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Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. 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.

  2. Elmhurst Memory Jar Project

    May 1 - May 31 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum

    Participate in building a collaborative exhibit with us! Oscar Wilde wrote that, “Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.” The Elmhurst Historical Museum invites you to share a memory that tells your personal story. Participants will place an item in a Mason jar that sparks a memory, and then write a few lines about the object’s story on the Memory Jar tag. Bring your own item to display or use provided craft supplies. The jars will be displayed in the first floor museum gallery throughout the month and may be collected to take home at the end of the exhibit.

  3. Gallery Talk with Virginia Stewart

    May 8, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum 2nd Floor Gallery

    Dive deep into Elmhurst history with professor and author Dr. Virginia Stewart as your guide. Dr. Stewart served as an exhibit writer for the new exhibit, “By All Accounts: The History of Elmhurst,” and she will explore different exhibit themes and interesting objects with gallery visitors.

  4. Elmhurst Museum Day

    May 17, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Jump on board the trolley as it rolls through Elmhurst to celebrate the 19th annual Museum Day at three Elmhurst museums. Enjoy a fun, educational afternoon commemorating International Museum Day, a worldwide event that recognizes the important cultural value of museums. Park at one museum and ride a complimentary trolley to each location for free exhibit admission, special family-focused activities, refreshments, and more. Collect a stamp at all three museums for a chance to enter a drawing for great door prizes. All ages welcome!


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