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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Check out the latest enhancements to this journey through Elmhurst history! Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Museum Marvels” guide (July 2017). A new History Spotlight showcases a changing array of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection, and currently features objects from the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Elmhurst. Elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457

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  2. Fall Art Exhibition: Ellen Lanyon's Gift to the EC Art Collection

    November 4, 2017 - November 18, 2017 @ Elmhurst College Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace

    In 2014, Elmhurst College received a generous gift of eight important paintings from the estate of New York & Chicago-based painter Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013). Often identified with the Chicago Imagists, Lanyon’s Surrealist “dreamscapes” combine plants, animals and everyday objects into compositions that reflect her own private mythology. This exhibit is a onetime opportunity to view the entire body of work Lanyon bequeathed to the College. The public reception will feature a panel discussion.

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  3. Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Invitational Show

    November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum

    Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.

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  4. Holiday Tree Lighting

    November 17, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Gazebo at the intersection of the Prairie Path and Spring Road

    Come join us for the first tree lighting ceremony in Elmhurst! Spend some time visiting with Santa Claus (he’ll arrive at around 6:30 aboard a fire engine!), enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy the festive Christmas carols by the Lincoln School Singers (6:00-6:30pm)! Held at the Gazebo at the intersection of the Prairie Path and Spring Road – 483 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. The tree will be lit after Santa arrives.

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  5. Veterans Storytelling Event

    November 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Hear the personal narratives of area veterans, telling the stories only they can tell—in their own words. This very special storytelling event, done in the style of the Moth Radio Hour on NPR, honors veterans at the American Legion Post in Elmhurst. Pull up a chair for an intimate glimpse into the lives of men and women who served the U.S. and the memories they keep. Conflicts featured include the Korean War through present day. Register online at elmlib.org/veterans, in person, or by phone.

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