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September 27, 2013

Lamon House facelift

Museum accepts donations for further work

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“This is a good time to let people know what the museum society is doing,” Richter said. If anyone wants to make a donation, he should send it to the museum, and note which building it should be used on.

The Lamon House is open for tours from 1:30-4:30 p.m. each Sunday from May through October. On the first Sunday of the month and on special occasions, the tour guides are dressed in period attire.

History

The original occupants of the home were Melissa and Joseph Lamon. She was the daughter of Danville’s namesake, Dan Beckwith, and Joseph was a cousin of Lincoln friend and law partner Ward Hill Lamon. The small, cottage style home remained in the Lamon family for about 90 years.

In 1982, the building was slated for demolition, but the late Dorothy Sturm-Duensing headed the campaign for its preservation and relocation. It opened on Sept. 9, 1984, with the inside decorated to show what the residence would have looked like in the mid-1870s.

It’s unknown whether Abraham Lincoln ever visited the home, but he was a friend to Melissa and Joseph Lamon, and might have stopped by.

To help To make a donation to help preserve historic buildings, send it to the Vermilion County Museum Society, 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville, IL 61832; phone, 442-2922; website is www.vermilioncountymuseum.org. Designate which building you'd like the money to go to.

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