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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


P.J. Memorial Service
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 1:30pm.
Lemont Area Historical Society Museum - 306 Lemont Street, Lemont, IL 60439

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

Lemont Historical Society & VFW Post 5819
Veterans’ Day Tribute

November 18, 2014 - 7:00 pm
at the VFW Post, 15780 New Avenue in Lemont

2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, D-Day, on June 6 1944. This most important battle of WW II in Europe between the Western Allies and German forces, was the “beginning of the end” of the war in Europe.

The names of Lemont men who served in WW II are inscribed on the war memorial in the 200 block of Main Street. The “Lemont 22” are those from our community who lost their lives in that war.

Lemont Historical Society and Veterans from VFW Lemont 22 Honor Post 5819 will combine to commemorate the 70th anniversary and will present firsthand accounts of WW II events. The public is encouraged to attend this event to pay tribute to those who have served our country and given their all to the cause of freedom.

Free Admission. Students and families welcome. Refreshments available. Printable Flyer


Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Lemont Area Historical Society Museum - 306 Lemont Street, Lemont, IL 60439

Get in the Christmas spirit at the Lemont Historical Society’s Holiday Open House and Homemade Cookie Sale. Delicious assortments of homemade Holiday cookies will be available for purchase.
* 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. - Enjoy the music of the season by the choirs from St. Patrick and St. Alphonsus Churches
* 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Be sure to bring the kids for a visit and photo with Santa and our Victorian tree.
Printable Flyer


Tuesday, October 28 - 6:30 pm - Program begins at 7:00 pm

Join us at the Historical Society for tales of the supernatural centered around Lemont locations, and meet some spirits of the past, including the elusive Resurrection Mary. Our "haunted" 1860 coffin is guaranteed to evoke chills up the spine. Doors open 6:30 pm, program begins at 7:00 pm. Admission $2.00 adults; $1.00 children. Refreshments will be available. Come for some ghostly good family fun.

Anyone can enter the Scary Story Contest by October 15, 2014. For Flyer with more Information

General Membership Meeting - Honoring Veterans

at Lemont VFW on New Ave, Lemont, IL (Map)
November 18, 2014
6:45 pm - Election + Vote on Proposed Amendment
7:00 pm - Program Honoring WWI & WWII Veterans

Homemade cookies can be dropped off for Dec 7 Christmas program

December 5 & 6, 2014

Really hope you also maybe able to help us repackage the homemade small cookies on Dec 6th.

Christmas Choral & Cookie Fest

December 7, 2014 - Doors open at 1:30 pm

2014 Lemont Street Fair says Thanks

The Lemont Area Historical Society Board of Directors wants to thank all our volunteers, Mr. Abe Ordman, vendors, and those who came to enjoy the Lemont Street Fair. We hope you enjoyed the day and look forward to next year!

Hip Hip Huzzah to the Quarrymen!!!
Victorious over the Chicago Salmon
                        30 to 29.
Most runs ever scored as Quarrymen!

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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