Upcoming Exhibits

COMING SOON TO ELMHURST HISTORY MUSEUM:

Once Upon a Playground (CANCELLED)


April 17-May 24, 2020



The Great Midwestern Road Trip
June 19-September 20, 2020
Pack up the station wagon and 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. The exhibit will feature family photographs and video, scrapbooks,kitschy souvenirs, road signs, travel gear and more. Interactive learning stations include a pack-the-car game, road trip bingo and maps to track where visitors vacationed over the years.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior


October 2-November 29, 2020
Through 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 & Artists.


See our Current Exhibits page for info on our current offerings.