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The Lemont Area Historical Society is located in the Old Stone Church, a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It also contains a rich collection of historical artifacts from Lemont and the surrounding area. The purpose of the Lemont Area Historical Society is to preserve the heritage and folklore of Lemont, and to operate the museum as a repository for memorabilia and artifacts. Founded in 1970 to save the "Old Stone Church", the Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization which exists through the support of its members.

WHERE WE ARE - GPS: N41 40 23.75W 087 59 59.20

From the North
* Take I55 to the Lemont Road South Exit
* Turn left on Illinois Street (light after you cross the big bridge)
* Turn right on Lemont Street (one-way sign applies only on Sunday until 12:30pm)
* It is at the Old Stone Church building with the white steeple on the right.

From the South
* Take I355 North to the 127th Street Exit
* Turn right on 127th St.
* Turn left on State Street
* Turn right on Illinois Street (right before the big bridge)
* Turn right on Lemont Street (one-way sign applies only on Sunday until 12:30pm)
* It is at the Old Stone Church building with the white steeple on the right.


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Notes:
* Lemont Road becomes State Street at Illinois Ave.
* The One-Way signs on Lemont Street apply only on Sundays until 12:30

WHEN WE ARE OPEN
Tuesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM
Sunday - 1 to 4 PM
Closed major holidays (including Mother's Day and Father's Day)

EXHIBIT AREA ADMISSION
Adults: $2.00
Children 12 and over: $1.00
Society Members: FREE

WHAT WE DO?

  • We preserve and interpret the history of the Lemont Township and the Village of Lemont.
  • Operate a museum in the Old Stone Church with part-time staff, historical displays, and tours.
  • Develop and present history programs with our archival materials and photos for speakers.
  • Host weddings, baptisms, and special celebrations in an old charming atmosphere.
  • Develop and interpret tours with unique historical backgrounds and local natural areas or downtown Lemont.

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