Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Winter 2019 Calendar of Events for programs from November 2019-February 2020.

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


WINTER 2020 ADULT PROGRAMS                                                                                                              

TRAIN SONGS OF AMERICA WITH DEAN MILANO                                                                         

Saturday, January 11                                                                                                                                    

12:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: EHM Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879
Folk musician Dean Milano presents an engaging musical program of train-themed songs from America's past--some well-known favorites and a few obscure selections as well! The program includes a slideshow featuring photos and artwork of trains throughout history. All ages welcome.

CHICAGOLAND: CITY AND SUBURBS OF THE RAILROAD AGE

Sunday, January 26

2:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members, $5 Non-Members
Location: EHM Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879
Join Dr. Ann Durkin Keating, professor of history at North Central College, as she discusses the influence of the railroad in the 19th century in northeastern Illinois through a slide lecture. Dr. Keating is an accomplished author of many publications including Chicagoland: City and Suburbs of the Railroad Age (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and she is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Chicago.

NEXT STOP ELMHURST: AN EXPLORATION OF ELMHURST RAILROADS PRESENT AND PAST

Thursday, February 13

3:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
Location: EHM Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879
New Throwback Thursday Lecture Series!
EHM curator of exhibits, Dan Bartlett, will talk about the earliest history of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad through the western suburbs, its operations, and how the coming of that first rail line from Chicago affected the communities along its path.

GALLERY TALK: ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Sunday, February 23

2:00 p.m. Cost: FREE
Location: EHM First Floor Gallery
More is learned during the research phase of an exhibit than can possibly be included in our gallery. Join our curator of exhibits, Dan Bartlett, as he shares in-depth details about Chicagoland railroad history, the effect of the railroad on Elmhurst and other suburbs, and the creation of the On the Right Track exhibit. Drop-in adult program, no registration required.