Upcoming Exhibits

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COMING IN 2022 TO ELMHURST HISTORY MUSEUM



People of the Prairie: 12,000 Years in DuPage County
Opens 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 in this area 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 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.

See our CURRENT EXHIBITS page to learn more about exhibitions now on display.