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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Upcoming Exhibits                                           See the EXHIBITS main page for our Exhibition Schedule 


Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 
From the George Eastman House Collection
General Admission: Free     For CURRENT EXHIBITS, click here.

Coming Soon:
January 9, 2015 - April 5, 2015
New Traveling Exhibit:
Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor


A telling look at the industrialization of America, this 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.

New Exhibit! By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
Opens February 28, 2015


The Museum's entire second floor gallery will be transformed into an innovative exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Visitors will enjoy thoughtful displays that combine artifacts and the latest museum technology to create an engaging and informative experience.

Your help is needed to make this new exhibit a reality. Donate to the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation’s Visionary Voices Campaign today: visit www.elmhurstheritagefoundation.org or call 630-833-1457 to make your tax-deductible donation.


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