Current Exhibits

Snoopy and the Red Baron
March 23-June 17, 2018

1st Floor Gallery 

Charles M. Schulz introduced Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace in 1965 in his Peanuts comic strip, and over the decades the character has become one of Snoopy’s most recognizable personas. This new traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, Calif., tells the full story of the charismatic and beloved character from its early origins to the detailed research on all aspects of World War I that Schulz brought to the strips for authenticity. Visitors will learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through high resolution reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork, photographs, film clips, and themed objects and ephemera inspired by Snoopy as the Flying Ace--from toys and model airplanes to dolls, books, and more. Museum visitors can also step into character as the Flying Ace by donning flying caps and goggles for a photo-op next to Snoopy’s doghouse. 

Supporting Fire Victim Relief: During the run of the Snoopy and the Red Baron exhibit, EHM is supporting students in Sonoma’s K-12 schools who were victims of recent devastating fires in the Santa Rosa area (where the Charles M. Schulz Museum is located). We’ll be collecting monetary donations for the non-profit organization, Creative Sonoma’s Teaching Artists Recovery Project. Donations will be accepted in our gift shop or online on Creative Sonoma's web site. Thank you for your support!

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
2nd Floor Gallery 

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. See the interactive tabletop map, rated as one of "50 Museum Marvels" by the Chicago Tribune (July 2017). View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Funding for this exhibit was provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.

Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this exciting new exhibit.