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Museum Hours:

Tuesday and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM, Saturday - 10 AM to 1 PM, Sunday - 1 to 4 PM
- Closed all major holidays.
- Admission Cost: Adults $2 - Children 12 or over $1.
- If coming in a group of more than 6 people please call ahead.

Library by Appointment Only.
Advise calling on weekends as weddings may be taking place. (630)257-2972


October 20, 2017 6:30 pm 👻 👻 👻 👻 👻
Fright Night Movies at the Old Stone Church

DON'T DISAPPOINT OUR FRIENDLY GHOSTS "FRANENSTEIN" and "the GALEM" - REMEMBER HALLOWEEN IS COMING - MESS WITH THEM THEY MIGHT MESS WITH YOU!!!! Click for Flyer


Sunday October 15, 2017 - 2 to 3 pm - Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Lemont

The Lemont Area Historical Society has scheduled a guided downtown walking tour for the public.
DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to learn the history of our town. Just show up at the Museum, 306 Lemont St.(Map)

The cost is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under the age of 18. Historical Society members will receive $1.00 off their individual tour cost when showing their membership card. FREE admission to the museum included for tour participants for that day. The museum is open on Sunday from 1 – 4 pm.

You and the guide will walk through Lemont's original downtown area. On your tour you will learn about the colorful history of the buildings and people of Lemont and the unique role the town played in the building of the Chicago area. Tour highlights include one of the best preserved sections of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, remains of an old quarry, one of the oldest train stations still in operation in Illinois, and some of the most scenic topography in Cook County. Historical Photos will be shown to give a visual image of what the town looked like in the 1900's.

Tour Length: Maximum of 3/4 mile.
Tour Difficulty: Moderately easy walking. Most of the route is on level ground. However, due to the topography of the town, part of the tour involves one flight of steps at two locations and crosses one pair of railroad tracks.

The rain date is Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 from 2 to 3pm.
If the weather is rainy, you may call the museum after 1pm to find out if tour is cancelled


"The Talking Dead History Walk"

The "Talking Dead" wish to acknowledge the nice turnout - the rain didn't dampen anyone's "Spirits" The performances went on at the museum and all the "Talking Dead" were spot on. We also acknowledge that some gave donations - all in all a wonderful evening and fundraiser thanks to Barb Bannon & Sue Roy.


Tribute to Rose Yates
January 23, 2017 at
Lemont Village Board Meeting

Lemont Patch link to Tribute



Publication of "History and Anecdotes of Lemont"
6th Edition

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 lemonthistorical@gmail.com.


HELP SAVE OLD ST. PATRICK SCHOOL

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

We would like to thank those who came to the hearings regarding saving Old St. Patrick School; those who also spoke up for sparing it from the wrecking ball; those who emailed or called our Village Trustees or in any way helped --- a final deal has been struck - now Old St. Patrick School not only has a rich past it has a positive future gracing the landscape of Lemont for generations to come!!


Thank You !!!

We are very grateful to the following Benefactors and wish to acknowledge their financial support: Monetary donations are always welcome!

ELLEN KUCERA
AVIS BECKMAN NOWAK
CITGO REFINERY
PIAZZA MORTGAGE - JOHN PIAZZA


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