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Tree Removal Yields Opportunity for Museum

A Black Walnut tree on the property of Lombard’s Victorian Cottage Museum needed to be removed to make way for the Carriage House expansion to … Read more ›

Construction workers on Lower Wacker Drive were surprised in February by what they found in an abandoned Civil Defense  fallout shelter.
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From Lower Wacker Drive construction site to Elmhurst Historical Museum exhibit

Construction workers on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago were surprised in February when they came upon an unexpected find during their work day. In the … Read more ›

From the community

A Constitutional Anniversary from A Time Traveller

—Then and Now… The Constitution of the United States was signed in agreement, two hundred and twenty-five years ago, on September 17, 1787, at the … Read more ›

Lombard's Sheldon Peck Homestead, now listed on the NPS Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
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Network to Freedom & New Exhibits for Black History Month

The Lombard Historical Society is pleased to announce the addition of the Sheldon Peck Homestead to the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. … Read more ›

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Stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Historian Terry Lynch appears in character as Meriwether Lewis, telling stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806.Sunday February 12 3:00 $15Maple Street ChapelCorner … Read more ›

Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante will share his photos and stories at Elmhurst Historical Museum November 17th.
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Tribune Photographer Strazzante to share photos and stories at Elmhurst Historical Museum

Newspaper photojournalists serve as the “eyes of Chicago” as they capture the visual side of the diverse stories that are a part of the city’s … Read more ›

The Sheldon Peck Homestead. (TribLocal photo by Annemarie Mannion)

Society seeks historic status for Sheldon Peck Homestead

A white, wooden house on a leafy lot in downtown Lombard may not look terribly distinctive, but members of the Lombard Historical Society believe its … Read more ›

Mebers of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District honor guard walk the American Flag up the aisle to kick-off the ceremony. (Bridget Doyle/TribLocal photo)

‘They’ll never take our core values away’

About 100 DuPage County residents gathered Sunday to pay tribute and look forward in honor of the tenth anniversary of the  9/11 terrorist attacks. DuPage’s … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

DuPage County will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the Morton Arboretum. (Chicago Tribune file photo)

DuPage plans 9/11 tribute at Morton Arboretum

With the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nearing, DuPage County is planning an event to remember those who lost their lives and … Read more ›