Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Fall 2019 Calendar of Events for programs from September-November 2019.

Please visit our Special Events page for additional Elmhurst History Museum events.



Pop-Up Gallery Performances: Power of Children Exhibit

Sundays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29

Please see our FAMILY PROGRAMS PAGE for more info.

Bus Tour to Illinois Holocaust Museum

Thursday, September 19

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Cost: $45 per person

Tickets and Registration:

Call Jessie at 630-530-6879 and leave message with name, phone and number of tickets
Travel by coach bus to Skokie to explore the Illinois Holocaust Museum's fascinating and poignant collection and exhibits. Participants receive a guided tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition and encounter the Take a Stand Center: Abe & Ida Cooper Survivor Stories Experience. Price includes transportation, admission, tour and boxed lunch. Participants meet at EHM's Education Center.

Elmhurst Quarry Tour

Saturday, September 21

Please see our SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more info.

Adult Book Discussion: Enrique's Journey

Thursday, September 26

6:30-8:00 p.m. Cost: FREE

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 1st Floor Gallery

Registration Required:

E-mail or call 630-530-6879 (leave message with name/phone number)
Written by Sonia Nazario and based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, Enrique's Journey tells the story of a young Honduran boy who ventures to the U.S. to find his mother, who left their home country to find work and support her family. Discussion led by Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst History Museum staff. Program includes after-hours access to exhibits. A limited number of books are available at Elmhurst Public Library.


The Roland Quest Lecture at Elmhurst College

The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create: Lessons from My Journey Co-Founding the Malala Fund to NOW

Thursday, October 3 

Please see our SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more info.

The Power of Performance with GreenMan Theatre Troupe

Sunday, October 6

2:00 p.m.  Cost: Adults 18+-$5; Children 17 and under--FREE


Elmhurst History Museum Education Center

Registration Required:

Order online on Eventbrite
Building on the pop-up gallery performances presented in September, GreenMan Theatre Troupe brings the Power of Children exhibit theatrical experience to a close with a series of dramatic scenes that evoke the characters encountered in the exhibit. Meet Otto and Anne Frank, Ryan White, and others as they share their stories and expand on the exhibit's powerful messages. Don't miss this powerful and moving performance!

Haunted History with Ghost Head Soup

Friday, October 18

6:30-9:00 p.m. Cost: $20 per person

Registration Required: Order online on Eventbrite
Get ready for Halloween by spending a paranormal evening at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse with Ghost Head Soup. Learn about the history of the Schoolhouse and adjacent cemetery, and hear haunted talles and hair-raising evidence of paranormal activity. Get a demonstration of ghost hunting equipment (participants may bring their own gear). Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes recommended. Note: Age 14+ only. Participants must be able to traverse uneven terrain in low light and sign a waiver.