Elmhurst Historical Museum 120 E. Park Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126, Ph: 630-833-1457 Tues-Sun 1-5 pm Free Admission

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Current Exhibits

Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Admission: FREE        See the EXHIBITS main page for our Exhibition Schedule.  


Important Visitor Message: Museum galleries are closed through January 8, 2015 for facility upgrades and installation of new exhibits. Offsite programs, school services and reference services are still available. Call 630-833-1457 or email for more information.

Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars takes a road trip

Chicago Civil War LogoFirst stop:  Harold Washington Library, Chicago IL. 
Runs through February 8, 2015.







Cracker Jack FactorySweet Home Chicago hits the road

We are pleased to report that 4,000 visitors checked out the Sweet Home Chicago exhibit at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago from December 2012 through March 2013. The exhibit also continued to travel throughout the Midwest in 2013-14 making stops at the West Chicago City Museum, Gail Borden Library in Elgin, and the Geneva History Center. See our Past Exhibits section for more information on the exhibit. If you are interested in details on the rental of the traveling version of this exhibit, please contact Lance Tawzer, curator of exhibits, at 630-833-1457 or


Elmhurst History Exhibits

Berens family in ElmhurstElmhurst Navy Mothers Club 1949York HS Band circa 1928

Visions of HomeMansion Museum
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.

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.


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