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Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor

    January 15, 1:00 PM - April 4, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 1st Floor Gallery

    A telling look at the industrialization of America, this compelling photographic exhibition reveals the dire circumstances that poor working children endured until legislation against child labor prevailed as late as 1938 through the lens of Lewis Wickes Hines.

  2. New Exhibit! By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

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

    The Museum’s entire second floor gallery will be transformed into an innovative 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. Visitors will enjoy thoughtful displays that combine artifacts and the latest in museum technology to create an engaging and informative experience.

  3. Sun Print Workshop

    March 31, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library - Large Meeting Room

    Celebrate Spring Break week by creating a beautiful sun print. Participants will use sunlight to create unique prints and learn about different photography techniques, such as those used by Lewis Wickes Hine in the Elmhurst Historical Museum’s current “Let Children Be Children” exhibit. Register with the Elmhurst Public Library in person, by phone, or online with your valid EPL card starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Co-presented by Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst Public Library.


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