Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Spring 2020 Calendar of Events for programs from March-May 2020.

Please visit our Special Events page for additional Elmhurst History Museum events.


WINTER 2020 ADULT PROGRAMS     

                                                                                                

Gallery Talk: On the Right Track Exhibit


Sunday, February 23

2:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
Location: First Floor Gallery
More is learned during the research phase of an exhibit than can possibly be included in our gallery. Join our curator of exhibits, Dan Bartlett, as he shares in-depth details about Chicagoland railroad history, the effect of the railroad on Elmhurst and other suburbs, and the creation of the On the Right Track exhibit. Drop-in adult program, no registration required.

SPRING 2020 ADULT PROGRAMS

Riding the Rails Bus Tour

Friday, March 6

9:00-11:30 a.m.  Cost: $30
Location: Meet at EHM Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879
All aboard with Elmhurst native and railroad industry professional Dave Phillips for a special bus tour of important historic and modern day railroad sites in Elmhurst, Villa Park, Franklin Park, and Bensenville. Phillips is a member and archive committee chairman of the Chicago & North Western Historical Society. Limited to 25 participants.

Eugene Debs and the Pullman Strike                                                                                                

Sunday, March 22

2:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE to Members, $5 Non-Members
Location: EHM Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-833-1457
The 1894 Pullman Strike was a pivotal moment in U.S. history, igniting an uprising and crisis that brought issues of worker justice into focus. Author and Northern Illinois University history professor Rosemary Feurer, PhD, will discuss how the crisis came out of issues festering in the Gilded Age. Feurer will also discuss the long-term consequences of the Pullman crisis on Illinois and national history.

Throwback Thursday Lecture

Exploring Park District History

Thursday, April 23

3:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: EHM Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-833-1457
Join Vince Spaeth, President of the Elmhurst Park District Board, as he explores the history and evolution of the Elmhurst Park District from its inception in 1920 to today through a slide presentation and discussion. Spaeth has been a resident of Elmhurst since 1963, and he has served on the Park District Board for more than 12 years.