Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum

Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum The Lemont Area Historical Society is located in the Old Stone Church, a national landmark listed on
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The Lemont Area Historical Society is located in the Old Stone Church, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

12/03/2023
Santa just rode by the ticket table! Stop by before 5:30 to enter for today's early bird raffle and the Wagon Full of Ho...
12/02/2023

Santa just rode by the ticket table! Stop by before 5:30 to enter for today's early bird raffle and the Wagon Full of Holiday Cheer! Tickets will continue to be available for the grand prize drawing on 12/20.

The Wagon Full of Cheer Raffle includes a 10x13 hand signed copy of Lemont’s own Ryan Hennebry’s latest artwork featurin...
12/01/2023

The Wagon Full of Cheer Raffle includes a 10x13 hand signed copy of Lemont’s own Ryan Hennebry’s latest artwork featuring Lemont’s History.

Stop by Tom's Place on Saturday and buy tickets for a chance to win a Holiday Wagon Full of Cheer! Buy your tickets onli...
12/01/2023

Stop by Tom's Place on Saturday and buy tickets for a chance to win a Holiday Wagon Full of Cheer! Buy your tickets online or in person by Saturday before 5:30 to enter the mini raffle, too!
https://www.lemonthistory.org/holidaywagon.html

Due to the generous donations made by neighbors and local businesses, we have a mini basket giveaway! All tickets sold before 12/2 at 5:30pb will be entered into the mini giveaway. Those raffle tickets will then be added back into the ticket pool for a chance at the grand prize Wagon Full of Holiday Cheer!

Mini raffle ticket to be pulled at 6pm on 12/2. Grand prize ticket to be pulled on 12/20.

MUST BE 21 TO WIN!

It’s that time of the year again! Please take a chance on winning this wagon full of spirits, gift cards, Lemont history...
11/27/2023

It’s that time of the year again! Please take a chance on winning this wagon full of spirits, gift cards, Lemont history books and much more. Your support helps preserve the history of this great village and surrounding area that we call home. Special thanks to all our sponsors who donated generously to this project.

https://www.lemonthistory.org/holidaywagon.html

Big thank you to Steve Banaszek for letting us borrow this 1963-1964 Lemont Directory!
11/26/2023

Big thank you to Steve Banaszek for letting us borrow this 1963-1964 Lemont Directory!

1972 Central School Jr. Varsity Basketball Team.Back Row: Paul Holman, Bill Bancroft, Jim Santos, Cary Dowat Mark Wermer...
11/24/2023

1972 Central School Jr. Varsity Basketball Team.
Back Row: Paul Holman, Bill Bancroft, Jim Santos, Cary Dowat Mark Wermers, Sam Forzley, Mr Witt
Middle Row: Tom Bryant, Jay Povalish, Mark Wiles, Dave Bromberek, Scott Weldon,
Bottom Row: Werner Schultz, Jim “Beaver” Leffler.

Become a LAHS member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html.

1972 Central School Varsity Basketball Team.Top Row Left to Right: Greg Schuda, Kurt Wood, Dave Polson, Bruce Pavolish, ...
11/24/2023

1972 Central School Varsity Basketball Team.
Top Row Left to Right: Greg Schuda, Kurt Wood, Dave Polson, Bruce Pavolish, Ken Kaupis, Jeff Pack, Coach Evans.
Front Row Left to Right: Keith Baracovich, Bill Affelt, Jerry Zezulka, Ralph Johnson, Joe Sadowski.
Thanks for all who helped name names!!!
Become a LAHS member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html.

11/22/2023

Here we go!🎄🎄

Pretty interesting story on how world changing history was created in Lemont’s backyard. This area is accessible via Red...
11/22/2023

Pretty interesting story on how world changing history was created in Lemont’s backyard. This area is accessible via Red Gate Woods off Archer Avenue.

Buried in the forest just outside Chicago are the remains of two important nuclear reactors. How they ended up there is a story steeped in Chicago's history....

Brown Family and friends swimming at the DesPlaines River Dam west of the Lemont Road bridge.Swimmers in first picture: ...
11/17/2023

Brown Family and friends swimming at the DesPlaines River Dam west of the Lemont Road bridge.
Swimmers in first picture: Carolyn Brown, Muriel Brown, Laurabelle Dare, & Ida Brown.
Second picture: Claire, William, Burton, William Jr. Boettiger, Ida Brown Kaminski, Caroline Brown, Muriel Brown, Laurabelle Dare Christensen, Beatrice Brown Boettiger, Beatrice Jr., & William "Bud" Brown III. Circa 1922.
Become a LAHS member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html

11/16/2023
As long as we're talking about gas stations... This was Shorty's Service Station that was located at the bottom of the h...
11/15/2023

As long as we're talking about gas stations... This was Shorty's Service Station that was located at the bottom of the hill where State, Main, and New Ave intersected before the high rise bridge circa 1950's.
Become a LAHS member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html.

11/15/2023

Meet local authors Kevin Barron and Jason Berry as they celebrate the release of their new book "Lemont," which is part of the celebrated Images of America series.

This open house event at the Lemont Public Library District will feature a book signing, refreshments and a reading from their book, which tells the history of this canal town and its many personalities: successful industrial center, a town devoted to faith and civic pride and a capital of vice.

Local author and historian Pat Camalliere, who wrote the forward, will also be in attendance.

Books will be available for purchase for the first 80 attendees. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Friends of the Lemont Library and the Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum.

The event is brought to you by the Village of Lemont, which is wrapping up its 150th Anniversary Celebration with this event.

📍 Fri, Nov 17 at 6:30pm • 50 E Wend Street, Lemont • More details: https://bit.ly/IMLemontSigningAtLemontLibrary

Downtown Lemont

Grade 3, 1958 Central School. We don't have any names but we're thinking you will!😃
11/14/2023

Grade 3, 1958 Central School. We don't have any names but we're thinking you will!😃

Pioneer in the gas station / convenience store industry Lemont's Fred Meyer, circa 1922. Corner of 127th & State. (Walgr...
11/13/2023

Pioneer in the gas station / convenience store industry Lemont's Fred Meyer, circa 1922. Corner of 127th & State. (Walgreens). Longtime Lemonters may remember the Meyer's Grove picnic area on that corner.

Thank you to our friends, family, and neighbors who served.
11/11/2023

Thank you to our friends, family, and neighbors who served.

We are SO PROUD of Jason Berry (board member), Kevin Barron (2024 new board member) and Pat Camalliere (our library head...
11/09/2023

We are SO PROUD of Jason Berry (board member), Kevin Barron (2024 new board member) and Pat Camalliere (our library head and past board memeber) for the hours and hours it took writing and creating this book for our village!! ❤️
“Images of America - Lemont” is hot off the presses and ready to sell at LAHS! Come and get your copy this week! $24.95 📖
Open:
Tuesday 10am -2pm
Friday 10am-2pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Congratulations to Amany Elsayed for winning our “Who, What, When & Where” trivia exhibit basket at the Lemont Public Li...
11/06/2023

Congratulations to Amany Elsayed for winning our “Who, What, When & Where” trivia exhibit basket at the Lemont Public Library.
If you haven’t seen this fun exhibit yet it will be up until the end of November.

1928 Lemont Township High School Baseball Team.Front Row: Left to right. George Freehauf, Pete Matheski, Syl Nona, Jim L...
11/02/2023

1928 Lemont Township High School Baseball Team.
Front Row: Left to right. George Freehauf, Pete Matheski, Syl Nona, Jim Lynch, Tom Hennebry, Ty Krivickas, Dan Larson, Harry Sniegowski.
Back Row: Phil Steck, John Dillman, John Affelt, John Goodwin, Alex Novak, Ray Goodwin, Joe Summers, Coach Ed Flink.
Become a LAHS member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html.

Lemont Township High School 1938-1939 Basketball Team. From left to right. Robert Driscoll, Edward Forkel, Dave Murphy, ...
10/27/2023

Lemont Township High School 1938-1939 Basketball Team. From left to right. Robert Driscoll, Edward Forkel, Dave Murphy, Eugene Tasharski, Eugene Ott, Alan Hatfield, John Povalish, Otto Peters, Vitol Lingin. Become a member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html

108 Stephen Street 1964. Before, Ordman's Meat Market. After, Lemont Savings Association.
10/17/2023

108 Stephen Street 1964. Before, Ordman's Meat Market. After, Lemont Savings Association.

1935 Lemont Township High School Football Seniors.Left to Right. George "Boots" Baranowski, Emanuel "Mannie" Povalish, E...
10/15/2023

1935 Lemont Township High School Football Seniors.
Left to Right. George "Boots" Baranowski, Emanuel "Mannie" Povalish, Edmund "Porky" Pavolish, Les "Fuzzy" Freehauf, Art Landgren, Patrick "Pat" Driscoll.
Help preserve our history for generations to come. Become a member.
https://www.lemonthistory.org/memberships.html

Address

306 Lemont Street
Lemont, IL
60439

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Telephone

+16302572972

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