Historical Society Events
Tuesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM,
Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM, Sunday - 1 to 4 PM
Library by Appointment Only.
Fright Night at the Movies
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ALERT: OLD ST. PATRICK SCHOOL BUILDING IS ON THE AGENDA FOR MONDAY, SEPT 26, 2016 AT 7PM AT THE VILLAGE HALL. THIS COULD BE THE FINAL MEETING ON THE FATE OF ST. PATRICK'S OLD SCHOOL PLEASE TRY TO BE THERE THANK YOU!
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.
Want to thank everyone who helped make our Keepataw Parade a wonderful event + those who helped with Heritage Fest Sue Roy, Rose Yates, Barb Bannon, Nancy Uznanski, Bill Uznanski, Gail August, Pat Browne, Carol Garibay - Sue Roy's daughters and grandchildren.
Also a shout goes out to Howard Johnson and Gary White for allowing some of us to ride in their antique cars today in the parade. Know Richard Lee, Doris Peterman and myself really enjoy the experience of being part of this tradition.
THANK YOU FOR THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE
--- NO MORE RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE!!
Price for Lunch & boatride: Adults $25, Children 12 and under $15
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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!
We are very grateful to the following Benefactors and wish to acknowledge their financial support: Monetary donations are always welcome!
Thanks to Susan for taking these pictures. Click Here.