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The Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) is a non-profit 501(c) organization. Its operation primarily depends on membership fees and the generous donations from its members, visitors, local businesses, organizations, and the time of its volunteers. It currently receives no Federal, State, or local government funding. Thus, the LAHS deeply appreciates any financial contributions that the public can make to support the continuation of the LAHS mission to perserve and document the history of the Lemont Illinois area.

Besides cash, the LAHS welcomes financial donations in the form of securities, real property and/or artifacts. Such gifts are fully deductible for Federal income tax purposes. If they choose, donors may may also designate that the funds be used for specifics uses such as the LAHS's annual budget, endowment, building restoration projects and/or other special activites.

Such donations should be addressed to the Lemont Area Historical Society at the address below or either dropped off at the museum.

Lemont Area Historical Society
306 Lemont Street
Lemont, IL 60439

Phone: 630.257-2972

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Bequests

Do you want to leave a legacy? Please consider including the Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) in your estate planning. A bequest or gift made through your will and or trust, can help assure the future viability of the LAHS as well to dramatically shape its future. Charitable bequests are free of Federal estate taxes. Such bequests can be in one or more different forms. These can include:

* A specific bequest which transfers the title of specific property, including but not limited to stocks, bonds and real property;

* A general bequest which transfers a stated sum of money;

* A contingent bequest which requires a certain event to occur before any distribution;

* A residuary bequest which transfer the remainder of an estate or a percentage of the residue after all other bequests, debts and taxes have been paid.

Please contact the LAHS at 630.257-2972 or your legal or estate planning professional for more information on these types of gifts.


Wish List of needs of the Lemont Area Historical Society

The society and museum at 306 Lemont Street have several things needed to improve the building and its capabilities including:

  • Air conditioning cooler units for the museum sanctuary and library to allow for summer weddings and better storage conditions for the archival materials.
  • A new digital projection system with large flat screen computer monitor
  • A new Amplifier and microphone system for speakers with the ability to record and play music
  • Sanctuary flooring of either hardwood or carpeting for improved wedding appearance
  • Additional paid staff for library work and leading tours
  • New outside doors to the basement that is insulated and steel construction for improved safety. Would have emergency push bars for quick exit
  • Chair lift to the basement from outside in the concrete stair well for the disabled or an elevator from the basement to the third level library

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