Family Programs

FALL 2019 FAMILY PROGRAMS

                                                                                                                                  

September 2019    

                                                                                                                                                         

Power of Children: Pop-Up Gallery Performances

Sundays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: 2:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 1st Floor Gallery
Visit the Power of Children exhibit in the first floor gallery and see it interpreted through a brief (10-15 minute) museum theatre experience by performers from GreenMan Theatre Troupe. Each moving vignette will be followed by a Q&A session with the actor. Drop-in program, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Schedule of Performers:
September 8: On Again with Fresh Courage (Anne Frank)
September 15: A Marshal's Perspective (The Marshall who escorted Ruby Bridges to school)
September 22: Heather (Ryan White's best friend)
September 29: The Longest Night (Miep Gies, protector of the Frank family)


Youth Book Discussion: Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World

Tuesday, September 17
PLEASE NOTE: This program has been cancelled.

October 2019

The Power of Performance with GreenMan Theatre Troupe

Sunday, October 6
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost: Adults 18+-$5; Children 17 and under-FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Registration Required: Online at Eventbrite
Building on the September pop-up gallery performances, GreenMan Theatre Troupe returns to bring the Power of Children exhibit to a close in its final week 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.

November 2019

Model Railroad Madness!

Saturday, November 16
Time: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
All aboard for a special day dedicated to train fun! Families are invited to drop in to meet local model train enthusiasts and collectors from Chicagoland T-Trak. See their innovative track layouts and learn about the hobby and how model trains work. No registration required. All ages welcome!