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.From the George Eastman House Collection
Admission: FREE        See the EXHIBITS main page for our Exhibition Schedule.

January 15 - April 5, 2015
Let Children Be Children:                                                                                Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor


A telling look at the industrialization of America, this traveling photographic exhibition from the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY reveals the circumstances that poor working children endured until legislation against child labor prevailed as late as 1938. Lewis Wickes Hine (American, 1874-1940) was a sociologist whose photographs captured his abiding concern for children, immigrants, and working-class people. He was hired by the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) in 1906 to document the harsh conditions in which children worked. Hine spent ten years photographing in the canneries, coal mines, cotton mills, farms, and sweatshops common during the early 20th century. Through the use of photography, Hine and the NCLC gained the attention of government officials and aroused public sentiment against child labor practices in the United States. Location: 1st Floor Gallery

Children's Reading List: Click here to download a reading list of exhibit-related books for kids.


Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars takes a road trip  Chicago Civil War Logo
Harold Washington Library, Chicago IL 
Runs through February 8, 2015

If you missed it in Elmhurst, you still have a chance to see the well received Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars exhibit in downtown Chicago. This highly engaging, interactive look at Chicago's most heated sports fan rivalry is a must-see for history and baseball fans.



Exhibit Rental

If you are interested in details on rental of a traveling exhibit created by Elmhurst Historical Museum staff, please contact Lance Tawzer, curator of exhibits, at 630-833-1457 or


New Elmhurst History Exhibit -- COMING IN 2015! By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

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


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