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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Heart's Desire: Reflections on Love and Marriage Exhibit

    January 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - March 17, 2019, 5:00 PM

    January 18-March 17, 2019 Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage When Cupid’s arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of romantic gestures and traditions. Contemplate the power of love represented in unique 19th and 20th-century wedding dresses alongside images of the brides who wore them. View exquisitely-detailed valentines spanning 100 years, many from the Elmhurst History Museum collection. Explore other romantic traditions—from flowers to cake accessories—that convey the secrets of the heart. Visitors are invited to share a nonreturnable copy of their own wedding photo to leave behind in the exhibit. Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    December 1, 2018 - February 28, 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 which currently features objects and information about York High School’s centennial.

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  2. Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Accept the challenge and expand your reading comfort zone! Spark your curiosity by reading a book you might not typically choose — we choose it for you. How to Participate 1. Complete the form at elmlib.org/challenge. 2. Librarians choose a book just for you. 3. Read the book! Tell us what you thought at elmlib.org/challengereview. NOTE: All three steps are required to be entered in the raffle. Three lucky readers win $50 Elmhurst City Centre Gift Cards.

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  3. Kids Winter Reading Program: Read Undercover

    December 22, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.

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  4. Common Connection series: Health + Wellness

    January 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    The Library is here to jump-start the New Year with a healthier new you! Through a partnership with the Elmhurst Park District, programs focus on taking care of yourself in ways to help your your mind, body, spirit, and relationships thrive. The Common Connection is a series of programs using film, discussion, and critical thinking to identify topics that influence the world today — no matter who we are.

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  5. Family Open Gym

    January 6, 2019 - February 17, 2019 @ Churchville Middle School

    Burn off some energy at Free Family Open Gym. A guardian must remain with children at all times, this is not a drop-off program.

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  6. 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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  7. Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage

    January 18, 2019 - March 17, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    When Cupid’s arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of romantic gestures and traditions. Contemplate the power of love represented in unique and never-before-seen 19th and 20th century wedding dresses and exquisitely-detailed early 1900s valentines from the EHM collection. Explore romantic tokens of affection—including candy boxes, photos, and ephemera—that share the secrets of the heart with loved ones and the community at large.

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  8. From Up Here

    January 31, 2019 - February 3, 2019 @ Elmhurst College - Mill Theatre

    Loved ones are always there for each other, but family life has its difficulties. The Barretts are put to the test after a troubling event and the arrival of a surprise visitor. Full of heart and hitting close to home, From Up Here leaves audiences feeling like family.

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