Donate to Peck Portrait Collection

The Lombard Historical Society (LHS) Board of Directors has established obtaining original Peck portraits to populate a permanent gallery in the Peck Homestead as a priority in our Collections Policy. As the Society does not currently own any originals, establishing the Peck Homestead as an exhibit space for his original portraits is indeed an ambitious agenda. With your help, we can attain this goal!

Donors like you represent the pillars of support for arts-related exhibits, activities, and facilities, without which there would be no Sheldon Peck Footsteps of His Life exhibit. We ask that you lead the way with a generous donation so that Sheldon Peck paintings may be enjoyed permanently in the original home of this important itinerant artist.

Portrait of a woman by Sheldon peck

Portrait of a woman by Sheldon peck



Monetary Donation for Peck Homestead Capital Improvements

The Peck Homestead is independently operated by the Lombard Historical Society. All capital improvements, maintenance, and upkeep are the sole responsibility of the Lombard Historical Society.
This preservation is made possible by your generous donations and grants.


Monetary Donations to our Mission

Your donations support our mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the history of Lombard.

The Historical Society is a 501-c(3). We welcome your tax-deductible donations.
Check with your employer for not-for-profit donation matching.

Donating Artifacts


We accept donations of artifacts directly relating to Lombard. Period clothing, photos, books, and household items are some examples of items we accept, provided they belonged to Lombard residents.
Please call us at 630-629-1885 or Contact the Archivist to schedule an appointment to discuss the artifacts you'd like to donate. 

Amazon purchases support LHS

When you order using Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lombard Historical Society!

A simple way to give back to LHS without costing you a penny.


Just follow the link to Amazon Smile to support LHS!

Paver Bricks

Purchase and personalize a brick paver to help maintain the Sheldon Peck Homestead.

What a unique way to honor or remember someone special!

View the paver order form (pdf). We offer three sizes of paver:

4 x 8 pavers

4 x 8 pavers

4" x 8"
2 lines

8" x 8"
4 lines

12" x 12"
Special inscriptions and/or logo


Name Lombard Historical Society or the Sheldon Peck Homestead Long Term Fund as a beneficiary in a will, or as a beneficiary of an insurance policy, to create your personal legacy. Know your legacy will help LHS preserve local history for future generations.

Please talk with your financial adviser to assist you in making these arrangements. All support in any amount is very appreciated. Questions? Call us at 630-629-1885.