Chicago Tonight

The Sheldon Peck Footsteps of His Life Exhibit is featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.


Tim Frakes’ Video on Sheldon Peck

View a preview of Sheldon Peck: Portrait Of An Ordinary Man In Extraordinary Times
Produced By Tim Frakes. Learn more about the documentary.

Order Peck DVD

DVDs of Sheldon Peck: Portrait may be purchased for $20 at the Lombard Historical Society, 23 W. Maple Street.
Tuesday – Friday from 10 - 3pm
Or order online for $20 plus $6.99 shipping.


Landmarks Illinois - The Underground Railroad

This short video, directed by University of Chicago student Catalina Parra, tells the important, yet perhaps not well-known, story of the Underground Railroad in Illinois. The video focuses on three specific and documented Underground Railroad Sites in the state: the Owen Lovejoy Homestead in Princeton, the Sheldon Peck Homestead in Lombard and Quinn Chapel AME Church in Chicago. The video was made made possible thanks to generous funding from Illinois Humanities, the Richard and Julie Moe Family Fund, a fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Patricia Joseph.


Greetings to the Lombard Historical Society and the Sheldon Peck Homestead from Kenneth B. Morris at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington.


The Sheldon Peck Homestead was featured on The Mid Pod podcast discussing Sheldon Peck and the Underground Railroad. Listen here.