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Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    February 28, 2015 - December 31, 2099 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery

    The Museum’s entire second floor gallery will be transformed into an innovative exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Visitors will enjoy thoughtful displays that combine artifacts and the latest in museum technology to create an engaging and informative experience.

  2. Pigskin Peanuts Exhibit

    June 12, 1:00 PM - August 9, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum
    120 E. Park Ave.
    Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Calling kids and comics fans of all ages for a summer of fun with the Peanuts gang. “Pigskin Peanuts,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, showcases 50 of Schulz's popular football-themed Sunday and daily strips depicting the cartoonist's wry humor through the exploits of the beloved Peanuts characters. Visitors will experience classic Peanuts objects and memorabilia, plus interactive activity stations: dress up in the team locker room, snap a football trading card photo, and try out Lucy’s infamous “Fall Classic” by pulling the football from Charlie Brown.

  3. Gallery Talk with Virginia Stewart

    August 7, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical 2nd floor gallery

    The By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst exhibit is chock-full of history! Join a curator or community member for a gallery talk series that focuses on different aspects of the new exhibit each month—homing in on varying themes that make Elmhurst unique. This month, exhibit writer and history professor Dr. Virginia Stewart will explore the exhibit theme “Culture.”

  4. Third Thursday After Hours

    August 20, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum Grounds and Museum

    Elmhurst Historical Museum is open late on Third Thursdays this summer to welcome families and working folks for a relaxed evening at the museum. Pick up a picnic dinner to enjoy on the museum grounds (weather permitting). Listen to live jazz music on the lawn, and tour the "Pigskin Peanuts" and "Beyond All Accounts" exhibits. Complimentary dessert and free admission. BYO blanket or chairs, limited number of picnic tables available.


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