If you have visited our latest exhibit, “Lost Chicagoland Department Stores,” you’ve learned about the evolution of the retail industry and brick-and-mortar stores, and the importance of supporting businesses in our communities.

Elmhurst, IL is home to numerous small businesses, all of which have an immense impact on our city. We encourage you to shop small and support local this holiday season, starting with Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25!

Here are a few resources to find local retailers:

Explore Elmhurst

Elmhurst City Centre

Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce

Spring Road Business Association

York & Vallette Business Association


For additional information on the Elmhurst History Museum and our “Lost Chicagoland Department Stores” exhibit, please click here.