Lilac Time: May 2014

Make a Weekend
of It!

Lilacia Park Tours
May 3 - May 17, 2014

Types of Tours

Lilac Heritage Tour : The history of Lilacia Park, why Lombard has lilacs, and Colonel Plum.

Heirloom Lilac Tour : Horticulture within Lilacia Park, especially lilacs.

Combination Tour : A blend of the Lilac Heritage and Heirloom Lilac tours.

Tour Times

  • Weekday Tours (May 3 - 17)
    Tuesday - Friday at 11 am

  • Weekend Tours (May 3 - 17)
    Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

Tours begin at the Victorian Cottage - across from the SE corner of Lilacia Park. There are no Monday tours.

How to Book Your Tour

Tours cost $3 a person; free for Historical Society members.
Sign up for the above tours here.

We can accommodate special tour times for groups of five or more people. Please call 630-629-1885 or e-mail our Victorian Cottage Coordinator Alison at

Ask about our exhibit at the Carriage House, and tours of the Sheldon Peck Homestead celebrating 175 years! The Peck Homestead served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Read more on the Peck Homestead.

Where to Stay in Lombard

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center is our preferred hotel for Lilac Time. Use the exclusive code LILACL for special rates starting at $119 - available from April 25 – May 17. Read more about The Westin Lombard.
Click here to reserve at the special rate.


2014 poster: "The Prince"

Historic Art Deco Posters & Notecards for Sale

** Special Framing Coupon! **

Thank you to The Framemakers in Westmont for donating the framing of three posters for our 175 Years exhibit.
Use The Framemakers' special coupon to have your own Lilac Festival posters framed!
$35 for 11x17, $80 for 20x30.
This special is valid for Lilac Festival posters only, through July 31, 2014.

Own your own reproductions of Charles B. Medin's Lilac Festival posters from the 1930's.

Sculptor, photographer, and artist Charles Medin studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and became assistant art director of the Illinois Central Railroad magazine where he regularly painted the magazine covers. Charles Medin lived with his wife and daughter in Lombard until his death.

Purchase your posters and notecards at the Victorian Cottage; call 630-629-1885.

Item Price
11 x 17 poster
20 x 30 poster
Lilac and Poster notecards
4 notecards for $5


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