Sheldon Peck's accomplishments were celebrated this weekend with a special three-day "Peckapalooza" event at his homestead in Lombard.
Members of the Lombard Historical Society decided to host the celebration to mark the 175th anniversary of the completion of the Peck Homestead, located at 355 E. Parkside Ave.
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A preview of two new exhibits at the homestead took place Friday night. On Saturday, families gathered to play games, make crafts and tour the artist and abolitionist's house, which once housed escaped slaves.
To wrap up celebrations, two lectures are scheduled Sunday at the homestead. They include a presentation at 1 p.m. about folk art and a 2 p.m. look at what schools were like in Peck's time by a prairie schoolteacher interpreter.