Adult Programs


Download  a PDF of our Winter 2018-2019 Calendar of Events for programs through February 2019. Please visit our Special Events page for additional Elmhurst History Museum events.


Friday, December 7, 2018 

It's a Wonderful Life Trivia Night at Pints--SOLD OUT!

Time: 7-9 p.m.


Pints Elmhurst, 112 S. York St.

Registration required:

Online only on Eventbrite


$35 per person (tax, gratuity, Eventbrite fee not included)
Think you know everything there is to know about It's a Wonderful Life movie trivia? Test your movie trivia knowledge at this fun event. Take a trip to Bedford Falls for a fun night of trivia as Pints is transformed into Martini's Bar, offering themed cocktails and food pairings from the 1940s. Includes 3 rounds of It's a Wonderful Life trivia facilitated by Sporcle, 2 signature cocktails and 4 individual appetizer bites. Adults 21+ only.

Monday, December 10, 2018

It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play at the Library

Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Cost:



Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.

Registration required:

Online at or call 630-279-8696.
Join us for a performance of this beloved American holiday classic in a live 1940s radio broadcast performed by Elmhurst's own GreenMan Theatre Troupe. The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Co-sponsored by Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst History Museum. Priority to EPL cardholders, non-residents may register for open spots one week prior to the program.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

It's a Wonderful Life Movie Screening at York Theatre

Time: 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9) Cost: FREE



York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst
Round up your family and friends for this free showing of the iconic holiday film on the big screen at York Theatre in downtown Elmhurst! Get in the spirit of the season as you watch your favorite characters, from George and Mary to Uncle Billy, ZuZu and so many more, in the timeless tale of George's travails in the small town of Bedford Falls. After the movie, stop by Elmhurst City Centre to see the festive holiday display, meet Santa, snap a holiday picture in our "Wonderful Life" photo tent, and enjoy holiday music.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Snow Globe Craft Activity

Time: 12 noon-3 p.m. Cost: $4 per participant


Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave.

Pre-registration required:

Call 630-530-6879 (leave message with number of participants, fee payable at door)
Families of all ages are welcome to the Elmhurst History Museum after the movie at York Theatre to see the It's a Wonderful Life exhibit and participate in a special snow globe craft activity in the Education Center. Note: Admission to the museum is free. Must pre-register via phone by Dec. 7.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Gallery Talk: Affairs of the Heart

Time: 2 p.m. FREE


Elmhurst History Museum 1st Floor Gallery
Join EHM curator of exhibits, Dan Bartlett, in the "Heart's Desire" exhibit for a gallery talk about affairs of the heart and an intimate look into courtship and marriage customs across the 19th and 20th centuries. Dan will be joined for EHM's former collections curator Nancy Wilson who will share stories about some of the wedding gowns and the people who wore them that are featured in the exhibit. Adult drop-in program, no registration required.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Victorian Valentine Making

Time: 2-4 p.m. Cost:

$3 per participant


Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Pre-registration required: Call 630-530-6879 and leave a message with number of participants (fee payable at the door)
During the Victorian era, elaborately detailed valentines were a popular way to express admiration and affection with loved ones. Participants are invited to view our display in the "Heart's Desire" exhibit for inspiration, and then make a special valentine to be share on February 14. Craft supplies provided, all ages welcome.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Date Night at Pinot's Palette

Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Cost:

$40 per person, cash bar


Pinot's Palette, 214 N. York St., Elmhurst
Reservations and more info: or call 630-359-4500
Bring out the artistic side of your romantic relationship at this special night at Pinot's Palette! Paint, sip, and have fun in celebration of Elmhurst History Museum's "Heart's Desire" exhibit. No art experience required. Guests will receive step-by-step guidance from staff to create a beautiful "Love Birds" painting together. Visit the exhibit at Elmhurst History Museum prior to the program to pick up a coupon good for one free house wine or beer at the event.