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ONGOING SPRING PROGRAMS
Online Gallery Talk with Curator Dan Bartlett
ONGOING through June 1
Watch a pre-recorded gallery talk 
HERE 
Join our curator of exhibits Dan Bartlett on YouTube for a pre-recorded Gallery Talk in the People of the Prairie; 12,000 Years in DuPage County exhibit.

SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Vintage Baseball Game
Saturday, June 4
Time:
2:00 p.m.  FREE
Location: Elmhurst University Mall (in front of Hammerschmidt Chapel)
Kick off the summer season with an old-fashioned baseball game played by the wildly different rules of 1858. This year’s “Town vs. Gown” game pits university faculty, staff, and alumni against the City of Elmhurst. Bring a picnic and lawn chair and get ready to cheer, jeer, and enjoy an afternoon of old-school family fun. Huzzah!

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story
Sunday, June 12
Time: 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: Churchville Schoolhouse, 3N784 Church Rd., Bensenville
Cost: $5/person
Reservations Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Did you grow up reading the beloved Little House books but want to separate fact from fiction? First person presenter Laura Keyes will recount the real history of Laura Ingalls Wilder in a special presentation at the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse. Discover the times, places, and people who inspired her wonderful books as well as hardships and tragedies that marked the author’s life. Appropriate for ages 10+ due to seriousness of subject matter.

Museum Maker Monday
Monday, June 27
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum galleries and grounds
Drop in at the museum on a special day reserved for kids and their caregivers only. Families can explore exhibits, play games, complete a craft, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors (weather permitting). This month, kids will make Paper Plate Pizzas, craft available while supplies last. Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required. 

Picnic on Park
Sunday, July 10
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum
It’s time for a summer celebration of Chicago’s most famous foods! Join us on the museum grounds for an afternoon filled with family-friendly, food-centric games and craft activities. Explore the Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods exhibit inside the museum. The Rainbow Cone truck will be on hand with free small cones for first 300 guests (one/person, ice cream for sale after giveaway). Enjoy live music performed by Leonardo Music, face painters, and see Oscar Meyer’s famed Weinermobile and a 1929 Vienna Beef delivery truck. 

Museum Maker Monday
Monday, July 18  
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum galleries and grounds
Drop in at the museum on a special day reserved for kids and their caregivers only. Families can explore exhibits, play games, complete a craft, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors (weather permitting). This month, kids will make Ice Cream Necklaces, craft available while supplies last. Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required.

Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 24  
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum 1st Fl. Gallery
Reservations Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Curator of Exhibits Dan Bartlett will lead participants through highlights of the Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods exhibit during this gallery talk. Includes exclusive access to museum galleries while hearing highlights about the culinary treats and treasures that were born out of Chicago’s diverse food scene. Unable to attend the live gallery talk? Access an online pre-recorded version on our web site at elmhursthistory.org/320/Programs from 7/25/22 through 10/2/22. 

Chicago Foods Trivia Night 
Thursday, July 28
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Pints, 112 S. York St., Elmhurst
Cost: $30/person
Registration Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Think you know everything there is to know about iconic Chicago foods? Test your foodie knowledge at this fun-filled event! Includes two rounds of trivia facilitated by Sporcle, one beer, and four individual appetizer bites. Adults 21+ only. 


Family Pizza Making Workshop
Wednesday, August 3
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.  Cost: $20/person
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Reservations Required by 7/25: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Hone your cooking skills with Chef Holston, Executive Chef at Cantigny, as he presents a fun and tasty pizza making workshop. Participants will learn pizza history, decorate their own chef hat, and create a small personal sized pizza to bake at home.  Learn to make pizza dough from scratch and take it home for later use.  Ingredients contain potential allergens including gluten, dairy, and corn (no substitutions available). Participants must sign a waiver. Ages 6+ with an adult. Limit: 25 participants.

Museum Maker Monday

Monday, August 8
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum galleries and grounds
Join us for the final Museum Maker Monday of summer. Drop in at the museum on a special day reserved for kids and their caregivers only. Families can explore exhibits, play games, complete a craft, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors (weather permitting). This month kids will make a Hot Dog Craft, available while supplies last. Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required.

Iconic Chicago Foods
Sunday, August 28
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Cost: Free to Members, $5 to Non-Members
Reservations Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Chicago is the birthplace of some of the most unique dishes in the nation. Cultural historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., takes a look at five iconic Chicago foods: deep-dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs, cheesecake, and Frango® mints. Learn the stories behind each of these signature foods and how they reflect Chicago’s patterns of immigration, cultural traditions, and creativity.