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Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. 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 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.

  2. Beer Chicago: The Refreshing History

    September 18, 1:00 PM, 2015 - February 14, 2016, 5:00 PM @ Museum

    Chicago was built by immigrants seeking new opportunities, and one of the notable crafts brought with them was beer brewing. German-Americans established Chicago’s first brewery in 1833, and the Town of Chicago became official at a tavern that year after a gathering and vote of 12-1. Beer has been a component of Chicago’s colorful fabric ever since, continuing today with the emergence of the home brewing trend and a vibrant craft beer industry. “Beer Chicago” provides a unique and engaging historical look at beer culture, taverns, and breweries and the city’s seemingly unquenchable thirst for beer. Learn about different beers brewed in the Chicago area, explore the science of beer making at a hands-on activity station, and encounter the “bartender” at an interactive video kiosk as he shares knowledge about Chicago saloon and tavern history.

  3. Gallery Talk with Baderbrau's Rob Sama

    February 6, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum 1st Floor Gallery

    It’s closing time! Savor the last few drops of the “Beer Chicago” exhibit with Rob Sama, founder and president of Baderbrau, the revitalized Chicago brand that was once brewed in Elmhurst. He’ll share the story about his passion for Baderbrau beer and how they have resurrected this popular product line for a new generation of beer drinkers. End your tour with a coupon good for a half-pint of craft beer or cider at our nearby neighborhood bar, Pints (112 S. York).

  4. Gallery Talk with Curator Nancy Wilson

    February 18, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum
    120 E. Park Ave.
    Elmhurst, IL 60126

    The “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst” exhibit is filled with Elmhurst’s rich history in every corner! Join our curator of collections, Nancy Wilson, who will focus on this month’s theme, “Love and Family,” in the second floor gallery. Nancy will share some highlights from the collection including photo albums and items that show how love has been an ever-present connection for Elmhurst families throughout history. The Museum is open late on Third Thursdays, 1-8 p.m.

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