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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 5, 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. First Friday Gallery Talk

    March 6, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 2nd floor gallery

    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.

  4. Curator's Gallery Talk

    March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 1st floor gallery

    Elmhurst Historical Museum’s curator of exhibits, Lance Tawzer, will be in the first floor gallery in the “Let Children Be Children” exhibit to talk with visitors and delve into the poignant work of American photographer Lewis Wickes Hine.

  5. Elmhurst Quarry Tour

    March 21, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility

    NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS CLOSED AS OF 3/2/15. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, a site generally closed to the public. In observance of National Flood Awareness Week, tour participants will learn about the quarry's history, visit various areas including private quarry platforms, and see how the DuPage County Stormwater Management currently operates the facility to reduce flooding. Following the quarry tour, museum visitors may join a guided tour of the “By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst” exhibit and enjoy a brief film on the quarry’s history. Registration required through Elmhurst Park District at www.epd.org. To request accommodations for visitors with disabilities, please e-mail EHMAccess@elmhurst.org or call 630-530-6879 at least three weeks prior to the tour. Co-presented by DuPage County Stormwater Management, Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst Park District.

  6. Sun Print Workshop

    March 31, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library - Large Meeting Room

    Celebrate Spring Break week by creating a beautiful sun print. Participants will use sunlight to create unique prints and learn about different photography techniques, such as those used by Lewis Wickes Hine in the Elmhurst Historical Museum’s current “Let Children Be Children” exhibit. Register with the Elmhurst Public Library in person, by phone, or online with your valid EPL card starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Co-presented by Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst Public Library.


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