Husky Heroes at Morton Arboretum 2012



The huskies are back! See Siberian husky sled pulling and speed demonstrations.

Courtesy Joseph Conforti

Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Visitor Center Area

Meet these amazing canines and sign up to foster or adopt a husky without a home. Plus, watch a free film about the husky’s role in Alaskan history. Don’t forget your family photo opportunity beside the dogs and an authentic dog sled! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages offered from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at outdoor tent.

Sled Pulling and Speed Demonstration Times
11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.

Event will take place with or without snow.

A few years back we visited the first of these annual gatherings when it was then held at Hidden Lake about a mile or two north of the entrance to the Morton Arboretum. Since then the Morton Arboretum has become the annual host for these wonderful dogs and their owners.

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Connie produced all of the images today at the Arboretum. She is a real dog lover (as am I) and really got into the portrait mode while inside near the Visitors Center. After she returned to the car we drove into the city for luncheon at Native Foods Cafe in the Wicker Park community. We enjoyed their current special celebrating the upcoming Super Bowl.

Connie’s Husky Heroes Portraits

Eric’s Luncheon Images


Husky Heroes Video Clip