- History Museum
- Current Exhibits
October 28, 2022 - May 14, 2023 In Pursuit of Happiness: Immigrants in Our Communities
The U.S. is home to over 40 million immigrants, more than any other country in the world. Although Chicago has been a hub for immigrant workers, since World War II the suburbs have become home to a larger and more diverse foreign-born population. This exhibit examines the personal stories and experiences of area immigrants and their descendants as told through first-person accounts, photographs, treasured objects, video and more. Gain an understanding about DuPage County’s growing diversity and the challenges many immigrants and their families face as they shape an evolving identity in this country. Thank you to our Exhibit Sponsors: Community Bank of Elmhurst; Feze Roofing; Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC; Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law; Rotary Club of Elmhurst; Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Attorneys at Law; and Superior Ambulance Service.
- Read about the exhibit in the Daily Herald.
- Watch the CBS Chicago interview about the exhibit and lecture by Sam Mitrani.
- View a Gallery Talk on YouTube with exhibit consultant Sandy Denninger.
ONGOING EXHIBIT By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
NEW UPDATES! Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative, award-winning 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 second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, artifact towers, rare collection photos, and more. View the newly updated exhibit introduction that documents the early history of the Native cultures that populated the Elmhurst area before the arrival of European settlers. In our mini-theatre, select from a menu of video options including a documentary on Elmhurst history and the story of the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway. Sponsored by: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.