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Tuesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM, Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM, Sunday - 1 to 4 PM
- Closed all major holidays.
- Admission Cost: Adults $2 - Children 12 or over $1.
- If coming in a group of more than 6 people please call ahead.

Library by Appointment Only.
Advise calling on weekends as weddings may be taking place. (630)257-2972


Lemont Quarrymen - 8 Team Tournament

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00 am
Mt. Assisi Field
13860 Main Street Map

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"Create a Painting" Event

Friday, June 3 - 6:30 pm

L'Arte e Vita Studio Map
115 Stephen Street
Lemont, IL

Join us for a little wine, some appetizers, a painting lesson, and all materials to create "Starry Night in Lemont."  The painting depicts Lemont steeples under the stars.  Some refreshments will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own wine and food.  All materials and refreshments are included in the $40.00 fee.  Reservations are required by visiting www.larteevita.com and using the "Sign Up" prompt.  Pre-pay with Pay Pal. Printable Flyer


Publication of "History and Anecdotes of Lemont"
6th Edition

The story of Lemont is unique, due not only to its history, but to the strength, vitality, and character of its people. History and Anecdotes of Lemont, 6th Edition tells part of that story by presenting a collection of articles that describe historical events and stories passed down through generations. The book is now available for $9.95 at Lemont Historical Society, Smokey Row Antiques, or online at Amazon & Kindle. The art works on the book's cover are murals located throughout the village. All represent projects supported by the community and depict historic events for which Lemont is known. The murals, along with additional works of public art, are described in detail in the book. For additional information, please contact the Historical Society at (630) 257-2972 or lemonthistorical@gmail.com.


HELP SAVE OLD ST. PATRICK SCHOOL

"Save Lemont's Old Saint Pat's School" Facebook Page

Historic Preservation Commission Voted "No" To Demolition Of Old St. Patrick School April 14, 2016. Stay Vigilant As This Is Only A Chapter In The Fight - We Will Need You To Show Up & Speak Up At The Next Hearing!!! The fight is not over.

Thank all of you for coming out to speak or show support at the Public Hearing against the demolition of Old St. Patrick's Grade School This is only the beginning but we were heard.

Please email your village officials and let them know how you feel about losing this landmark. It appears that if some one wants to get rid of a historic building in town they just let it rot until they declare it unrepairable. Let them know how you feel about this. All building should be kept up to minimal building code standards so this doesn't happen.


Metra Line Maiden Voyage

March 14, 2016 Arriving in Lemont About 3:28PM
Come One - Come All

We as an organization have been asked to see if we can get some of our members to be part of this celebration as far as welcoming the train into Lemont. If you are available please come down to the train station on Main to witness this historic event and welcome this new addition to our railroad service. Thank you. Pictures Here


St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 6, 2016
Thanks to
Everyone who Participated
and Anyone who Attended

It was cold but we had fun



Little Mountain History Project

July 16-17, 2016
Lemont High School Performing Arts Center

The local theatre group is having a performance at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center July 16 and 17 and wants to have some old photos to display in the lobby about "Lemont Traditions." We are evaluating selections from our historical archives to frame and display for them with the cooperation of the high school art teacher. We will be making copies of our archival photos and enlarging them for better viewing and reframing. We are lucky to have a wonderful old poster from the 1930s of a young Ordman woman who was in a local play for display.

Another photo that shows the high school majorettes from 1940 will make another good selection for traditions and it would be great if we could find a photo of the high school band from the 1950s or 1960s. We would appreciate any help in finding more photos of our traditions.


LAHS Museum Fundraising Project

I saw a news article in the Joliet Herald newspaper about Vince Gill coming to perform at the Rialto Theatre on Thursday May 5. Since I am a fan of his, especially the bluegrass and Southern Gospel music he writes and sings, I got the idea of inviting him to come to Lemont and do a benefit for us. Our "Old Stone Church" museum needs a lot of restoration and if we could raise $50,000 it could help a lot.

I thought he might be interested because we are the "Village of Faith" and quite special and historic. I saw him on one of Bill Gaither's Bluegrass Gospel videos being interviewed and discovered that he likes to do benefits for charities to give back some of what he has received from his fans. So I have this driving interest in an opportunity to raise some significant money for our restoration and give our village a treat. I think I'll take a few photos of our museum to send him and try and reach him on Facebook.

He sings mostly country music, like "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and wrote the song, "Go Rest High On That Mountain" that he sang at George Jones' funeral. He has appeared on Grand Ol' Opry and Marty Stuart's TV program where I saw him perform, "Rank strangers." Wouldn't it be wonderful to sit down with him for breakfast or dinner and show him around town? Please consider sending him a note on his Facebook page to come to Lemont and sing for us!


Thank You !!!

We are very grateful to the following Benefactors and wish to acknowledge their financial support: Monetary donations are always welcome!

ELLEN KUCERA
AVIS BECKMAN NOWAK
CITGO REFINERY
PIAZZA MORTGAGE - JOHN PIAZZA


New Pictures from the 2015 Chicago Architechural Tour

Thanks to Susan for taking these pictures. Click Here.


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