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Lombard Historical Society

Summer bustling with events from Lombard Historical Society Sweet’s Civil War Reenactment at Four Seasons Park

Historic Book Discussion, “Treacherous Beauty” 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1 at the Carriage House The Lombard Historical Society and the Helen Plum Memorial Library invite you to join the History Book Discussion 2 p.m. June 1 in the Carriage House, located behind the Victorian Cottage at 23 W. Maple Street. We will be discussing Mark Jacobs’ “Treacherous Beauty,” the story of Peggy Shippen the woman behind the notorious colonial traitor, Benedict Arnold. There will be light refreshments and bold conversation, hope to see you there!

Fun with Flags 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8 at the Carriage House Do you know your Jolly Roger from your Union

Jack? The difference between a tricolor and a triband? Join at 2 p.m. June 8 in the Carriage House located behind the Victorian Cottage at 23 W. Maple Street to learn all about the fascinating history and symbolism behind fl ags – both local and international. Nicole Louis our Peck Homestead Coordinator, and amateur vexillologist, will have you looking at fl ags in a whole new way.

An Afternoon with Mrs. Lincoln 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6 at the Carriage House Join us at 2 p.m. on July 9 in the Carriage House located behind the Victorian Cottage at 23 W. Maple Street for a visit with Mrs. Lincoln. First person interpreter, Jessica Mechina, will speak to guests about the interesting and troubled life of fi rst lady Mary Todd Lincoln.

Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27

This family friendly weekend event will kick off Friday evening with a viewing of the fi lm Lincoln beginning at dusk. Saturday and Sunday the public is invited to join us in the park from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for battles, encampments, food and more. Battles will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days. For more information go to



Lombard Historical Society: Mystery Photo Contest

This turn of the century home was built by bricklayer Karl Geiersbach and was rumored to be a place where one could have illegally wet their whistle during Prohibition. In later years the roofl ine of the home was altered and the turret features are no longer visible. Do you know the address of this home?

The fi rst 20 people to give the correct answer will receive a one-year membership. Call (630) 629-1885 with your answer.

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