February 28, 2015 - December 31, 2099
Elmhurst Historical Museum
August 11, 2015 - June 1, 2016
September 8, 2015 - November 29, 2015
September 8, 2015 - December 13, 2015
2015-2-28T12:00 AMFebruary 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.
2015-9-11T4:00 PMSeptember 11, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
@ Elmhurst Historical Museum 2nd floor gallery
The “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst” exhibit is filled with Elmhurst’s rich history in every corner. Join a curator or community member to focus on specifics aspects of the new exhibit that make Elmhurst unique. EHM registrar Daniel Lund will be explore the theme “Community” at the object tower in the second floor gallery.
2015-9-18T1:00 PMSeptember 18, 1:00 PM, 2015 - February 14, 2016, 5:00 PM
Chicago was built by immigrants seeking new opportunities, and one of the notable crafts brought with them was beer brewing. German-Americans established Chicago’s first brewery in 1833, and the Town of Chicago became official at a tavern that year after a gathering and vote of 12-1. Beer has been a component of Chicago’s colorful fabric ever since, continuing today with the emergence of the home brewing trend and a vibrant craft beer industry. “Beer Chicago” provides a unique and engaging historical look at beer culture, taverns, and breweries and the city’s seemingly unquenchable thirst for beer. Learn about different beers brewed in the Chicago area, explore the science of beer making at a hands-on activity station, and encounter the “bartender” at an interactive video kiosk as he shares knowledge about Chicago saloon and tavern history.
2015-9-19T1:00 PMSeptember 19, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
@ Elmhurst Historical Museum Grounds
Join us for a craft brew celebration and fundraiser to benefit Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and Rotary Club of Elmhurst, and to kick off the “Beer Chicago: A Refreshing History” exhibit at Elmhurst Historical Museum. This festive fall afternoon features more than 50 craft beer selections from 29+ craft and microbreweries including Two Brothers, Lagunitas, Church Street, Argus, Lakefront, Goose Island, and many more. Ticket price includes souvenir tasting glass, 18 beer tasting tickets, light snacks, door prizes, live music, and more under a tent on the EHM grounds. Must be 21+ to participate. Rain or shine. Platinum sponsor: Pints in Elmhurst.
Tickets: Early bird until Sept. 11: $35; after Sept. 11 or at gate: $45
Order online at www.elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com
Location: Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
More info: www.elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com or 630-833-1457
2015-9-26T11:00 AMSeptember 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
@ Churchville Schoolhouse, located just north of Grand Ave. on Church Road in Bensenville
Head back to school with EHM at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse! Built c. 1846, the Churchville Schoolhouse will be open to the public for classes with the school marm, old-fashioned games, vintage crafts, and fun to engage the young and young at heart. Conrad Fischer Elementary School Singers will perform numbers from yesteryear at 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Lemonade and light refreshments provided. Rain or shine. Churchville Schoolhouse is a National Register of Historic Places site owned by the City of Elmhurst and managed by Elmhurst Historical Museum.