Current Exhibits

People of the Prairie: 12,000 Years in DuPage County

February 4 - June 5, 2022

Since the end of the Ice Age, people have taken advantage of DuPage County’s location and natural environment to provide for the needs of their families and communities. Who were the people who called this area home before Illinois existed and what challenges did they face? Gain an understanding about the Native people who lived here from an archeological perspective and learn about how they lived, what they ate, and how they interacted with their neighbors. Featured displays include artifacts from archaeological sites in northeastern Illinois including tools, arrowheads, pottery and more. Visitors will explore how archaeology works in an archaeology "lab" including how archaeologists find and excavate sites, what kinds of things they find, and how they make sense of the evidence. 
Sponsored by Feze Roofing.
WATCH US ON TV: See a segment about the exhibit on CBS Chicago Channel 2 News
Check out the Chicago Tribune's Pioneer Press article HERE
Check out the Daily Herald's exhibit preview HERE

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst 


Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative, award-winning 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 second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, artifact towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. 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. Sponsored by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.  

 Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: SUN, TUE-FRI 1-5 p.m.; SAT 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays) 
Admission: FREE