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Churchville Schoolhouse 10th Anniversary Commemoration
Starts Saturday, October 17  FREE
CLICK HERE to view the documentary

In 2010, after an extensive restoration, the Elmhurst History Museum reopened the historic Churchville Schoolhouse—one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses in Illinois that dates to circa 1850 and is listed on the National Register of History Places. Over the past decade, the Schoolhouse has provided a memorable living history experience for hundreds of children and breathed new life into this significant DuPage County landmark. To commemorate the 10-year anniversary and the community-based effort that helped to preserve this local treasure, join us to view a new documentary sharing the story of the Churchville Schoolhouse.

Edgar Allen Poe: Spooky Stories from the Schoolhouse
Starts Friday, October 23-November 30  FREE
The Raven (read by Dan Bartlett)
The Tell-Tale Heart (read by Ken Bartels)
Spirits of the Dead (read by Jessie Wandersee)
The Cask of Amontillado (read by Dave Oberg)

On a dark and stormy night, we’ll be conjuring up Halloween spirit at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse through readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s scariest works. Gather your fearless friends and tune in online as EHM staff members tap into creepy classics like “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and more. Total run time: Appr. 45 minutes. 

Stars, Stripes & Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster
Starts Thursday, October 29-November 30  FREE
Access Program: CLICK HERE starting 10/29/20

On the brink of America’s 2020 presidential election, Elmhurst History Museum’s Executive Director Dave Oberg puts campaigns into perspective with a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters and the underlying strategies that drove them. View images of iconic posters and hear about local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years. Program will be available through Nov. 30.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Architecture of Space
Starts Sunday, November 1-December 20  FREE
Access Program: CLICK HERE starting 11/1/20

From Unity Temple to the Guggenheim Museum, the dynamic interior spaces of Wright’s buildings were integrally tied to the overall forms of these structures. For Wright form did not follow function, “form and function were one.” John H. Waters, Preservation Programs Manager at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will share images and insights into the spaces that Wright created and discuss the importance of preserving his buildings for future generations. Program will be available through Dec. 20.


Art Glass Made Wright
Thursday, November 5  FREE
Registration Required
Learn about architect Frank Lloyd Wright and make a "stained glass window" craft in this virtual program presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Register on the Elmhurst Public Library’s website starting Oct. 17 to receive the Zoom link. Registrants may pick up the supply kit for the class at the library beginning Oct. 17. Suitable for grades 3-8. EPL card not required.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
Sunday, November 15  12:00 p.m.  FREE
Access Program: Link to EHM Facebook
If you can’t make it to the museum to see Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior, we’ll bring the exhibit to you! Tune in via Facebook Live as EHM Executive Director Dave Oberg shares in-depth details about the exhibit and answers your questions from the gallery.