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The LBA offers friendship, camaraderie and celebrations for those of Luxembourg heritage, family, friends, and those interested in the Luxembourg culture. We support local events and work closely with the Luxembourg American Cultural Society in Belgium, WI.
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The LBA History

Founding events:
Our organization was founded on October 23rd, 1887 in Chicago as the “Luxembourg Bruderbund”. There were 25 men present at that first meeting. The first social gatherings were a dance in January of 1888 followed by a picnic in the spring. On December 8, 1888, the Luxembourger Bruderbund was incorporated by the State of Illinois as a benevolent, charitable and sociable organization, which offered death benefits to its members. At many of these early meetings Luxembourgish was the official language.

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Grand Lodge History (1980 – 2000)

1980 – 2000 In 1980, Section 21, located in Wilmette, dedicated a memorial garden at the intersection of Glenview Road and Wilmette Avenue. The site was the family farm of[…]

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Grand Lodge History (1960 – 1980)

1960 – 1980 In 1963, two events of significance occurred. The first was the visit of H.R.H. Charlotte to Chicago, and the second was the first overseas trip to Luxembourg,[…]

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Grand Lodge History (1940 – 1960)

1940 – 1960 The war effort at home was necessarily different. In February 1941, H.R.H. Grand Duchess Charlotte attended a reception in Chicago, at which time she appealed for world[…]

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Grand Lodge History (1920 – 1940)

1920 – 1940 At the May 4th Convention, Henry Geimer, a member of Section 8, was elected as the Seventh Grand President. Speeches and music were presented at the Jubilee[…]

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Grand Lodge History (1900 – 1920)

1900 – 1920 In January and February 1900, Section 1 initiated fifty-eight new members and Sections 2 and 3 doubled their membership. On February 14, 1900, the Luxembourg Benefit Society[…]

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