February - Honor Black History Month with an Underground Railroad Tour at the Peck Homestead.

Peck Letter Writing Contest. Open to all Lombard 5th graders. Write a letter from Sheldon Peck to Abraham Lincoln. Due 2/28/17. Read details.

Friday, March 3 - Brown Bag Lunch
Film Animation: From Dots to Disney
Carriage House Read details

Brown bag lunches are back! Read details.

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Community Memorial to Bill Mueller

This victorian gazebo honors long-time Village President William "Bill" Mueller.

You are welcome to use the gazebo for photo opps for weddings, prom, or family groups. Contact us at 630-629-1885. We'd love to have you share your photo with us.


Through Darkness to Light:
Photographs Along the
Underground Railroad

Feb 2 - March 16

The Sheldon Peck Homestead is displaying photographs from artist Jeanine Michna-Bales. Through Darkness to Light, features haunting photographs of Underground Railroad sites, from the swamps of Louisiana to the Canadian border. Covering nearly 1500 miles, Michna-Bales photographed most of these historic sites in the dead of night, providing viewers with a unique first-person perspective on what the long road to freedom may have looked like as seen through the eyes of African-American freedom seekers who made this epic journey.

The exhibit is free; suggested donation of $2.
(Open Tues/Thur: 1-4pm; Sat: 10-2pm)

darkness program

Through Darkness to Light fully immerses its audience in the awe-inspiring history of the Underground Railroad through a series of breathtaking photographs. The series chronicles the perilous journey of those who sought freedom from slavery in the 1800s.

Read full details including ticket prices.


In 2014, the Village of Lombard completed the first official historic survey of 106 significant buildings. This 2014 survey identified properties that are eligible for the National Register. A second survey was completed in 2015.
View more details and the complete surveys (on the Village of Lombard web site).

Carriage House Capital Campaign

We completed our loan for the Carriage House Capital Campaign in September!

loan completion
Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio receives our final payment on the loan for the addition to the village-owned Carriage House.

The completed Carriage House and addition.

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