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March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Experience the latest enhancements to this interactive journey through Elmhurst history. Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, explore the object towers and watch a video on Elmhurst history. View the History Spotlight in the second floor hallway that showcases special objects and photos from the museum’s collection that currently features items from Elmhurst’s airport.
March 17, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Donna Castellanos collects and transforms everyday objects, which she calls "once loved things", into a bold hands-on exhibit. Visitors experience the museum galleries as if they were a home; each room includes worn and well-loved items that share a commonality, from repurposed encyclopedias to antique musical instruments. Both nostalgia and inclusion are strong motifs throughout the exhibition, as visitors are invited to add their own contributions.
March 23, 2018 - June 17, 2018
The World War I Flying Ace debuted in 1965, and the character has become one of most recognizable Peanuts personas. This new traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA tells the full story of the charismatic and beloved character from its early origins to Schulz’s detailed WWI research. Learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork; WWI artifacts, film, rare collectibles, photos and more.
April 13, 2018 - April 29, 2018
The comic fantasy Monstrous Regiment is an adaptation of the best-selling 2003 Discworld novel, which premiered to great praise at Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre in 2014. The play is a wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and the ambiguities of identity as our heroine, Polly Perks, must disguise herself as a young man to join the army in the search for her missing brother. In her quest, she soon discovers that she’s not alone in protecting a secret and that nothing in war is as it seems.
April 21, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Mixed media artwork by local artist, Terri Shimkus. Meet the artist at a reception open to the public, Friday April 27, 2018. Open 11am-5pm Tu Th W Sa Su / 11am-7pm Friday
April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Spring Musical performance from local 5th - 8th grade Elmhurst students.
April 29, 2018, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Elmhurst Kitchen Expedition showcases seven stunning kitchens in Elmhurst decorated by local designers and florists. The Expedition is a great way to support local charities while gathering inspirational design ideas. The event begins with a coffee and pastry kickoff at Dan Wangler Builders. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.elmhurst-juniors.org. Proceeds from the Expedition will benefit Synapse House and the Elmhurst Junior Women’s Club Charity Fund.
April 29, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra present great American poetry set by great American composers on Sunday, April 29. Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Thomas Jefferson, and traditional American folk songs provide the inspiration for music by Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson, and Randall Thompson. Elmhurst Choral Union is joined by a professional orchestra under conductor Scott Uddenberg. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for youth (7-22). Tickets are available from elmhurstchoralunion.org , 800-838-3006, or at the door. Elmhurst Choral Union is an outstanding auditioned chorus performing classical masterworks and great choral music of all eras.
April 29, 2018, 3:00 PM
Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra present great American poetry set by great American composers. Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, and Thomas Jefferson provide the inspiration for music by Howard Hanson, Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre. Elmhurst Choral Union is joined by a professional orchestra under conductor Scott Uddenberg. Tickets are available from elmhurstchoralunion.org , 800-838-3006, or at the door.