Sheldon Peck Letter Contest


Lombard 5th graders are invited to write a letter from Sheldon Peck to Abraham Lincoln in 1848. Find all the contest details>>


Sat, Feb 6, 1pm
(Encore: Thurs, Feb 11, 7pm)
Screening of "Spies of Mississippi"
Sheldon Peck Homestead

Learn about a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy

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Registration forms are now available for the 2016 Lombard's Civil War Encampment! Read details about the July 22 - 24 event.


Community Memorial to Bill Mueller

The memorial gazebo to remember long-time Village President William "Bill" Mueller has been built!

Contributions are still being accepted at the Community Memorial Site web site.


Saturday, Feb 6
Screening of "Spies of Mississippi"
Sheldon Peck Homestead

We'll view and discuss this movie about a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy. Told from first person primary sources.

spies movie

(Encore presentation:
7pm, Thursday, Feb. 11)


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Carriage House Capital Campaign

Why did we expand the Carriage House?

  • The Society received a $70,000 grant provided construction was completed in 2012. We met that goal on time!
  • To bring this village-owned property into ADA-compliance
  • To enhance our ability to tell Lombard’s stories through exciting and interactive exhibits
  • To add the capacity to host classrooms of students, and to offer expanded tours

Why did the Village of Lombard give money to this project?

  • Capital improvement of a village-owned property (sidewalks, sewer/water, and fire/burglar protection)
  • The village has maintained the carriage house since 1980 when it was placed on the Maple Street property
  • The Village also loaned money to the Historical Society..

I love Lombard! How can I donate to this project?

  • Thank you! Visit our donation page for details.
  • We are looking for $17,000 more to fulfill the loan.

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