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  1. Special Exhibit: Rock Cafe

    January 8, 2019 - March 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    The Rock Café features 3 balanced meals made entirely out of stone. The Rock Café was generously donated to the Museum by the Josefeck Family in 2013. On display through May 2019.

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  2. The Rock Cafe

    January 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

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  3. The Whole World a Bauhaus

    February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Touring the globe (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Elmhurst, and Karlsruhe), this exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a legendary German school that revolutionized modern thinking and artistic approaches to industrialization. Photographs and documents combine with art and design pieces by Bauhaus masters and students—such as Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef and Anni Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and more.

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  4. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection.

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  5. Spring Break History Hunt

    March 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Churchville Schoolhouse

    Looking for affordable family fun this Spring Break? Families are invited to visit the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse and Fischer Farm for a history-themed scavenger hunt through the buildings and grounds. At the Schoolhouse, kids will participate in early 20th-century lessons, play old-fashioned games, practice penmanship, and make a craft while supplies last. At Fischer Farm, tour the buildings and visit the animals. Drop in, no registration required. All ages (accompanied by an adult).

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  6. Spring Break History Hunt

    March 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse & Fischer Farm, Bensenville

    Looking for affordable family fun this Spring Break? Families are invited to visit the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse and Fischer Farm for a history-themed scavenger hunt through the buildings and grounds. At the Schoolhouse, kids will participate in early 20th-century lessons, play old-fashioned games, practice penmanship, and make a craft while supplies last. At Fischer Farm, tour the buildings and visit the animals. Drop in, no registration required. Appropriate for all ages, kids must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes for participants completing the hunt at both locations. Location: Churchville Schoolhouse (3N784 Church Rd., Bensenville) and Fischer Farm (16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville) More info: 630-833-1457

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  7. Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster

    March 29, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    The hardworking American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of presidential poster styles, design trends, and printing technologies spanning 168 years. Explore 50 colorful, high-quality reproductions of the most exciting and rarely-seen presidential campaign posters in our country’s history.

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  8. Discussion and Oral Histories of the McCormick House

    March 30, 2019, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House has been part of Elmhurst’s history since it was built in 1952. Join us as we record memories of this historically significant building, including conversations with former McCormick House residents. Co-organized with the Elmhurst History Museum.

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  9. Lincoln vs. Douglas Debate

    March 31, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmhurst City Hall Council Chambers

    Political gladiators Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet again in Elmhurst City Council Chambers to discuss the turbulent times of the 1850s as America spiraled toward Civil War. Watch two accomplished first-person presenters George Buss (Lincoln) and Tim Connors (Douglas) recreate highlights from this historic series of seven debates that took place across Illinois at a crucial time in our country’s history. Registration required: Online at elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs section) or call 630-530-6879

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  10. Lincoln vs. Douglas Debate

    March 31, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst City Hall Council Chambers

    Political gladiators Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet again in Elmhurst City Council Chambers to discuss the turbulent times of the 1850s as America spiraled toward Civil War. Watch two accomplished first-person presenters George Buss (Lincoln) and Tim Connors (Douglas) recreate highlights from this historic series of seven debates that took place across Illinois at a crucial time in our country’s history. Registration required: elmhursthistory.org or call 630-530-6879.

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