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Article posted: 12/29/2012 8:00 AM

Lombard historic site celebrates Emancipation Proclamation's 150th anniversary

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Jeanne Schultz Angel, executive director of the Lombard Historical Society, examines a map depicting northern Illinois sites on the Underground Railroad.

Visitors to the Lombard Historical Society's event marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation can view the exhibit "The People, The Places, The Movement," which includes this miniature covered wagon. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Sheldon Peck Homestead.

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A display on the Underground Railroad takes up one room of the Sheldon Peck Homestead, where the Lombard Historical Society will host a program to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Sheldon Peck Homestead at 355 E. Parkside Ave. in Lombard is listed on the National Park Service's Network to Freedom, a list of verified Underground Railroad sites. The Lombard Historical Society will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the homestead from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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On New Year's Day, the document that helped free slaves during the Civil War turns 150. The Lombard Historical Society's Sheldon Peck Homestead will open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday to mark the Emancipation Proclamation's milestone anniversary. "We thought we'd be a leader in the commemoration," said Jeanne Schultz Angel, executive director of the Lombard Historical Society.
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    • Jeanne Schultz Angel, executive director of the Lombard Historical Society, examines a map depicting northern Illinois sites on the Underground Railroad.
    • Visitors to the Lombard Historical Society’s event marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation can view the exhibit “The People, The Places, The Movement,” which includes this miniature covered wagon. The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Sheldon Peck Homestead.
    • A display on the Underground Railroad takes up one room of the Sheldon Peck Homestead, where the Lombard Historical Society will host a program to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
    • The Sheldon Peck Homestead at 355 E. Parkside Ave. in Lombard is listed on the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom, a list of verified Underground Railroad sites. The Lombard Historical Society will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the homestead from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
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