Current Exhibits


The Bicycle: Two Wheels to Adventure

June 9-September 17, 2023

Over the past 200 years, the bicycle has evolved into a vehicle that opens doors to new adventures and experiences for all ages. Learn about the many ways this 19th-century invention significantly impacted Chicagoland manufacturing, transportation, and lifestyle by redefining an era of newfound leisure and independence. This story of the “human-powered carriage” is told through examples of iconic bicycles, artifacts, and timeless photographs. See a special display on Elmhurst adventurer, educator, and World’s Most Traveled Man, J. Hart Rosdail, and hear colorful tales from his record-setting journeys across the globe on his trusted bicycle, Jacqueline.  Sponsored by: Feze Roofing, Lakeside Bank, and Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law.


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

NEW UPDATES! Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative, award-winning exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165+ years. The Museum’s second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, artifact towers, rare collection photos, and more. View the newly updated exhibit introduction that documents the early history of the Native cultures that populated the Elmhurst area before the arrival of European settlers. In our mini-theatre, select from a menu of video options including a documentary on Elmhurst history and the story of the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway. Sponsored by: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.