Sheldon Peck: Footsteps Of His Life
Events And Exhibition Overview

The Lombard Historical Society is presenting a unique exhibition beginning June 4, 2019 and running through August 31, 2019, of the works of noted folk art portrait painter Sheldon Peck. See more than a dozen original paintings by Peck from 1825-1848 displayed in the home Sheldon Peck built in 1839. This first-ever presentation includes paintings on loan from various collectors and museums from across the country and will be displayed together in the Peck Homestead. The exhibit will include several portraits never shared publicly before now.

 Expert Docents

Expert docents include collectors, art experts, museum professionals, and anti-slavery experts who will be on site Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This will be a casual way to learn about little known aspects of Sheldon Peck’s life and his portrait subjects.

  • June 6 - Jean Follett, Historic Preservation authority and a speaker on preserving underground railroad sites

  • June 13 - Bob & Caroline Jacobsen, Folk Art Collectors and American furniture experts

  • June 20 - Jeanne Schultz Angel - Historian and speaker on the anti-slavery movement and the underground railroad

  • June 27 - Pat Poskocil, Sheldon Peck art researcher

  • July 4 - closed to celebrate Independence Day

  • July 11- Sarah Richardt, Executive Director of the Lombard Historical Society, Peck Expert and Exhibition Curator

  • July 18, Bob and Caroline Jacobsen, Folk Art Collectors and American furniture experts

  • July 25- Rita Schneider, President of the Lombard Historic Preservation Commission

  • August 1 - Bob and Caroline Jacobsen, Folk Art Collectors and American furniture experts

  • August 8

  • August 15

  • August 22- Alison Costanzo, Executive Director of the St. Charles History Museum and S.S. Jones Expert

  • August 29