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.
Lemont Quarrymen - 8 Team Tournament
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00 am
|"Save Lemont's Old Saint Pat's School" Facebook Page|
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.
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
It was cold but we had fun
The local theatre group is having a performance at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center July 16 and 17 and wants to have some old photos to display in the lobby about "Lemont Traditions." We are evaluating selections from our historical archives to frame and display for them with the cooperation of the high school art teacher. We will be making copies of our archival photos and enlarging them for better viewing and reframing. We are lucky to have a wonderful old poster from the 1930s of a young Ordman woman who was in a local play for display.
Another photo that shows the high school majorettes from 1940 will make another good selection for traditions and it would be great if we could find a photo of the high school band from the 1950s or 1960s. We would appreciate any help in finding more photos of our traditions.
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.