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PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS   Download our Winter Calendar

JANUARY 2023

Gallery Talk: In Pursuit of Happiness Exhibit
If you were unable to attend our Jan. 15th Gallery Talk with Sandy Denninger, access a pre-recorded version HERE on YouTube through 5/14/2023.

Lecture: How the World Came to Lake Michigan's Shores
Sunday, January 29

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Cost: FREE to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members, $5 Non-Members
Registration Required: Register on Eventbrite
At least since the first Algonquian-speaking tribes arrived here, the Chicago area has attracted people whose lives were disrupted by war, famine, revolution, and economic crisis from all over the world. Join author and College of DuPage Professor of History Sam Mitrani to learn why so many came here and how these successive waves of immigrants have shaped and been shaped by this region we call home.

FEBRUARY 2023

Presidents Day School's Out Day Camp
Monday, February 20, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Cost: $40 per child
Registration Required: Register on Eventbrite
School’s out and our winter day camp is in session! Drop the kids off for a variety of fun and educational activities led by museum staff. Participants will tour the museum, create crafts, play games, and learn about the history of Presidents Day. Appropriate for kids in grades 2-5. Participants should bring lunch and a snack. Limit: 20 participants.

Cultural Connections Through Coffee
Saturday, February 25

Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Brewpoint Craft Elmhurst, 617 N. York St., Elmhurst
Cost: $10 per person
Registration Required: Register on Eventbrite 
Coffee is so much more than just a popular beverage; it represents a global cultural connection that transcends borders. Join Brewpoint’s Head Roaster, Haley Sliwa, and Founder and CEO Melissa Villanueva for a discussion about coffee and its relationship to cultures across the world. Learn about how and where Brewpoint sources their coffee and the people who contribute to your cup of “joe.” Afterwards, enjoy coffee samples and pastries while supplies last and to listen to live music performed by jazz guitarist Neal Alger and Brazilian percussionist Heitor Garcia from the Old Town School of Folk Music. Limit: 40 participants.

MARCH 2023

SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENT--TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Chicago Immigrant Orchestra                                                                    
Sunday, March 26    Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst University, Hammerschmidt Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave.
Cost: $15 General Admission, $10 Under 18  TICKETS: Register on Eventbrite
Prepare to be amazed by the Chicago Immigrant Orchestra, an ensemble whose diverse and talented members hail from Chicago’s immigrant community to represent globe-spanning musical traditions. Orchestra members play instruments native to their countries of origin, blending together to create a unique yet harmonious sound. Under the direction of virtuoso guitarist Fareed Haque and composer and multi-instrumentalist Wanees Zarour, the Chicago Immigrant Orchestra explores the relationships and differences among these different traditions, creating a tapestry of cultures to deliver a one-of-a-kind world music experience. Note: Seating in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel is not reserved. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.