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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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SECTION 8 HISTORY (1902 – 2013)

SECTION 8 – EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – 1902 – 2013 Section 8 was organized on February 23, 1902, in Evanston, Illinois. Grand President, John N. Watry, initiated the following forty-two members[…]

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LACS Announces Summer Internship

LACS Announces Summer Internship Opportunities BELGIUM, WISCONSIN, The Luxembourg American Cultural Society is accepting applications for two summer internship roles now until April 1, 2024: 1.) Lloyd “Gilly” Croatt Collections[…]

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L.B.A. – 91st Annual Convention

The Luxembourg Brotherhood of America hosted their 91st annual Convention on Sunday, February 25th at Edelweiss Restaurant in Norridge, IL. Grand Lodge President George Jones (Section 3) called the Convention[…]

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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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