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Quarrymen 2015

2015 Schedule


BOOK SIGNING

Sunday, April 26, from 1-3 pm

Lemont Area Historical Society is pleased to announce that our board member and Lemont resident Pat Camalliere has written a novel, a fictional historical mystery that takes place in Lemont and at the historical society.

This Sunday, April 26, from 1-3 pm, LAHS Board President Susan Roy is hosting an open house to celebrate the release of The Mystery at Sag Bridge, to be held at The Inn at Smokey Row, 112 Stephen Street, 2nd floor, in Lemont.

We hope you will be able to stop by, meet Pat, and have light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing.



THE PICNIC THAT NEVER HAPPENED

MAY 15, 2015 – 7:00 PM

LEMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 306 LEMONT STREET

On July 24, 1915, thousands gathered along the Chicago River to board 3 excursion ships for the fifth annual Western Electric employee picnic. Over 2,500 passengers boarded the “Eastland” to cross the Lake to Michigan City, Indiana for a day of fun. The day turned tragic however, as due to the large number of passengers gathered on deck and waving to the crowd, the ship listed to its port side and capsized, trapping hundreds of passengers below decks and underwater. There were 844 fatalities, including several Western Electric employees from Lemont.

On Friday, May 15 at 7:00 pm, the Lemont Historical Society will host a presentation at the Lemont Historical Society, 306 Lemont Street, and unveil a new Exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Ted Wachholz, Executive Director and Chief Historian of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society and author, will present and narrate recently discovered motion picture videos and share photographs and compelling firsthand accounts of what is considered to be the worst Lake Michigan disaster in history.

All are invited to attend. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5.00. Residents are encouraged to bring any family memorabilia. Parental discretion is advised. May not be suitable for children under age 12.

For more info call 630-257-2972 or Click for Printable Flyer


Crosstown Classic Ticket Raffle

Drawing is Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Lemont Legends Cruise Night

Win Two Premium Tickets & Parking for each game
Cubs/Sox at Wrigley Field July 10, 11, 12 One Game
Sox/Cubs at U.S. Cellular August 14, 15, 16 One Game

Raffle Tickets $5.00 each or 5 Tickets/$20.00

Winner need not be present

For more info call 630-257-2972 or Click for Printable Flyer


HELP SAVE OLD ST. PATRICK SCHOOL

Thank all of you for coming out to speak or show support at the Public Hearing against the demolition of Old St. Patrick's Grade School This is only the beginning but we were heard

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.

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

"DRINKIN WITH LINCOLN PUB CRAWL"

Thank you for coming out and helping us with making the Pub Crawl Fundraiser on Friday night a success- we hope you found it fun and informative. Also special thanks to the historic tavern proprietiers who participated and made everyone feel so welcome in their establishments!      Pictures Here


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.


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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