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Screening of "Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times"
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Screening of "Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times"

The Lombard Historical Society and Tim Frakes Productions Inc. present a new documentary on the life of Lombard, Illinois’ Sheldon Peck, a 19th century primitive portrait artist, radical abolitionist, conductor on the underground railroad and advocate of progressive temperance and public education.

Largely forgotten and unknown in the century and a half after his death in 1868, Sheldon Peck and his legacy are only recently receiving belated appreciation and recognition of his talent, passion, courage, activism and accomplishments. Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times, tells the story of a family man who did the “right thing” when confronting the horrors of slavery and whose personal choices honored his sense of moral obligation to his fellow man; a story that will resonate with today’s viewers. Sheldon Peck embraced the important issues of his day in the time of manifest destiny, and was not afraid to speak out or actively pursue justice.

Join us for this special screening and celebration of the local legacy of Sheldon Peck and our local abolitionist figures as part of our Spring 2019 temporary exhibit: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Actions: St. Charles and the Underground Railroad.

Source: Lombard Historical Society Press Release

Please join us for this fascinating and FREE program for members and $5 for non members. Refreshments will be served.

As seated in limited registration is required, please fill out the form below or call 630.584.6967.

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Head to Toe: Women's Fashion
Aug
18
to Jan 6

Head to Toe: Women's Fashion

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Head to Toe: Celebration of Men’s and Women’s Fashion, highlights the evolution of men’s and women’s unique fashion trends from 1860 through 1960, including clothing, shoes, hats, accessories and even undergarments. Also offering a glimpse into the Museum’s wonderful textile collection, the exhibit will run from August 18 through the first week of January 2018. 
 

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Game Changers: Sports in St. Charles
Mar
31
to Aug 12

Game Changers: Sports in St. Charles

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Spring Temporary Exhibit

The Game Changers temporary exhibit is about the history of sports played in St. Charles, not only in schools but also the general public from the past to the present day. It will range from the most common sports, like football and baseball, to sports uncommonly known to the public, like rolle bolle. The men and women who participated in the sporting events in St. Charles will also be featured in this exhibit in photographs as well as video stories. 
 

Submit your story or sports memorabilia  by March 17.

Submit your story or sports memorabilia  by March 17.

Sports In St. Charles

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