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Museum Hours:

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

Lunch & I & M Canal Boat Ride

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Lunch: 11:30 am
       Meet at Lock 16 Visitor Center
       754 First Street . LaSalle, IL
       SW Corner IL 351 (Joliet Street) & First Street
Boat Ride: 1:00 pm

Price for Lunch & boatride: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $15

Flyer for more information


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

First thank all of you who came and attended the village board meeting - personally it meant a great deal to me!!!

Now the update the archdiocese lawyer asked for a postponement that the negotiations with a developer are very close to having a deal. The village board agreed to postpone the matter until September 26 at a village board meeting.

It is not a victory, but I am praying very hard that it will lead to saving the building --- I will keep you updated on what happens.

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.

Thanks for Tag Days

We thank the generous people of Lemont who helped make our "Tag Days" a success through their donations and we also are very grateful to our volunteers for donating their time to help us. We would be remiss if we did not thank Chipains and Jewel for allowing us to be at their stores this past weekend. THANK YOU!!! Here are pictures of some of our volunteers.

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

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

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!


New Pictures from the 2015 Chicago Architechural Tour

Thanks to Susan for taking these pictures. Click Here.

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