Historical Society Events
Tuesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM,
Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM, Sunday - 1 to 4 PM
"VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON"
CHANGED BECAUSE OF WEATHER
to Sunday, March 8, 2015 starting at 1:30 PM.
HELP SAVE OLD ST. PATRICK SCHOOL
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.
"DRINKIN WITH LINCOLN PUB CRAWL"
Thank you for coming out and helping us with making the Pub Crawl Fundraiser on Friday night a success- we hope you found it fun and informative. Also special thanks to the historic tavern proprietiers who participated and made everyone feel so welcome in their establishments! Pictures Here
In Memory: LAURA HOSTERT
The Lemont Area Historical Society wishes to extend it’s deepest sympathy to the Laura Hostert family on her passing at 93. She was a Life Member and had been a “Sunday Volunteer” for many years and will always be fondly remembered for her willingness to help whenever she could.
Susan & Gail from "OOPS DECORATING, INC.", members of LAHS, decorated the downtown Chrismas tree and had lots of fun doing it!
In Memory: PATRICIA (PJ) FITZGERALD
We have lost one of our special champions, Life Member, and friend, Patricia (P.J ) Fitzgerald. She was a lighting rod on issues concerning the museum and the community of Lemont and in particular in the fight against billboards on the entry to our town and in forming the activist group LCAN. Please keep her family in your prayers as they mourn her sudden passing.
P.J. had requested no flowers but that donations be made to the Lemont Area Historical Society
Thanks to the Girl Scouts who weeded our gardens.
The Lemont Area Historical Society would like to thank the girl scouts and especially the Birthday Girl who decided to have a "Weed Pulling Birthday Party" at the LAHS Museum gardens. Really appreciate their hard work along with Donna Holous from the Friendship Garden and the birthday girl's mom for pitching in and helping. THANK YOU!
Lemont Board Honors WWII Veterans
The Lemont Village Board honored Jessie Tasharski and Joseph Forzley, WWII Veterans, at a ceremony at Village Hall. Both of them went on the Honor Veterans Flight and felt both honored and humbled by the experience and recognition.
The Lemont Area Historical Society wishes to thank Howard Johnson, his son-in-law Mark, and Gary White for being in the Keepataw Parade 2013 with their antique cars and helping to represent us – Doris and Susan were fortunate enough to ride in the 1917 Stanley Steamer this year.
Keepataw Days will now only be a memory for many of us, since it was decided that financially it could not continue.A tradition now lost. It will, however, remain a pleasant, fun, part of our Lemont childhood that we will always treasure.