The “Annie-Versary” invites all ages to celebrate the independent and self-assured character who won the hearts of generations of Americans.

LOMBARD, IL – Whether you remember her for her indomitable spirit, moral compass, or fiery red curls, Little Orphan Annie remains an important icon in American culture 100 years after the character’s debut in the namesake comic strip. Affectionately dubbed the “Annie-Versary,” the Lombard Historical Society (LHS), Village of Lombard, and the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) today announced a series of events that will run from April 26 through December 23, 2024, commemorating Little Orphan Annie’s enduring legacy and paying tribute to Harold Gray, the creative genius who brought her to life.

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