The Lombard Historical Society is thrilled to announce a special exhibit of Sheldon Peck portraits coming in Spring 2019.

portrait of a young girl named mary

portrait of a young girl named mary

john aylesworth

john aylesworth

S S Jones

S S Jones

Folk artist Sheldon Peck lived and farmed in Babcock's Grove (now Lombard), Illinois, from 1837-1868. Peck was an abolitionist and social activist who supported racial equality, women's suffrage, and temperance. Putting his beliefs in action, he was a conductor on the Underground Railroad. His homestead is on the National Park Service's Network to Freedom.

The value of Peck's art has risen considerably over the years, mirroring the rise in status of folk and primitive art. His paintings can be seen at museums around the United States including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Because Peck never signed his work, "new" Peck portraits are still being discovered.

As we plan this never-before-seen exhibition of original Sheldon Peck works, we invite you to donate to make this special event possible. Thank you for your generous donation to the Sheldon Peck Portrait Exhibit. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.


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