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Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    February 28, 2015 - December 31, 2099 @ Elmhurst History Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery

    The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into an innovative new exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Experience thought-provoking displays, compelling photos and objects, a short original documentary on Elmhurst in the theatre, and travel through the city via an amazing high-tech map.

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  2. Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard

    March 18, 1:00 PM - May 29, 5:00 PM

    FROM THE SMITHSONIAN—CHICAGO AREA DEBUT! Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard March 19-May 29, 2016 The suburban backyard is an American original—an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all. Explore the mid-century backyard from the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design and the birth of the environmental movement. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how these spaces became an integral part of American popular culture. Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Garden’s Archive of American Gardens. Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Exhibit Hours: Sun., Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Third Thurs. 1-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More info: or 630-833-1457 Admission: FREE

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