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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    September 2, 2018 - November 30, 2018 @ 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 which currently features objects and information about the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce.

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  2. Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings

    October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.

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  3. Special Exhibit: Rock Cafe

    October 31, 2018 - May 1, 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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  4. David Wallace Haskins: Polarity

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Experience an interactive video work, large-scale light installation, intervention in the McCormick House, and more.

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  5. McCormick House: 1952 – 1959

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    McCormick House: 1952 – 1959 curated by Robert Kleinschmidt and Ryan Monteleagre See the Children's Wing with a full domestic interior for the first time since the museum acquired the McCormick House.

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  6. The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection curated by Suellen Rocca, one of the original Imagists Featuring over 30 works by some of the most provocative and influential Midwest artists since the 1960s. This exhibition is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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  7. Gidion's Knot

    November 15, 2018, 8:00 PM - November 17, 2018 @ Elmhurst College - Mill Theatre

    Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a mother seeks answers for why her son, Gidion, has been suspended from his 5th grade class. Their discussion escalates into a clash of ideas and ideals, and the "truth" becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish.

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  8. Hometown Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst

    November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Experience the nostalgia and sentiment of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic film though a private collection from Richard Goodson of rare memorabilia including vintage posters, photographs, collectibles, and more. Additional objects from EHM’s collection will be on display, including handmade ornaments from Dresden, Germany and original prints by former Elmhurst resident Lee Sturges, a well-known American artist and etcher. Exhibit sponsor: Lakeside Bank.

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  9. Tree Lighting

    November 16, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ On Spring Road at Wild Meadows Trace Park by the Gazebo

    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 elementary school kids (6:00-6:30pm)! This event is by the Gazebo. The tree will be lit after Santa arrives.

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  10. My America: A Night of Stories

    November 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library - Large Meeting Room

    Come for a night of storytelling hosted by Scott Whitehair, founder of Story Lab Chicago. Listen to local storytellers share their firsthand experiences of what it means to them to be an American and how their lives are shaped by the American experience.

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