Upcoming Exhibits See the EXHIBITS main page for our Exhibition Schedule
Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
General Admission: Free
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Coming Attractions in 2013:
May 31 – August 25, 2013
September 1 – October 20, 2013
Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation
Shutter to Think: The Rock & Roll Lens of Paul Natkin
Paul Natkin is widely considered to be one of Chicago’s most accomplished music photographers. Starting in the early 1970s, Natkin traveled the world documenting signature moments of drama, excitement, and excess that propelled rock’s tumultuous history. His astute eye and knack for capturing “the decisive moment” earned international acclaim and resulted in numerous magazine and album covers. Learn the stories behind many of Natkin’s photos of rock icons including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Pearl Jam, The Who and many more. Narrative written by award-winning Chicago Sun-Times writer Dave Hoekstra and interpretive video elements produced by Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. Experience engaging interactives including a Rolling Stone magazine photo op in the 2nd floor gallery and a spyglass for kids to discover hidden clues.
Our Lives, Our Stories explores
the life arc of a single generation—the stories of their lives, told in
their words—from birth to old age. Born in the 1910s and 1920s, this
generation of people were decisively shaped by their experiences during
the Depression and World War II. They went on to make the "baby boom"
and shape the economic boom of the postwar era, and to become some of
the twentieth century’s most influential figures. Today—well into the
21st century—we are all living with their legacy. This traveling exhibition from
the Minnesota Historical Society and draws on the stories and memories
gathered together to help us begin to understand not only who they were,
but who we are. An NEH On the Road exhibit.
November 8, 2013 – April 20, 2014
Sandburg in Elmhurst
Prairie poet, Lincoln biographer, newspaperman, movie critic, author: Carl Sandburg wore many hats during the years he resided in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. This new exhibit created by the Elmhurst Historical Museum staff features many rare artifacts related to Sandburg and shares the story of one of America's best known poets, authors and winner of three Pulitzer prizes.