Family Programs



September 2019    


Power of Children: Pop-Up Gallery Performances

Sundays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: 2:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 1st Floor Gallery
Visit the Power of Children exhibit in the first floor gallery and see it interpreted through a brief (10-15 minute) museum theatre experience by performers from GreenMan Theatre Troupe. Each moving vignette will be followed by a Q&A session with the actor. Drop-in program, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Schedule of Performers:
September 8: On Again with Fresh Courage (Anne Frank)
September 15: A Marshal's Perspective (Ruby Bridges)
September 22: Heather (Ryan White)
September 29: The Longest Night (Miep Gies)

Youth Book Discussion: Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World

Tuesday, September 17
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 1st Floor Gallery
Registration Required: Online at or call 630-279-8696
This inspiring book by Garth Sundem spans the globe to tell the real-life stories of 30 children who showed true character and strength in the face of adversity. Participants will beet at Elmhurst History Museum for a tour of the Power of Children exhibit, and a discussion led by Elmhurst Public Library and EHM staff will follow. A limited number of books are available at Elmhurst Public Library. Age: Grades 4-5.

October 2019

The Power of Performance with GreenMan Theatre Troupe

Sunday, October 6
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost: Adults 18+-$5; Children 17 and under-FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Registration Required: Online at Eventbrite
Building on the September pop-up gallery performances, GreenMan Theatre Troupe returns to bring the Power of Children exhibit to a close in its final week with a series of dramatic scenes that evoke the characters encountered in the exhibit. Meet Otto and Anne Frank, Ryan White, and others as they share their stories and expand on the exhibit's powerful messages.

November 2019

Model Railroad Madness!

Saturday, November 16
Time: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
All aboard for a special day dedicated to train fun! Families are invited to drop in to meet local model train enthusiasts and collectors from Chicagoland T-Trak. See their innovative track layouts and learn about the hobby and how model trains work. No registration required. All ages welcome!