Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Spring 2019 Calendar of Events for programs through February 2019.

Please visit our Special Events page for additional Elmhurst History Museum events.


FEBRUARY 2019 ADULT/GENERAL PROGRAMS

Friday, February 22

Date Night at Pinot's Palette

Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Cost:

$40 per person

Location:

Pinot's Palette, 214 N. York St., Elmhurst

Reservations and more info:

www.pinotspalette.com/elmhurst or call 630-359-4500
Bring out the artistic side of your romantic relationship at this special night at Pinot's Palette! Paint, sip, and have fun in celebration of Elmhurst History Museum's Heart's Desire exhibit. No art experience required. Guests will receive step-by-step guidance from staff to create a beautiful "Love Birds" painting together. Visit the exhibit at Elmhurst History Museum prior to the program to pick up a coupon good for one free house wine or beer at the event. Soft drinks, beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase (no BYO allowed).

MARCH 2019 ADULT/GENERAL PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 7

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Story of the Sonnets

Time: 7-8 p.m. FREE


Registration and more info:

elmhurstpubliclibrary.org or call 630-279-8696
Three years after their elopement and marriage, Elizabeth and Robert Browning welcomed the birth of their son Pen and mourned the death of Robert's mother. Struggling to raise her beloved husband's spirits and to prove that love doesn't die, Elizabeth (portrayed by professional actress Debra Miller) considers revealing to Robert the romantic sonnets she wrote inspired by letter from their 18-month courtship. Priority to EPL cardholders.

Location:

Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave.

Sunday, March 31

Lincoln vs. Douglas Debate

Time: 2-3 p.m.


Cost:

FREE to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members, $5 (+ Eventbrite fee) to Non-Members
Political gladiators Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet again in Elmhurst City Council Chambers to discuss the turbulent times of the 1850s as America spiraled toward Civil War. Watch two accomplished first-person presenters, George Buss as Lincoln and Time Connors as Douglas, as they recreate highlights from this historic services of seven debates that took place across Illinois at a crucial time in our country's history.

Location:

Elmhurst City Hall Council Chambers, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879

APRIL 2019 ADULT/GENERAL PROGRAMS

Sunday, April 14

The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, Music of Chris Vallillo

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Cost:

$5 (+ Eventbrite fee)
Popular folk musician Chris Vallillo, described as "Illinois's pre-eminent prairie-poet singer-songwriter," presents a combination of Carl Sandburg's poetry paired with his own original music and several selections from Sandburg's American folk song collection. Vallillo's style is often compared to Sandburg, and he is known for evoking the people and places of rural America. 2019 markes the 100th anniversary of Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize honor and his settling in Elmhurst, where he resided until 1928. All ages welcome. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Location:

Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave.

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879

Sunday, April 28

Stars, Stripes & Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Cost:

FREE (registration required)
Join Elmhurst History Mseum Executive Director Dave Oberg for a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters and the underlying strategies that drove them. Explore images of iconic campaign posters and even a few local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years.

Location:

Elmhurst History Museum Education Center

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879