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

See the EXHIBITS main page for our Annual Exhibition Schedule.

NEW! Summer Hours 2015:
Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m
.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Third Thursdays, 1-8 p.m. Closed Mondays

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June 12-August 9, 2015
1st Floor Gallery

Calling kids and comics fans of all ages for a summer of fun with the Peanuts gang. “Pigskin Peanuts,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, showcases 50 of Schulz's popular football-themed Sunday and daily strips depicting the cartoonist's heart-warming stories and wry humor through the exploits of the beloved Peanuts characters. Visitors will experience 35 classic Peanuts three-dimensional objects and memorabilia, plus interactive activity stations: dress up in the team "locker room," snap a football trading card photo, and try out Lucy’s infamous “Fall Classic” by pulling the football from Charlie Brown.
New for Summer 2015! Visit us after hours on Third Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the museum lawn, listen to live music, and tour the exhibits on June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20. Free admission.

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
By All Accounts exhibit, 2nd floor gallery
  Location: 2nd Floor Gallery

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative new exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years.  The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, an interactive tabletop map, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. >Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this exciting new exhibit.

Opening June 2015
Sox vs. Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars
Grayslake Heritage Center

Chicago's legendary baseball fan rivalry takes the field in this exploration of the players, the fans, the conflicts, the ups and the downs over the past 115 years. This cultural history exposé covers one of America's fiercest crosstown rivalries examining the concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former players, sports journalists and broadcasters; and fan souvenirs and ephemera. This exhibit received rave reviews and media attention during its opening run at the Elmhurst Historical Museum in the summer of 2014 and during a 6-month span at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. The exhibit earned a Best of 2014 Museums selection by the Chicago Tribune.

Exhibit Rental

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 .

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