Lombard's 150th Anniversary

150th Village LogoThe Village of Lombard was founded on March 29th, 1869. To celebrate the Village's 150th Anniversary, special events and themes will be taking place around town. Events and special announcements regarding Lombard's 150th Sesquicentennial Year will be posted on this page. 

  • March 21: Recognition of Founding Date 
    • To recognize Lombard's original founding date of March 29th, a proclamation will be read at a Village Board Meeting. 
  • Lilac Time Photo Contest
    • In addition to the standard categories, (villageoflombard.org/photocontest), this year's Lilac Time Photo Contest includes two 150th inspired categories including: 
    • Lilac Times of the Past!
      • Dust off your favorite photos of Lilac Times of the past! Submit your
         favorite Lilac Time photo from 2018 or before.
    • Photo featuring 150
      • Submit a photo featuring "150" somewhere in the image!
  • Lilac Time Parade
    • The Lilac Time Parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th. This year's theme is "Happy 150th Birthday" and will allow parade participants to hand out candy! Be there early to save a spot!
  • Village Celebrates 150th Anniversary
    • Join us at the Maple Street Chapel for a Special Village Board Meeting, celebrating our community's sesquicentennial milestone on Thursday, August 1! Then enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social at the Historical Society. 
  • Historical Society Events
    • Throughout the year the Lombard Historical Society will be hosting events recognizing Lombard's rich history. From historical tours to special exhibits, the Historical Society will offer a large variety of opportunities to celebrate Lombard!
  • Lombard's Interactive Historical Walking Tour Map
    • Wonder what Lombard looked like in the past? Explore the Lilac Village and see historical photos of iconic Lombard locations in our interactive walking tour map