Upcoming Exhibits


November 14, 2019-March 29, 2020
On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond

What role did the railroad play in shaping regional settlement in Chicago, its suburbs and throughout the Midwest? How do the railroads of nearly a century ago compare with those running through the city today--and how do they manage to keep all those trains on the right track? Find out about local railroad history through a wide array of interesting artifacts including: dining car china, vintage telegraph equipment, lanterns, a steam engine bell and whistle, and lots more. See the original 1894-era Elmhurst station sign and scale models of train stations, locomotives and railroad cares. Kids can try out hands-on learning stations including a wooden train play area, working telegraph, and track switching game.
Exhibit Sponsors: Community Bank of Elmhurst and Prairie Forge Group

Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: FREE


What will EHM be presenting in our exhibit galleries in 2020? Click here to download a PDF with our 2020 Exhibits Schedule.