The Elmhurst History Museum proudly presents a diverse array of exhibits each year to fulfill our mission to engage people with history. From original exhibits created in-house by staff, to national traveling exhibits from other institutions, as well as our ongoing core exhibit on Elmhurst history -- there's always something new to see and experience in our galleries!

2017 Exhibition Schedule


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

The Museum's entire second floor has been transformed into an interactive, innovative exhibit taking visitors on a journey through Elmhurst's history over the past 165 years.

October 7, 2016 - March 12, 2017
In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

The story of the Prairie School of Architecture's most important and overlooked figures...Frank Lloyd Wright's gifted, visionary illustrator and architect -- Marion Mahony Griffin.

April 6-May 25, 2017
House & Home

What makes a house a home? This traveling exhibit from the National Building Museum in Washington, DC attempts to answer this intriguing question.

June 9-October 8, 2017

Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

Based on the book by Chicago journalist Dave Hoekstra with Steve Dahl and photographs by Paul Natkin, this exhibit chronicles the story of one warm summer night in a Chicago ballpark that changed the course of music history.