Lombard Historical Society hosts ‘OctoberBest’ Oct. 13

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Lombard Historical Society invites the community to “OctoberBest — Better than Sitting at Home!,” featuring the polka band Die Kellerknaben.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the William J. Mueller Gazebo, located behind the Victorian Cottage, 23 W. Maple St. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m. Reservations, masks and social distancing is required. Guests are asked to bring their own chair. This event is $5 for LHS members and $10 for nonmembers. For reservations and information, visit www.lombardhistory.org/events, email [email protected], by phone (630) 629-1885.



Dance, sing, sip apple cider and savor fresh apple strudel. Die Kellerknaben has its roots deep in the heart of polka — not just a fad, polka is part of the American heritage. The band will delight you with Oktoberfest favorites and classics from the international landscape. You’ll feel right at home singing along with the hits. No other style of music gives people so much joy, cheerfulness, and hilarity.

The group has performed all over the Midwest, including Miskatonic Brewing, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Terracon Oktoberfest, Phyllis’ Musical Inn, Revolution Brewing, Westmont Brat House, Old Elburn Hall, The Town of Cicero, and the Westmont Lions Club Oktoberfest. Die Kellerknaben is also a favorite at senior communities, park districts, and festivals, and has played numerous corporate and private events.

The Lombard Historical Society celebrates Lombard’s heritage by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Lombard and operates the Victorian Cottage Museum, the Carriage House and the society’s archives at 23 W. Maple St., and the Sheldon Peck Homestead (a National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site) at 355 E. Parkside Ave. Both the Carriage House and Peck Homestead host activities and groups and are open for tours several days a week. The Victorian Cottage and the children’s Pioneer Playhouse are not open at this time as they are too small to allow for appropriate social distancing. For more information about membership and volunteer and donor opportunities, visit lombardhistory.org or email [email protected] or call (630) 629-1885.


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