Current Exhibits

See the EXHIBITS main page for our annual Exhibition Schedule.
Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  FREE ADMISSION

But Wait, There's More: The Irresistible Appeal & Spiel of Ronco & Popeil

June 17-September 18, 2016 - 1st Floor Gallery

The Pocket Fisherman, the Chop-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone—any Baby Boomer of the 1960s or ‘70s remembers America's most famous TV pitchman: Chicagoan Ron Popeil. Popeil was a tireless innovator, clever inventor, and irrepressible pitchman who entered American homes with an endless array of gadgets and kitchen helpers, all designed to save time and money for consumers. Learn the Popeil story through “the art of the pitch” video interactive, step into the booth to make-your-own TV commercial to post on social media, and explore many of Popeil’s most popular gadgets at hands-on displays.


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
Ongoing - 2nd Floor Gallery

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Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative new 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 entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, an interactive tabletop map, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre.

Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers
program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this exciting new exhibit. Funding for this exhibit was provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.

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Exhibit Rental

Interested in details on rental of a traveling exhibit created by Elmhurst History Museum staff?
Please contact Lance Tawzer, curator of exhibits, at 630-833-1457 or Lance Tawzer.