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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Stars, Stripes and Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster

    April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join Elmhurst History Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg for a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters, and the underlying strategies that drove them. Explore images of iconic campaign posters and even a few local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years. Registration required: Online at elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs section) or call 630-530-6879 Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Moon Over Buffalo

    April 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ First United Methodist Church

    "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig is a laugh-out-loud farce stuffed with "comic invention, running gags, and a neat sense of absurdity " (The New York Post). In the play, Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo, doing “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, when they receive word that Frank Capra, the famous Hollywood director, is coming to town to see their matinee. This could be their last chance at stardom!

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  5. Kindertransport

    April 25, 2019 - May 5, 2019 @ Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College

    Following Kristallnacht in November 1938, the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany was formed. In nine months almost 10,000 unaccompanied children were sent to Britain, most of them Jewish. Diane Samuels interviewed adults who were these Kinder, these children who survived the Holocaust, weaving their experiences of loss, guilt and discovery into the play.

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  6. Pirates of Penzance

    April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ Sandburg Middle School

    Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. Join the Elmhurst Children's Theatre for this hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.

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  7. Stars, Stripes & Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster

    April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Join Elmhurst History Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg for a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters, and the underlying strategies that drove them. Explore images of iconic campaign posters and even a few local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years. Registration required: Online at elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs section) or call 630-530-6879.

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  8. Elmhurst Choral Union & Orchestra: Liszt & Schubert

    April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Hammerschmidt Chapel

    Elmhurst Choral Union, guest soloists, and professional orchestra perform Liszt’s Coronation Mass and Schubert’s Mass in G, under conductor Scott Uddenberg. Both composers are best known for other musical pursuits. Liszt was the star pianist of his day, and his piano compositions continue to please (and challenge) pianists. Schubert is famous for his symphonies and his songs. Tickets are available from elmhurstchoralunion.org , 800-838-3006, or at the door.

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  9. Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Spring Gala

    April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Cantigny Golf

    Join friends and members of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra for its annual Spring Gala to celebrate the Symphony’s 58th season with dinner, libations, conversation and music! Call the ESO office for details and ticket information.

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  10. Children of the Holocaust

    April 28, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge, Elmhurst College

    A senior editor at National Public Radio, Uri Berliner recently revealed the moving story of how his father escaped the Nazis when his parents put him on a Kindertransport, a children's rescue train. Berliner will share that story and those of other Holocaust survivors during the annual Holocaust lecture at Elmhurst College.

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