Lamb Umbrellas for Peace

The Lamb Umbrellas for Peace project was sponsored by the Commission in partnership with the Lemont School District 113A (River Valley, Oakwood, and Central), the Lemont Park District, MB Financial Bank, Alvernia Manor, and the Franciscan Village. Beginning in April 2009, village residents of all ages were invited to participate in this global project initiated by artist Matt Lamb in 2001 with people whose lives were affected by the attack on the Pentagon. Umbrella painting events have taken place in over 24 countries with 600,000 participants. (

View our Web Gallery on the Lamb Umbrellas for Peace project.