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

Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.By All Accounts exhibit, 2nd floor gallery
Admission: FREE       
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By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
FREE ADMISSION   Location: 1st 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.

Elmhurst Memory Jar ProjectMemory Jar_web.jpg
May 1-31, 2015
FREE ADMISSION   Location: 1st Floor Gallery

Participate in building a collaborative exhibit with us! Oscar Wilde wrote that, “Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.” The Elmhurst Historical Museum invites you to share a memory that tells your personal story. Participants will place an item in a Mason jar that sparks a memory, and then write a few lines about the object’s story on the Memory Jar tag. Bring your own item to display or use provided craft supplies. The jars will be displayed in the first floor museum gallery throughout the month and may be collected to take home at the end of the exhibit. A perfect intergenerational memory project for families, grads, moms and/or grandparents. Download the flyer here.

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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