Museum Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
See the EXHIBITS main page for our Exhibition Schedule.
On the Road to Glory: Fred Lorenzen
February 1 - May 19, 2013
The story of NASCAR legend and Elmhurst native Fred Lorenzen comes to life through photos, artifacts, and exciting race footage depicting a little-known local hero who etched his name in the annals of racing history. Find out how this Midwestern outsider, known as “Fearless Freddie,” got the inside track in the early days of professional NASCAR racing to become a fan favorite and winner of the 1965 Daytona 500. See the Fred Lorenzen tribute car, an exact replica of Lorenzen’s #28 1964 Ford Galaxie,
on opening weekend, Feb. 1-3 from 1-5 p.m. and Museum Day (May 19). This exhibit is generously supported by Chicagoland Speedway.
Read more about this exhibit...
Chicago Tribune Jan. 2013
Elmhurst Press, Feb. 2013
Rant Sports article, Jan. 2013
Jan. 28 article on todrive.com
Cover story of Inside Elmhurst debut issue, Feb. 2013
Sweet Home Chicago hits the road
We are pleased to report that 4000 visitors checked out the Sweet Home Chicago exhibit at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago from December 2012 through March 2013. The exhibit will continue to travel throughout the Midwest in 2013-14 making stops at the 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 .
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.
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.