Sun, August 21
History Book Discussion

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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.


Weds, Sept 7

The Eastland:
An Unparalleled Disaster

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The S.S. Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was to become the largest loss of life from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes. 

Sun, Sept 11

Adventures in Broadcasting:
WGN Memories


Free, Registration Required - Register here

Gene Doretti, former WGN TV radio and television personality, speaks about his newsroom experiences from 1960-1991, featuring anecdotes on JFK, Nixon, LBJ, and Goldwater, as well as on his work with local celebrities Tom Skilling, John Drury, Harry Volkman, and even Bozo the Clown.

Seating is limited to this free event, so please register here or call us at 630-629-1885

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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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