Adult Programs

Museum Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Download our 2016 Summer Calendar of Events here.


Meet Exhibit Author Tim Samuelson

Sunday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. FREE 

Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s official cultural historian and author of the book “But Wait,There’s More!,” the resource for our current exhibit, presents a talk about his fascination with collecting Ronco products and the cultural impact of the Popeil phenomenon on American culture. PLEASE NOTE: The date of this program was program was printed incorrectly in the print version of our calendar of events. It is listed correctly here and in our online calendar.

Location: Education Center


Isn't That Amazing! Summer Spectacular

Sunday, July 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Celebrate summer and our “But Wait, There’s More!” exhibit with an outrageously fun afternoon on the museum grounds showcasing the gadgets,gimmicks, and zany appeal of Ronco and Popeil products.

Watch various “O-Matic” product demonstrations at booths in the tent

Compete for prizes by showing off your singing skills onstage withMr. Microphone Karaoke

Don’t miss the Ronco Chef Challenge as local chefs make creative dishes
using Popeil products like the Chop-O-Matic, Kitchen Magician, and Veg-O-Matic

Location: Elmhurst History Museum grounds


Elmhurst Architecture Tour

Saturday, August 20, 3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: $15 Elmhurst Heritage Foundation/Elmhurst Art Museum Members; $20 for Non-Members

Walk with architect Robert Bunda around Elmhurst to examine someeclectic architectural gems—from Prairie School and classic bungalowsto Romanesque and International styles. The tour departs from the Elmhurst Art Museum and ends at the Elmhurst History Museum. Co-presented by Elmhurst Art Museum and Elmhurst History Museum.

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Locations: Elmhurst Art Museum (150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.) and Elmhurst History Museum (120 E. Park Ave.).

Elmhurst Architecture Lecture

Saturday, August 27, 3 p.m. FREE

Architect Robert Bunda presents an interesting slide lecture showcasing some of Elmhurst’s significant architectural and
historic buildings. Through the use of the photographic resources of the Elmhurst History Museum, the presentation will not only identify the structures, but put them in context with one another and tell their stories. Co-presented by Elmhurst Art Museum and Elmhurst History Museum.

Location: Elmhurst Art Museum,150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.