Current Exhibits

MASK REQUIREMENTS: Per current CDC recommendations, everyone -- including fully vaccinated individuals, staff, volunteers and visitors -- must wear a mask inside the museum. Thank you for your cooperation. Questions? Call 630-833-1457.

PLEASE NOTE: Our first floor gallery is closed to the public from January 3-February 3, 2022 for renovations and exhibit installation. Staff is available and By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst exhibit in our 2nd floor gallery is open during this time. Thank you!

People of the Prairie: 12,000 Years in DuPage County

February 4 - June 5, 2022

Since the end of the Ice Age, people have taken advantage of DuPage County’s location and natural environment to provide for the needs of their families and communities. Who were the people who called this area home before Illinois existed and what challenges did they face? Gain an understanding about the Native people who lived here from an archeological perspective and learn about how they lived, what they ate, and how they interacted with their neighbors. Featured displays include artifacts from archaeological sites in northeastern Illinois including tools, arrowheads, pottery and more.  Sponsored by Feze Roofing.


By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst 

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative, award-winning 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 second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, artifact towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway. Sponsored by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.  

Find out more:
View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this award-winning exhibit.

 Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: SUN, TUES-FRI 1-5 p.m.; SAT 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays) 
Admission: FREE