Adult Programs

a PDF of our Summer 2019 Calendar of Events for programs from June-August 2019.

Please visit our Special Events page for additional Elmhurst History Museum events.

JUNE 2019

Sunday, June 23

Vintage Baseball Game

See the Special Events section for more info.

JULY 2019

Thursday, July 18

Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland

Time: 3 p.m.  FREE

Location: EHM Education Center

What is your very first amusement park memory? Whether it was riding the Bobs and Parachutes at Riverview or the Little Dipper at Kiddieland, iconic Chicagoland amusement parks wind their way through our memories. Join Craig Burda, Director of the National Amusement Park Historical Association, archivist Jim Abbate, and photographer Bruce Cassi as they share slides and stories from several Chicago area parks of yesteryear.

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879


Sunday, August 4

Digitize Your Elmhurst Photos Day

Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.  FREE

Location: EHM Research Room

EHM is searching for photographs of Elmhurst history to add to our collection. If you have any photos relateing to Elmhurst history--of your home and family, Elmhurst streets and scenery, or large gatherings like parades and parties--bring them by the museum and we'll digitize them for our collection (with your written permission) and provide you with digital copies as well. We can scan them on the spot and return photos along with an email link to the digital copies, or you can drop them off for later pickup.

Sunday, August 11

Gallery Talk: Worlds of Wonder Exhibit with Curator Dan Bartlett

Time: 2 p.m. FREE

Location: 1st Floor Gallery

We learn so much more when doing the research for an exhibit that we can ever fit into the gallery! Join curator of exhibits, Dan Bartlett, as he shares details about some of Chicago's earliest "Worlds of Wonder" venues, their iconic rides, and their places in the lives of Chicagoland residents. Drop in, no registration required.