The Elmhurst History Museum proudly presents a diverse array of exhibits each year to fulfill our mission to engage people with history. From original exhibits created in-house by staff, to national touring exhibits from other institutions, as well as our ongoing core exhibit on Elmhurst history -- there's always something new to see and experience in our galleries!

2023 Exhibition Schedule

ONGOING   By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst 

Experience Elmhurst history through an award-winning exhibit about how the city grew and developed over the its 165+ year history. The Museum's entire second floor is home to an innovative journey through Elmhurst's past that includes an eclectic array of artifacts from local businesses, residents and organizations, rare photographs, an interactive tabletop map, a documentary on Elmhurst history and lots more. MORE INFO

October 6, 2023 - January 28, 2024  Lost Chicago Department Stores

Take a nostalgic trip back to the heyday of Chicago area department stores like Marshall Field's, Sears, Montgomery Ward and more, and learn about their iconic history through an array of artifacts, images, video, and memorabilia. This collaboration with exhibit partner and historian Leslie Goddard, who will share items from her personal collection, will be a perfect holiday experience for all ages!