Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Bring your ‘very loved bear’ along to the historical society museum celebration Jan. 22.
When you were just a child, did you have a fuzzy little best friend with button eyes and cute little rounded ears? As much as you may have loved your teddy bear when you were young, your parents, grandparents – and maybe even your great-great-grandparents – probably did, too. As an homage to the iconic little bear, which turns 110 years old this year, the Lemont Historical Society is planning a "teddy bear birthday bash" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the organization’s museum at 306 Lemont St. in the village’s historical downtown area. Guests are encouraged to bring their own “very loved bears” and join in on a teddy bear picnic – as well as learn the history of the country’s best-loved stuffed animal. And, if your beloved teddy bear has …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Lemont Historical Society’s popular all-ages event will take place in the village’s downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
History will come alive Saturday at the Lemont Historical Society’s annual Lemont Street Fair. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 300 block of Lemont Street between Illinois and Cass streets, will feature free activities for kids, an antique and craft market, sales of rummage and bakery items, as well as pumpkins by Puckerville Farms and fall décor. Fair-goers can also learn more about Lemont’s rich history by touring the informative historical society museum – and pose for photos wearing historic costumes from Granny’s Attic. The Holy Cross Marimba Ensemble will perform live at noon and a DJ will be on hand for musical entertainment throughout the day. Guests can bring antique items from their homes to find …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Fall is in the air. Looking to celebrate the season with fun activities? Lemont has you covered.
Every Thursday, Patch will run a weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. For this week, we're looking at things to do to celebrate the fall season. Join family and friends for food and fun from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St. Activities are planned for kids of all ages. A bean bag …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Lemont's new vintage baseball team played a doubleheader Saturday, following the rules of baseball from 1858.
Baseball today can hardly be considered gentlemanly, but in 1858, the honorable quality defined the game. At Covington Knolls Park last Saturday, the Lemont Quarrymen did exactly that, following the mid-19th century style of courteous playing. As the town's vintage baseball team, the Quarrymen brought the audience back in time. Using old-time terminology and dressed in vintage uniforms, complete with suspenders and emblazoned with the letter "Q," the Quarrymen played a doubleheader against the Bloomingdale Bucks, a rival vintage team. For the Quarrymen, winning isn't everything. Bringing baseball from 1858 to today's public means more than just roleplaying and teasing each other with retired lingo for the players—it's a way for them to …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The Lemont Quarrymen made their debut Saturday at Covington Knolls Park against the Bloomingdale Bucks.
Three huzzahs for the Lemont Quarrymen! In their home opener, the former Lockport Sleepers donned new uniforms emblazoned with the letter "Q," officially becoming Lemont's first vintage baseball team. Playing two games against the Bloomingdale Bucks, the Quarrymen stepped up to bat and brought the atmosphere at Covington Knolls Park back to 1858 with costumes, oldtime jargon and style of play. Hosted by the Lemont Historical Society, the doubleheader featured much cheering and excitement for the crowd.
Monday, May 16, 2011
A new exhibit is now on display at the Old Stone Church, 306 Lemont St.
The Lemont Area Historical Society observed the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with costumed actors telling of the conflict that divided families over abolition of slavery. About 25 people gathered in the Old Stone Church, 306 Lemont St., on Friday to hear the words of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, a commander in the war who later became president, and Mary Ann Bickerdyke, one of the first women to act as a nurse. Lemont, a “northern” Illinois city took the side of the Union, while southern Illinois had allegiance to the Confederacy. One reenactor from Cairo, Ill., spoke of how the war was tearing his family apart. His son would be joining one side while a family member in Lemont was joining the other. Grant, played by Scott Whitney of …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Five things every Lemonter needs to know Tuesday.
Happy Tuesday, Lemont! Here are five things you need to know today: Mayor Brian Reaves will present his annual State of the Village address at noon Thursday at Crystal Grand Banquets. Be sure to check in with Patch for the complete story and videos from the event. Reaves said of the annual presentation: "I look forward to this event for the opportunity to update the business community and interested citizens on the present and future direction of the Village. Within the constraints dictated by current financial conditions, many positive advances are being made to preserve and promote Lemont's position as a progressive and viable community." The April 5 election is officially only two weeks away. Be sure to catch up on all the latest news …