Family Programs


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Monday, February 20
School’s Out Family Workshop: Forest Portraits
1:00-2:30 p.m.  
Cost:  Elmhurst History Museum/Elmhurst Art Museum Members:  $12/person; Non-members: $15/person

When Marion Mahony Griffin moved from Chicago to Australia, she fell in love with the beautiful form and exotic color of the natural environment. She created a series of tall botanical drawings of trees made with Japanese inks on colored silk, which she called Forest Portraits. Debora Wood, Assistant Collections Manager of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, will teach this unique technique so participants can create a Forest Portrait of their own—inspired by our natural surroundings! Kids and parent/caregiver participate together. Appropriate for families in grades 1–5.
Location:  Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
More Info: Call 630-833-1457 email

Saturday, February 25
Girl Scouts World Thinking Day 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m. Cost: $8/child

Girl Scout troops and their leaders are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum for the celebration of an international Girl Scout event, World Thinking Day 2017! Activities will include crafts, music, and activities related to this year's theme, "Grow." Girl Scouts may bring a non-scouting friend to share the day. Badge requirements can be met through this activity. Contact the Museum's Educator at or via phone at 630-833-7090 to book or for more information.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
More info: 630-833-7090 or