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Elmhurst History 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 has been transformed into an innovative new 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. Experience thought-provoking displays, compelling photos and objects, a short original documentary on Elmhurst in the theatre, and travel through the city via an amazing high-tech map.

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  2. Gallery Talk with Landscape Architect Alan Watkins

    May 14, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    As shown in our Patios, Pools exhibit, the invention of the American backyard raises a number of intriguing threads. Unravel these topics with Alan C. Watkins, landscape architect. This program takes place in first floor gallery, and participants will walk around the Patios, Pools exhibit with Mr. Watkins during this informal gallery talk.

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  3. The Biggest Museum Day Ever

    May 15, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Museums and Wilder Park Conservatory

    Sunday, May 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m. 20th Annual Elmhurst Museum Day FREE Celebrate the 20th Anniversary and BIGGEST Museum Day ever! Jump on board the trolley as it rolls through Elmhurst to visit three local museums and the Wilder Park cultural campus. Ride the trolley to each location for free admission, exhibit tours, activities, refreshments, and more. This year, the fun spills into Wilder Park where the Elmhurst Park District Conservatory joins in the party, food trucks will be available for picnics, and Elmhurst Public Library hosts games and storytimes for kids. Locations: Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. (education center only/exhibits closed); Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave.; Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.; Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave.; Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave. More info: or 630-833-1457

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