Sheldon Peck - Footsteps of His Life

June 4 through August 31, 2019 
Featuring many never-before-seen paintings

Just 20 miles west of Chicago, DuPage County offers the perfect combination of urban sophistication and small-town charm. DuPage is also home to one-of-a-kind museum exhibits that depict compelling stories and experiences - not found elsewhere.

Experience unearthed history at the Lombard Historical Society's presentation of the original works of noted folk art painter Sheldon Peck. Largely forgotten in the decades after his death in 1868, Peck and his legacy have seen a revival and renewed appreciation that recognizes his talent, passion, courage and vision as a 19th Century, primitive portrait artist, radical abolitionist, progressive temperance and public education advocate and conductor on the Underground Railroad. 

You will marvel in this intriguing story depicted in more than a dozen original paintings (many never shown before in public) by Peck from 1825-1848 displayed in the home Sheldon Peck built in Lombard in 1839. This first-ever presentation includes paintings on loan from various collectors and museums from across the country that will be display together in the Peck Homestead. 

View the upcoming events and hotel options below to book your stay in Lombard, DuPage County. Looking to bring a group? Contact for more information.  

Upcoming Lombard Events:

Historic Walking Tour of Lombard

3/29/19 - 8/31/19
The Lombard Historical Society is excited to present historic walking tours of downtown Lombard to h...More!

Summer Fun UNLIMITED Attractions at Enchanted Castle

6/3/19 - 8/16/19
School is out! Have FUN with our UNLIMITED RIDES & ATTRACTIONS Pass*, which offers up to three hours...More!

Sheldon Peck: Footsteps of His Life Exhibit

6/4/19 - 8/31/19
The Lombard Historical Society will be presenting a unique exhibition of the works of noted folk art...More!

Lombard Cruise Nights & Summer Concerts Series

6/8/19 - 8/24/19
Cruise Nights in Downtown Lombard are a fun time for friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy unique ...More!

Intelligentsia Cup 2019 - Lombard

The premiere pro/amateur cycling series in and around Chicagoland, including a National Criterium Ca...More!

Castle After Dark

It's time for the big kids to play! Join us for Castle After Dark - our exclusive, adults only event...More!

Lombard Venues:


Comfort Suites of Lombard - Addison

The Comfort Suites of Lombard - Addison is the perfect combination of luxury,comfort and value. High speed internet; free hot breakfast buffet, indoor...More!

Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-Lombard/Oak Brook

262, newly renovated two-room suite hotel with stunning Atrium. Suites either one king or two queen beds with separate living room,  wet bar, refri...More!

Extended Stay America - Chicago - Lombard - Oak Brook

Welcome to Extended Stay America Lombard-Oak Brook. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays. Our studio suite rooms each feature a fully-equ...More!

Extended Stay America - Chicago - Lombard - Yorktown Center

Welcome to Extended Stay America Chicago-Lombard. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays with large studios featuring fully-equipped kitche...More!

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chicago Lombard

Spacious rooms &suites, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, high speed wireless internet, coffeemakers, hair dryers, ironing boards, swimming ...More!

Hyatt Place Chicago - Lombard / Oak Brook

Newly renovated in 2014. Intimate coffee to cocktails bar, freshly prepared menu items available 24 hours, heated indoor pool & 24-hour Stay Fit Gy...More!

Sonesta ES Suites Chicago-Lombard

Sonesta ES Suites Chicago Lombard hotel is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner specializing in short or extended stays. Start your day w...More!

Sure Stay Plus Chicago Lombard

128 comfortable guest rooms. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless high speed internet, pillow top mattresses in every room, iron/ironing ...More!

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lombard

125 room, all-suite hotel by Marriott designed to accommodate all lengths of stay and to be the travelers home away from home. All new bedding. Deluxe...More!

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

The Westin boasts 500 luxurious state of the art guest rooms featuring the Westin Heavenly Bed & Bath. Visit Westin Workout to jumpstart your day or u...More!

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