The Sheldon Peck Homestead will be open on Monday, Jan 16, Martin Luther King Day, from 1-4pm.
Through Darkness to Light:
Opening February 2, 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, with a suggested donation of $2.
Photographs Along the Underground Railroad
Feb 2 - March 16
Wednesday, Feb 22
Artist Reception & Presentation
Sheldon Peck Homestead
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.
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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!
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.