Historical Society Events
Tuesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM,
Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM, Sunday - 1 to 4 PM
Closed all major holidays.
Library by Appointment Only Wed. 10am-12noon.
Advise calling on weekends as weddings may be taking place.(630)257-2972
“WHERE WE HEARD THE NEWS”
JFK ASSASSINATION 50th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm
at The Museum - 306 Lemont Street, Lemont, IL
Where were you when you heard the news that President John Kennedy was shot in Dallas on November 22, 1963? Join us at the Lemont Historical Society, 306 Lemont Street at 7:00 p.m. on
November 26, 2013 for a presentation and conversation on the event that rocked the nation.
Guest speaker, John H. “Jack” Gordon, has consulted on numerous TV productions regarding this topic and has lectured at more than 100 campuses in 44 states. Dr. Gordon will present his insight into the events surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Share your story, memories and memorabilia.
View the Society’s new exhibit to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this event following the presentation. Program will begin following a brief business meeting. Light refreshments available. For more information: (630) 257-2972
Annual Open House and Homemade Cookie Sale
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Melodies of the season will be performed by St. Patrick and St. Alphonsus Choirs from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. when Santa will arrive for visits and photos, so be sure to bring the kids. Delicious assortments of homemade cookies will be available. Whether you come for an hour or spend the afternoon, this event is sure to inspire some Christmas spirit!
The Lemont Area Historical was very happy to accommodate the Foreign Language class of Mrs. Ercoli from Lemont High School on a very innovative after school project called a “Scavenger Hunt.” We were one of the destination spots on a quest involving Lemont’s rich ethnic history by the students. Their youthful eagerness as they competed in teams was refreshing. The questions were very well thought out and perplexing at times for those participating but their motivation of getting good grades and competing against fellow students spurred them on. All of them were polite. They did this last year with a different set of questions as some were repeaters and when the school year rolled around the teacher got, “Can we do this Scavenger Hunt again – we learned and it was fun - and can we visit that cute, little local museum?” Thankfully the answer was yes on both counts and music to our ears as we reach out to the schools always encouraging a love of our local history and a visit to our museum.
2013 LEMONT STREET FAIR
The Lemont Area Historical Society wishes to thank those who came out and attended our annual “Lemont Street Fair.” The music from the Miramba Band and the DJ added to the festive atmosphere. We would also like to thank our volunteers who baked and/or donated their time to make this years event successful. THANK YOU!!!!
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.
passed away August 21, 2013
The Lemont Area Historical Society wishes to extend it’s deepest sympathy to the family of Art Garibay, who passed away at home on August 21, 2013. His wife Carol is on our Board of Directors. He was an engineer, artist, and much loved and respected by those who knew him.
We acknowledge the volunteer work done by Art and the now dissolved Lemont Law Enforcement Assoc. who in 1999 donated their time, expertise, and hard work to remodel the LAHS office – a project long overdue. It was done in the summer heat of July without air conditioning. The gentleman lead by Art never complained and brought humor along with paint brushes, paint, a newer carpet laid, and muscle to transform the office. It was only recently that it was redone.
a Charter Member and First President of the Lemont Area Historical Society, passed away August 9, 2013.
We extend to his family our deepest sympathy.
Tom Ludwig's Memorial Service is
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11am.
at the Lemont United Methodist Church, 25 Custer Street, Lemont, IL
He was a driving force in our organization for many years adding stories about Lemont history and being a true parliamentarian, who guided the LAHS in our early years. He will be missed.
"Lemont Massacre" Painting
We are encouraging all of you to come and view the creation of a new mural in downtown Lemont. Witness history coming alive, which honors the struggles of the labor movement and the “Lemont Massacre.” It is an exciting project with local artists Rob Moriarty and Mona Perry + others giving a visual interpretation of this historic event.
Located on a building on Lockport Street. You can park your car by Legion Park across from the train station in downtown Lemont and walk over to get a better view. They would love to hear your comments. Repeated visits encouraged as it takes form and shape and ends up being another of Lemont’s jewels in our landscape.
Also contact us if you want to know about this event that shaped our history or better yet stop by the museum. Would love to see you!
This painting by a Lemont High School artist is on loan and being displayed in the museum lobby.
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