Discover Elmhurst History

The Elmhurst History Museum has a number of resources to help visitors discover more about Elmhurst history -- both at the Museum and online. Here are a few tools to assist you with your online exploration.

Click on the menu item at left to go to these resources:



Ask the Historian:

Got a burning question about Elmhurst history? We have an online tool to both submit your question and check out the many questions and answers we've collected over the years.

Throwback Thursday Photos:

Every week, we post a #TBT on our Facebook page, which has become one of our most popular social media features. "Like" our Facebook page to see these wonderful photos every Thursday.

Elmhurst Timeline:

Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst's past with this new online feature, which will be updated frequently.


Elmhurst Historical Maps:

The City of Elmhurst has grown in many ways over the years, and our collection of historical maps offers a keen insight into the city's growth over the years.


Search Our Online Photo Database:

Did you know that Elmhurst History Museum is in the process of digitizing a portion of our collection so you can view it online? It's a great resource for research, school projects, and just for looking at some of our amazing pictures of Elmhurst history.

Elmhurst History Highlights:

Over the years, our collection staff has created an archive of articles on a variety of Elmhurst history related topics that are now in PDF form for you to download, read and learn!