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Who we are

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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Vianden Castle

Top 5 Things to Do in Luxembourg (Outside the City)

Written By: Jake Jones Sandwiched between the tourism hotspots of France and Germany, Luxembourg tends to get overlooked by most travelers planning their European adventures. While it may seem obsolete,[…]

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About Schobermesse

by Sue Schumer,Section 8, LBAApril 2020 I recently re-read Gerda Hansen’s “Schobermesse Memories”–her essay on the history of Schobermesse that appeared in the 2012 Schobermesse program booklet. Since becoming a[…]

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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

The Chicago European Union is hosting its 23rd annual film festival with the crime thriller, “Peitruss”. A body is found in the city center of Luxembourg City and as detectives[…]

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