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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  2. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  3. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  4. Skating Tricks of the Trade

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. First St.

    Wednesday, July 18 Skating Tricks of the Trade Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Watch and learn from the pros at this amazing demonstration of roller skating skills from the Golden Age through today on the YMCA’s outdoor rink. DJ Oliver spins tunes and emcees this fun evening for all ages. Professional competitive freestyle skater Carrie Svihlik plus members of Chicago Roller Talent and The Osiris Initiative will demonstrate various skating styles from the 1940s-‘70s and beyond—including shuffles, spins, jumps, and Chicago’s own JB (James Brown) style skating. Concession sales available to support the YMCA scholarship fund. Outdoor event, rain date July 26. Limited seating available. Location: Elmhurst YMCA, 211 West First St. Admission: FREE

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  5. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  6. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  7. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  8. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  9. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  10. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  11. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  12. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  13. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  14. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  15. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 31, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    In the wake of the Great Depression and into the 1970s, America found itself with a new pastime: roller skating. At the height of The Golden Age in 1950, roller skating became the number one participatory sport in America with nearly 5,000 roller rinks and 18 million skaters—and Chicago was the epicenter of it all. Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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Explore Elmhurst Events

  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    June 1, 2018 - September 1, 2018 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history. See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection in the second floor hallway.

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  2. The Lion King Jr.

    July 9, 2018, 6:30 PM - July 26, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Epiphany Lutheran Church 314 W. Vallette Street, Elmhurst, IL.

    The ECT Summer Workshop is a scaled back production put together over a condensed period of time. The production features limited props, T-shirts as costumes and no sets. The Workshop is open to students who will be entering fifth grade to those who will be entering ninth grade for the 2018-2019 school year. Students must be Elmhurst residents or attend an Elmhurst school. Show dates Friday, July 27 7pm Saturday, July 28 2pm & 7pm

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  3. Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating

    July 13, 2018 - November 4, 2018 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    New original exhibit! Take a nostalgic trip to the glory days of roller skating to learn about the "rink rats"—the regulars at the legendary skating venues with names like The Elm, Arcadia, Riverview, Lombard, The Savoy, and others in the “Golden Era” of roller skating. Hear first-person accounts from skaters and view images and eclectic artifacts, from skating jackets and gear to competition medals, posters, and memorabilia. Inspired by the book by author and skater Tom Russo.

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  4. Rink Rats Rock! Exhibit Opening

    July 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - July 17, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Celebrate the joy of roller skating and the opening of our new Chicago Rink Rats exhibit. Be among the first to see the new exhibit, and enjoy live music by School of Rock and a book signing by author and exhibit writer, Tom Russo. Guests can lace up skates in our recreation of The Elm Skating Rink on the EHM grounds. BYO skates or limited skates/sizes available for use (socks required). Skate at your own risk, signed waivers required. Hot dogs and ice cream available for purchase.

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  5. The Point of the Dream

    July 15, 2018 - August 10, 2018 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S Cottage Hill Rd.

    Solo exhibition of Peter Steeves colorful, sometimes surreal, pointillist artwork. Most paintings available for sale, benefiting the artist, the EAG and the Elmhurst Art Museum. Meet the artist at the Reception, open to the public, July 20th.

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  6. One Book, One Community

    July 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    One Book, One Community is an opportunity for the entire Elmhurst community to read and engage with the same book. You voted, and your top pick is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Read and discuss at these events.

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  7. Block To Block Party

    July 18, 2018, All Day @ City Centre - Fountain Plaza and North York Plaza

    Come to the heart of downtown Elmhurst for live music with family and friends in two locations. Every Wednesday evening in June and July (no event on July 4th), some of your favorites from years past and some new soon-to-be favorites will play all the songs you know and love. Plan to grab dinner or dessert in City Centre and enjoy YOUR downtown!

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  8. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    A weekly market, Wednesdays from 7 am until 1 pm on Vallette just east of York - farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday through October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  9. Skating Tricks of the Trade

    July 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Watch and learn from the pros at this amazing demonstration of roller skating skills from the Golden Age through today on the YMCA’s outdoor rink. DJ Oliver spins tunes and emcees this fun evening. Professional competitive freestyle skater Carrie Svihlik and members of Chicago Roller Talent and The Osiris Initiative will demonstrate various skating styles from the ‘40s-‘70s and beyond—including shuffles, spins, jumps, and Chicago’s own JB (James Brown) style skating. Limited seating available.

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  10. Music at the Gazebo

    July 19, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Spring Rd. and the Prairie Path

    a mix of performers with music styles from big band to folk, country, and classic rock

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  11. Artists' Reception – Paintings by Peter M. Steeves

    July 20, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery; Elmhurst Art Museum

    The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (“EAG”) will host The Point of the Dream, featuring original dot paintings by EAG Board Member, Peter M. Steeves, in the EAG Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, from July 15 through August 10, 2018. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00pm where they can meet the artist and learn about his unique painting style and somnambulistic paintings. Steeves, who lives in Valparaiso, IN, and works in Naperville, IL, is a self-taught artist with a career that has spanned over twenty-five years exhibiting throughout the Chicagoland area. His work includes elements of surrealism, primitive symbolic and postmodern realism focusing on the emotion of images and pointillistic, dot patterns. The subjects of the paintings are pulled from his subconscious and transferred to the canvas to allow both artist and viewer to analyze the meaning.

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  12. Chakra Yoga at the Lizzadro

    July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Experience the benefits of yoga, utilizing the healing powers of chakra energy among the peaceful exhibits of stone to ease the nerves and calm the senses.

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  13. Lecture: Michelangelo Sabatino

    July 21, 2018, 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Michelangelo Sabatino will present a talk entitled "Brick vs. Steel: Modern Architecture & Preservation in Chicago". The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion about modern domestic structures in Chicago and its suburbs. Michelangelo Sabatino is the Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair and John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow at IIT's College of Architecture. Free with museum admission or current membership.

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  14. Start Your Rockin' Collection

    July 21, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Create your very own, personalized rock collection! Cartons and materials for decoration are provided. Each child can choose several rocks to start or fill in their collection carton. Rocks from home can also be brought in for identification.

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  15. Local Authors Fair

    July 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    =Elmhurst Public Library hosts its first ever Local Author Fair. Come meet local authors who discuss their books, answer questions, and sell and sign copies of their books. No registration required.

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  16. Block To Block Party

    July 25, 2018, All Day @ City Centre - Fountain Plaza and North York Plaza

    Come to the heart of downtown Elmhurst for live music with family and friends in two locations. Every Wednesday evening in June and July (no event on July 4th), some of your favorites from years past and some new soon-to-be favorites will play all the songs you know and love. Plan to grab dinner or dessert in City Centre and enjoy YOUR downtown!

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  17. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    A weekly market, Wednesdays from 7 am until 1 pm on Vallette just east of York - farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday through October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  18. Time Capsule Celebration

    July 25, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    In honor of the newly renovated Kids’ Library, help celebrate the past, present, and future by participating in the creation of a Library time capsule. Participants are invited to write letters and place them in the capsule. Pick up letter templates in the Kids Library July 16-Aug. 25. The capsule will be opened in ten years on the Library’s 25th anniversary. No registration required.

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  19. Glow Golf

    July 25, 2018, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ The Hub at Berens Park

    Experience mini-golf in a whole new light at Glow Golf, taking place at The Hub at Berens Park. Play a round of golf with glow-in-the-dark balls and glow sticks.

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  20. ECT Presents The LIon King Jr

    July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - July 28, 2018 @ Timothy Chirstian School, 188 W Butterfield

    Elmhurst Children's Theatre will present The Lion King Jr. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

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  21. Elmhurst Art Museum Family Day

    July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S Cottage Hill Ave

    We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the exhibition "Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views."

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  22. Elmhurst Art Museum Family Day

    July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the exhibition Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views. Free with museum admission or current membership.

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  23. Elmhurst Architecture Walking Tour

    July 29, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Join us for a walking tour that explores modern architecture in Elmhurst including the Henderson House by Frank Lloyd Wright and McCormick House by Mies van der Rohe.

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  24. Elmhurst Architecture Walking Tour

    July 29, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S Cottage Hill Ave

    Join us for a walking tour that explores modern architecture in Elmhurst including the Henderson House by Frank Lloyd Wright and McCormick House by Mies van der Rohe. Tickets can be purchased online at www.elmhurstartmuseum.org

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