2013 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
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February 1 - May 19, 2013
On the Road to Glory: Fred Lorenzen
The Chicago World's Fairs, and Elmhurst's many connections, are explored in this temporary exhibit in the 2nd floor gallery. See World's Fair artifacts, rare photos, and hear the stories of three locals whose personal stories were tied to fairs.
The story of NASCAR legend and Elmhurst native Fred Lorenzen comes to life in an exciting new exhibit detailing his impressive career and personal triumphs and tribulations...a heartfelt story of determination and grit.
Extended through April 21, 2013
Elmhurst Goes to the Fair
May 31 - August 25, 2013
Shutter to Think: The Rock & Roll Lens of Paul Natkin
Paul Natkin is widely considered to be one of Chicago’s greatest rock-and-roll photographers. Starting in the early 1970s, Natkin traveled the world capturing signature moments of drama, excitement, outrageousness and excess that propelled rock’s tumultuous history. See many of Natkin’s photos of rock icons and bands including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Madonna, Pearl Jam, The Who and more.
August 30 - October 20, 2013
Our Lives, Our Stories: America's Greatest Generation
Learn about the incredible experiences and personal stories of "The Greatest Generation" in this Midwest debut of a national traveling exhibition on the men and women who were born into the Great Depression and fought for their country during World War II. An NEH On the Road exhibit sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and created by the Minnesota Historical Society.
November 8, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Carl Sandburg in Elmhurst
Prairie poet, Lincoln biographer, newspaperman, political activist, movie critic, family man, author -- Carl Sandburg wore many hats during the 1920s when he resided with his family in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. This new exhibit, created by the Elmhurst Historical Museum staff, features many rare photos, video footage, and artifacts related to Sandburg from his prolific Elmhurst years.
Visions of Home
This award-winning exhibit tells the story of Elmhurst from its beginnings as a prairie village to a modern Midwestern suburb. Examine items and images of our town's history from 1834 to the present. To view Visions of Home in detail, take the Virtual Tour.
From Mansion to Museum
This permanent display traces the evolution of the Glos Mansion, from private residence to public institution. Having served as both City Hall and a museum after being a home for 40 years, the Glos Mansion is much changed. The exhibit includes drawings and furnishings from various time periods.