See the EXHIBITS main page for our annual Exhibition Schedule. Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
OPENING SUMMER 2016
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
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.