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Elmhurst Neighborhood Tour: How the City Developed Over Time

Sunday, April 30
Time:  2:00-4:00 p.m.
TOUR IS FULL as of 3/30/17, no additional reservations are being accepted

Explore the history of different neighborhoods throughout Elmhurst during this bus tour, beginning with the 1870s when people built homes to escape post-fire Chicago. Learn how different developers invested in the city as reflected by the diverse eras of 20th century development. The tour will be led by Elmhurst History Museum’s curator of collections, Nancy Wilson, whose vast community knowledge will add to the depth of this experience.
More info: E-mail or call 630-833-1547
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst


Hunting for Your Home’s History Workshop

Sunday, May 7  
Time: 2:00–4:30 p.m.
Members–$15; Non-members–$20

How can you discover your home’s history? This workshop leads participants through the steps of researching house history including: where to find primary source documents, online resources, and combing the archives of local institutions—including resources at the Elmhurst History Museum.  Instructor Jean Guarino, PhD, an independent writer and researcher specializing in the fields of architecture and historic preservation, will lead the way tapping into her experience developing landmark nomination reports for historic buildings and teaching at the college/university level.
Location:  Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
More Info: E-mail or call 630-833-1457

Lecture: Americans and their Homes

Thursday, May 11
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Members–FREE; Non-members–$5

The American home—whether in the 21st or the 19th century—enables us to understand the aspirations of its occupants. Join award-winning author and history professor Michael H. Ebner to explore the exterior and interior attributes of homes in Elmhurst, DuPage County, and the Chicago metropolitan area. This visually enriched presentation will emphasize the changing norms and expectations that Americans—past and present—associate with their home place.
Location:  Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
More Info: E-mail or call 630-833-1457