Lake Villa Historical Society

Lake Villa Historical Society e-mail [email protected] to arrange other visits. Membership meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month (except Jan. &, July). Business meeting @ 6:30, program @ 7pm.
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The objectives of the Lake Villa Historical Society are to collect, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit significant materials relating to the Lake Villa area and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge. The acts of acquisition, accession and deaccession shall reflect the stated purposes.

Lake County Forest Preserves
06/13/2020

Lake County Forest Preserves

On June 12, 1924 one of the largest train robberies in United States history occurred near a railroad crossing between the town of Rondout and Buckley Road. 🚂 Learn more about the events surrounding the robbery and the ensuing mystery that remains in Lake County today with this video from the Dunn Museum: youtu.be/43ZGSWsBUc8 #MuseumFromHome

📽 Animated by Pat Bradley, 🗣 Narrated by Bill Kurtis

This is from the Lake Villa Historical Society Board of Directors ZOOM Meeting last night. The Covid-19 Pamdemic has pla...
05/19/2020

This is from the Lake Villa Historical Society Board of Directors ZOOM Meeting last night. The Covid-19 Pamdemic has placed restrictions on all meetings and gatherings. With the safety of our members and the public in mind, we have postponed our membership meetings and programs until restrictions have been eased. Our museum will also remain closed. Please continue to follow this page as we plan future programs, activities and document this historic pandemic. BE WELL!

05/08/2020
A new book tells the story of the WASPs, the first women to fly military airplanes

Large VE Day celebrations scheduled to take place this weekend were canceled due to the coronavirus, but a new book celebrates some of the unsung heroes of the U.S. war effort. Jan Crawford spoke to one of the women pilots who helped break down barriers by taking to the sky.

Large VE Day celebrations scheduled to take place this weekend were canceled due to the coronavirus, but a new book celebrates some of the unsung heroes of the U.S. war effort. Jan Crawford spoke to one of the women pilots who helped break down barriers by taking to the sky.

It's International Nurses Day. We thank nurses everywhere for all that you do to take care of us.
05/06/2020
Florence Nightingale

It's International Nurses Day. We thank nurses everywhere for all that you do to take care of us.

Often

Sharing from the Lakes Area Historical Society. Our communities have faced adversity in the past. We will get through th...
03/23/2020

Sharing from the Lakes Area Historical Society. Our communities have faced adversity in the past. We will get through this together.

This is not the first time Antioch residents have been ordered to "shelter in place." Almost 100 years ago, the scarlet fever epidemic spread through the Antioch community closing schools, churches, and public gatherings. Read the attached articles from the archives of The Antioch News to see how Antioch residents coped with the epidemic back then. Antioch has been through adversity before, and, together, we will get through this too.

We are closing our doors until further notice to minimize the coronavirus spread and proactively protect you and our vol...
03/19/2020

We are closing our doors until further notice to minimize the coronavirus spread and proactively protect you and our volunteers.
Correspondences can be sent to our email [email protected] or leave a message @ 847-721-2766
Be Well!

Thank you to Kim McCollum for your fun, informative & entertaining stroll down Lindenhurst's memory lane (also known as ...
02/19/2020

Thank you to Kim McCollum for your fun, informative & entertaining stroll down Lindenhurst's memory lane (also known as Beck rd)!

This is from Buzzfeed....In the 1910s, American suffragists would take advantage of holidays including Valentine's Day t...
02/14/2020
14 Wonderfully Sassy Vintage Valentines From Suffragists

This is from Buzzfeed....In the 1910s, American suffragists would take advantage of holidays including Valentine's Day to send postcards to politicians and loved ones advocating for votes for women.

14 February also happens to be the day that suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters in 1920. What could be more romantic than fundamental political rights?

All they wanted for Valentine's Day was votes for women. H/T to Renee Davidson at the League of Women Voters.

“Join us Feb. 18, at 7pm, at the Lindenhurst Village Hall, 2301 Sand Lake Rd. as we travel through time….Lindenhurst sty...
02/10/2020

“Join us Feb. 18, at 7pm, at the Lindenhurst Village Hall, 2301 Sand Lake Rd. as we travel through time….Lindenhurst style! The Lake Villa Historical Society is proud to present a special program highlighting the history of Lindenhurst. Where does that name come from? Why are there so many ‘Beck’ roads? What is really at the bottom of Lake Waterford? Through an interactive slide show presentation, amateur history buff Kim McCollum will guide us back in time to discover the fascinating details of our 64 year-old village. Afterwards, browse through a “pop-up” museum, full of Lindenhurst artifacts, memorabilia and photos. Refreshments will be served. Call Kim for more info at 847-356-8252.

Kim McCollum
Customer Service/Building Permit Coordinator
FOIA Officer

Village of Lindenhurst
2301 E. Sand Lake Rd.
Lindenhurst, IL 60046
847-356-8252

A program of interest
01/20/2020

A program of interest

So much fun at Breakfast with Santa 2019. Thank you Millie!
12/18/2019

So much fun at Breakfast with Santa 2019. Thank you Millie!

I’m so grateful to be part of this magical event. 🥰Thank you @lakevillahistorical for having me perform at your Breakfast with Santa, so much Joy flying around that mansion! 🎅🏻🤶🏼🎶💜Get your tickets early next year! #breakfastwithsanta #lehmannmansion #childrensmusic #ukuelechristmas #readalittlesingalittle #milliesmusicalstorytime #lakevillahistorical #alittlebehindonposting

Is your little "Cinderella" missing a shoe? This was found in the parking lot at the Lehmann Mansion after Breakfast wit...
12/17/2019

Is your little "Cinderella" missing a shoe? This was found in the parking lot at the Lehmann Mansion after Breakfast with Santa. Send us a message or call the Lake Villa Village Hall. 847 356 6100

Sharing his list with Santa
12/12/2019

Sharing his list with Santa

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo
12/09/2019

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo

12/07/2019

We are so excited to see everyone tomorrow! Please be mindful of your scheduled arrival times. We want all our guests to enjoy their time in the Mansion & visit with Santa. 🎄🎅

11/30/2019
11/25/2019
11/20/2019
The Lehmann Family: The Uphill Battle to Success and Triumph

Thank you Brooke Meadowcraft for sharing your history fair project with us tonight! It was an excellent presentation! Additionally, thanks to Robert Frank for giving a tour of the mansion to the attendees.

The Lehmann Family History

See you at the Mansion tonight!
11/19/2019
Lake Villa Historical Society to hold program on Lehmann family

See you at the Mansion tonight!

The Lake Villa Historical Society will host a Nov. 19 presentation about the Lehmann family by Grayslake North High School student Brooke Meadowcroft. The program is 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lehmann Mansion, 485 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa.

10/30/2019
Thanks to the Those were the days Radio Players for their entertaining Halloween themed program last night.🦇🎃🧟‍♀️
10/16/2019

Thanks to the Those were the days Radio Players for their entertaining Halloween themed program last night.🦇🎃🧟‍♀️

Our October Program and Meetingwill be held a the  NEW Lake Villa District Library 140 Munn Rd., LindenhurstOctober 15, ...
10/03/2019

Our October Program and Meeting
will be held a the NEW Lake Villa District Library
140 Munn Rd., Lindenhurst
October 15, 2019 at 7:00pm.

Members of the Lake County “Those Were the Days Radio Players” will present a live radio program reenactment complete with sound effects. Fans of old-time radio will enjoy Halloween themed shows that include Arch Obeler’s scary stories “The Dark”, one of his fans favorites and “Our Miss Brooks”. You will enjoy a form of social media common during the 1930’s and 40’s. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. For further information, call 847-245-3929.

#packCedarAvenueThe first annual Celebration of Fall event is this Saturday from 2:00 to 7:00 on Cedar Avenue.  There wi...
09/16/2019

#packCedarAvenue

The first annual Celebration of Fall event is this Saturday from 2:00 to 7:00 on Cedar Avenue. There will be many activities for adults and children including;

Hay rides (new)
Pumpkin painting (new)
Bounce House
Face painting
Scarecrow making
Photo booth
Touch a truck
baseball/softball challenges
Kid's ring toss and baggo
Baggo tournament run by the Lake County Bagger's Association (Cash prizes available)
Car Show
Many local eateries
Alcohol is available for purchase
Three bands performing at once

All activities are free, with the exception of $3 for each pumpkin and the adult baggo tournament.

#packCedarAvenue

The first annual Celebration of Fall event is this Saturday from 2:00 to 7:00 on Cedar Avenue. There will be many activities for adults and children including;

Hay rides (new)
Pumpkin painting (new)
Bounce House
Face painting
Scarecrow making
Photo booth
Touch a truck
baseball/softball challenges
Kid's ring toss and baggo
Baggo tournament run by the Lake County Bagger's Association (Cash prizes available)
Car Show
Many local eateries
Alcohol is available for purchase
Three bands performing at once

All activities are free, with the exception of $3 for each pumpkin and the adult baggo tournament.

During the Celebration of Fall event, three bands will be playing during the course of the event. LVHS will also be part...
09/04/2019

During the Celebration of Fall event, three bands will be playing during the course of the event. LVHS will also be participating! Come join the fun!

Dave and Taro. https://www.facebook.com/daveandtaro/

Sid Simo. https://www.facebook.com/Sid-Simo-1806699272740720/

Ricky Orta Jr. https://www.facebook.com/rickyortajr

Please help us spread this word on this first time exciting event in Downtown Lake Villa.

During the Celebration of Fall event, three bands will be playing during the course of the event.

Dave and Taro. https://www.facebook.com/daveandtaro/

Sid Simo. https://www.facebook.com/Sid-Simo-1806699272740720/

Ricky Orta Jr. https://www.facebook.com/rickyortajr

Please help us spread this word on this first time exciting event in Downtown Lake Villa.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, 3rd Saturday Market of August and September have been cancelled. Vendors intere...
08/14/2019

Due to circumstances beyond our control, 3rd Saturday Market of August and September have been cancelled. Vendors interested in participating in the Village of Lake Villa's Fall Festival on September 21st please contact the village hall for info.

08/13/2019
www.lake-villa.org

For your information and enjoyment: Summer 2019 "Vintage Views"
Just double click on the link below....
https://www.lake-villa.org/egov/documents/1565289232_25227.pdf

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo
08/13/2019

Lake Villa Historical Society's cover photo

Stop by and taste the award winning honey available at 3rd Saturday Market today
07/20/2019

Stop by and taste the award winning honey available at 3rd Saturday Market today

Come visit us at the 3rd Saturday Market at Lake Villa Train Station
07/20/2019

Come visit us at the 3rd Saturday Market at Lake Villa Train Station

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223 Lake Ave PO Box 9
Lake Villa, IL
60046

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What was the name of the restaurant in Lake Villa on Rt 59 that was a boat storage...it was owned by the Guidos