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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.
Library by Appointment Only Wed. 10am-12noon.
Advise calling on weekends as weddings may be taking place.(630)257-2972


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.

Wake: Tues, Jan 27 from 2-8pm. at Markiewicz.
Funeral Mass,: Wed, Jan 28, at St. Alphonsus at 10am.


NO JANUARY GENERAL MEETING


HELP SAVE OLD ST. PATRICK SCHOOL

WE ARE ASKING AS MANY OF YOU CAN TO JOIN US
on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30PM.
at VILLAGE HALL
for LEMONT HISTORIC DISTRICT MEETING HEARING
on APPLICATION BY CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE TO DEMOLISH Old St. Patrick School.

WE NEED YOU THERE - DON'T HAVE TO SPEAK JUST NEED ALL TO KNOW OF OUR COMMITMENT TO PERSERVING OUR HISTORY AND SAVING THE SCHOOL!!!

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.

    Reasons why St. Patrick Old School should be saved:
  • It is in Lemont's Historic District that was created to preserve not destroy the buildings within that district.
  • Built in 1882 of our local limestone by members of the parish and it served not only the Irish but other ethnic groups in the community as well.
  • If it gets the proper care again by ? it can be used again.. There are other options we just need time and concern from the community to make it happen.
"Save Lemont's Old Saint Pat's School" Facebook Page

"SUPERBOWL RAFFLE"

Selling Squares for "Superbowl Raffle" $20 a square at Smokey Row


"DRINKIN WITH LINCOLN PUB CRAWL"

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM
TICKETS $25

Starts at Smokey Row Antique - Then on to Stonehouse Pub, Tom's Place, Canal Street Pub, The Vault, Nick's Tavern, and Main Inn.

Learn about the history of each saloon by their owner and a rep from LAHS - also Lincoln will grace us with his presence - Booklet with histories of selected taverns & a special keepsake are your souveniers.


"VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON"

Sunday, February 22, 2015 starting at 1:30 PM.




Lemont Historical Christmas Tree

Susan & Gail from "OOPS DECORATING, INC.", members of LAHS, decorated the downtown Chrismas tree and had lots of fun doing it!

THANK YOU!



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.



Keepataw Days

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.


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