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Elmhurst Historical Museum

  1. Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor

    January 15, 1:00 PM - April 4, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 1st Floor Gallery

    A telling look at the industrialization of America, this compelling photographic exhibition reveals the dire circumstances that poor working children endured until legislation against child labor prevailed as late as 1938 through the lens of Lewis Wickes Hines.

  2. New Exhibit! 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.

  3. Spring Break Movie at the Library: Newsies

    April 2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library - Storytime Room

    Bring the kids to see one of America’s favorite musicals, based on the story of the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When newspaper boys are exploited by their bosses, the young people set out to enact change. Starring Christian Bale. Rated PG. 1992. 125 minutes. Assistive Listening Devices available for visitors with hearing loss. Tickets will be available at Elmhurst Public Library on the day of the program with valid EPL card. Co-presented by Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst Public Library.

  4. First Friday Gallery Talk

    April 3, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum

    Dive deep into Elmhurst history with history professor and author Dr. Virginia Stewart as your guide. Dr. Stewart served as an exhibit writer for the new exhibit, “By All Accounts: The History of Elmhurst,” and she will explore different exhibit themes and interesting objects with gallery visitors. Location: Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

  5. Elmhurst Trivia Night at Pints

    April 16, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Pints

    Two sessions: 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. FREE Round up your friends and wow your neighbors with your amazing knowledge of Elmhurst history! Join in the fun at Pints for Elmhurst Trivia Night. Participants will compete with other trivia teams to win exciting prizes and learn about Elmhurst history.


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