Current Exhibits

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THE ELMHURST HISTORY MUSEUM HAS REOPENED AS OF JUNE 26, 2020. ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Make a reservation here. QUESTIONS: Call us at 630-833-1457

NEW! The Great Midwestern Road Trip
June 26-October 11, 2020
NOTE: Reservations and face masks are required for entry. Go to Eventbrite to make a reservation.

Pack up the station wagon and take a nostalgia-fueled journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation after World War II through the 1970s. Explore the iconic destinations Chicago area families visited and see what they encountered along the way—from roadside attractions and tourist traps to memorable resorts, restaurants, and more. The exhibit features vacation photos and video, scrapbooks, kitschy souvenirs, road signs, travel gear and more. Play road trip bingo, and take a 1940s vacation personality quiz.
Sponsored by:  Community Bank of Elmhurst and Feze Roofing

ONGOING ELMHURST HISTORY EXHIBIT

 

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. See the interactive tabletop map, rated as one of "50 Museum Marvels" by the Chicago Tribune (July 2017). View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway.
Funding for this exhibit generously provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this award-winning 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