Date Issued: October 27, 2020
“It is exciting to have this book of Westmont’s history published as part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration countdown,” said Westmont Mayor and 100th Anniversary Committee Co-Chair Ron Gunter. “The book features over 100 pages of historical photos and stories that span more than 100 years of history. We hope people will order this book and learn about their local history. On behalf of the Village, I want to thank Maggie South and the Westmont Area Historical Society for coordinating and writing the book.”
The Village of Westmont will celebrate its 99th anniversary on November 10, 2020, which will mark the beginning of a year-long celebration and countdown to the Village’s Centennial in 2021.
Online pre-orders for Images of America: Westmont are available now. The book, published through Arcadia Publishing, retails for $21.99. It is one of over 8,000 titles in this popular series. The book is currently available for pre-order online through major national retailers, including Barnes and Noble, and at local independent booksellers, such as Anderson’s Bookshop.
Images of America: Westmont - Pre-Order Online here: barnesandnoble.com/w/westmont or andersonsbookshop.com/book
Printed copies of the book will be available for purchase starting January 4, 2021. The book will be sold at various retailers as well as the Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden Avenue. The book will also be sold at various community events in 2021 to celebrate the 100th anniversary.
“It was an honor to be selected for this project,” said South, a life-long resident of Westmont who recently received the Westmont Special Events Making Memories Award for her dedication to supporting community events. “Westmont is my home and it was great to be able to let the rest of the world know how special our town is. The Westmont Area Historical Society and I have selected some of Westmont’s best known and most unique stories and images for this project.”
All royalties from the sales of this book will benefit the Westmont Area Historical Society. For more information, contact the Westmont Area Historical Society at 630-969-8080.
Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont
Communications Director/Public Information Officer