Current Exhibits


Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods
 June 24-October 2, 2022

Chicago’s food fame rests on three stalwart pillars: pizza, hot dogs, and Italian beef. Learn about the origins of these and other iconic Chicagoland eats and weigh in on whether there is ever a time when ketchup belongs on a hot dog, Italian beef is consumed wet or dry, or if pizza should be cut in squares or triangles. Explore the history of many classic Chicago food traditions as well as the often colorful innovators and establishments that earned the devotion of generations of foodies, including Vienna Beef, Portillo's, Lou Malnati's and more. Dip into the history of one of the legendary Chicago desserts – the five-tiered Rainbow Cone – and kids can play at an interactive food service station. Cast your vote for your favorite Chicago specialties, and let the food fights begin!
Sponsored by: Feze Roofing, Guaranteed Rate–John Noldan, Itasca Bank & Trust Company, Lakeside Bank
Media Coverage:
Watch a clip from Fox 32 Good Day Chicago featuring Director Dave Oberg
Read the article from the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press  
Listen to the WBBM News Radio interview with Dave Oberg
Read the article in the Chicago Sun-Times

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst 

Ongoing in the 2nd Floor Gallery

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative, award-winning exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165+ years. The Museum’s second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, artifact towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway. Sponsored by: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation

 Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: SUN, TUE-FRI 1-5 p.m.; SAT 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays) 
Admission: FREE