods...

2/27, 10 AM
Cross Country Skiing

Are you and your family or friends looking for something fun to do outside that also keeps you warm? Cross country skiing is a great way to get outdoors...

2/27, 1 PM
Science of Sap

Want to learn about wear maple syrup comes from? Maybe you have a few maple trees in your yard and your interested in learning how to tap them and make your...

2/28, 1:30 PM

Recent Events

Nature Tots


Science of Sap


Birding Hike


Recent Activity

NIU Lorado Taft Field Campus

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