Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
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
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.
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