Current Exhibits


The Power of Children: Making a Difference

September 6-October 20, 2019

Experience the extraordinary stories of three children--Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White--who used the power of words and actions to make a positive difference in the world. Visitors will get to know each child's story through thought-provoking audiovisual presentations, original artifacts, and hands-on interactive displays. Learn about the secret annex where the Frank family spent two years in hiding; the classroom in which Ruby Bridges spent an entire school year alone with her teacher; and Ryan White's bedroom, filled with his treasured belongings. Note: Exhibit material is serious in nature and recommended for children age 8+ with their families and school groups.
LISTEN to the WDCB radio program on the exhibit.
READ the Daily Herald article on the exhibit.
This exhibit is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is organized by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Sponsored locally by: Elmhurst Premier Childcare


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

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 generously 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.

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