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The following books on the Lemont area may be purchased by:
* going to the Lemont Area Historical Society's Museum Gift Shop (directions & maps);
* making arrangements through calling the Museum at 630-257-2972;
* e-mailing Susan at lemonthistorical@gmail.com
* mailing an order and checks for your order to our Mailing Address at
        Lemont Area Historical Society
        306 Lemont Street
        Lemont, IL 60439

  1. "Lemont Township High School Yearbooks" - We have a number of yearbooks available for sale. These are listed below by year(number available):
    1977(3), 1986(1), 1989(2), 1990(25), 1991(3), 1993(2), 1994(25), 1996(26), 1998(8), 1999(28), 2000(22), 2001(20), 2002(22), 2003(20), 2004(21), 2005(14), 2007(12), 2008(13), 2009(16)
    (Cost: $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping.)
     
  2. "Lemont 125th Anniversary Book" - This 300 page, hard cover volume is completely indexed and contains hundreds of photographs and illustrations of Lemont's historic past. The book was prepared as a gift to Lemont to commemorate the 125th anniversary of its incorporation in 1873. It features a narrative history of Lemont from its founding in 1836 through the anniversary year of 1998, and contains histories of all local schools, churches, businesses, governmental bodies, and community organizations. (Cost: $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping.)
     
  3. "Lemont and Its People" by Sonia Kallick - This 365 page book covers the history of Lemont and the opening of the Midwest from early geological times to 1910. It relates interesting and heretofore unknown vignettes of local individuals, who made their mark on Lemont's history. Some of these individuals became important players in the history of Chicago politics and commerce. It brings to life the development of the Northern Illinois area from the time of the native American tribes, to the construction of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, and the construction of the Sanitary & Ship Canal. (Cost: $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping.)
     
  4. "Lemont History & Anecdote Book" - This interesting book, which includes coverage of Rudy Kling and the "Pride of Lemont" (Cost: $17.50 plus $5.00 shipping.)
     
  5. "First Chicago Church Records" by Nancy Thornton is now available for sale at the museum for $15.00. For more information on the contents of this book and for mail orders go to Nancy's web site at: Canal Heritage Enterprises.
     
  6. "First Catholic Church" by Nancy Thornton is now available for sale at the museum for $21.50. For more information on the contents of this book and for mail orders go to Nancy's web site at: Canal Heritage Enterprises.
     
  7. "Self-Guide Lemont Downtown Walking Tour Bookle" (Cost: $3.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  8. "Self Guided Tour of St. James at the Sag Cemetery" by Nancy Thornton - Nancy Thornton, former LAHS President, now residing in Montana has compiled and published a booklet that allows you to tour and learn about the older grave sites and gravestone art in St. James at the Sag Cemetery. The cost at the museum is $3.50. For more information on the contents of this book and for mail orders go to Nancy's web site at: Canal Heritage Enterprises.
     
  9. "Saint Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery", Lemont, IL., from 1875 (75 pages) (Cost: $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  10. "Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery", Lemont, IL., from circa 1889 (86 pages) (Cost: $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  11. "Saint James' Catholic Cemetery", Sag Bridge Area, Lemont, IL, from circa 1837 (Cost: $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  12. "Saint Matthews Lutheran Cemetery", Lemont, IL (Cost: $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  13. "St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery", Lemont, IL, from circa 1831 (Cost: $6.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  14. "Swedish Evangelical Bethany Lutheran" (Cost: $4.00 plus $3.00 shipping.)
     
  15. "Cass Cemetery" (Cost: $4.00 plus $1.50 shipping.)
     
  16. "Mt. Vernon Cemetery" (Cost: $2.00 plus $1.50 shipping.)
     
  17. "Willow Hills Cemetery" (Cost: $2.00 plus $1.50 shipping.)
     
  18. "Danish Cemetery" (Cost: $1.00 plus $1.50 shipping.)
     
  19. "The Lemont United Methodist Church" (Cost: $1.00 plus $1.50 shipping.)
     
  20. "Brown Family Cemetery" (Cost: $1.00 plus $1.50 shipping.)
     

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