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The Historical Society operates two historic sites, The Victorian Cottage located at 23 W Maple Street, and the Sheldon Peck Homestead located at 355 E Parkside Avenue.
Step back in time to the Victorian Era while you take a tour of the house and learn about the early days of Lombard, Victorian culture, and some of the people who helped develop Lombard. On the grounds of the Victorian Cottage is our newly expanded Carriage House, which also has exhibits on Lombard’s rich history and a meeting space that can host small groups of up to 30.
The Sheldon Peck Homestead, celebrating its 175th Anniversary in 2014, is on the National Park Service Network to Freedom as a verified Underground Railroad Site. Sheldon Peck was a noted folk artist, a radical abolitionist, and an advocate for education for all. Exhibits in the house tell the fascinating, and important, stories of Peck and his contributions.