The Elmhurst History Museum proudly presents a diverse array of exhibits each year to fulfill our mission to engage people with history. From original exhibits created in-house by staff, to national touring exhibits from other institutions, as well as our ongoing core exhibit on Elmhurst history -- there's always something new to see and experience in our galleries!

2020 Exhibition Schedule


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

The Museum's entire second floor is home to an interactive, innovative exhibit taking visitors on a journey through Elmhurst's history over the past 165+ years. Experience Elmhurst history through an award-winning exhibit about how the city grew and developed over the years. MORE INFO

January 1-March 29, 2020

On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond

What role did the railroad play in putting Chicago suburbs on the map and expanding Chicago's reach beyond the Midwest? Find out in this new exhibit created by the EHM staff that explores the history of Chicago area railroads and the importance of national and regional railways past and present. MORE INFO

June 26-October 11, 2020

The Great Midwestern Road Trip

Take a nostalgic journey exploring the history of the classic Midwest summer vacation experience in the years following World War II through the 1970s. The Great Midwestern Road Trip chronicles the iconic destinations Chicago area families visited and what they encountered along the way, from roadside attractions and tourist traps to memorable resorts, restaurants, and motels. MORE INFO

October 23-December 20, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

Through detailed reproduction drawings and photographs, this exhibit illustrates the myriad ways--both obvious and subtle--in which Frank Lloyd Wright created the visual character of an interior space, with each object acting as an essential detail of the large whole. A national touring exhibit from International Arts & ArtistsMORE INFO