About Us

About the Elmhurst History Museum


Museum Hours:

Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.




Accessible lift at rear of Glos Mansion (please ring for assistance)

Contact Us:

Phone at 630-833-1457 or email

History & Mission

For more information about the museum, view our History and Mission.


The Elmhurst History Museum's Exhibits include:
  • NEW in 2015: A state-of-the-art interactive Elmhurst history exhibit, By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst, examining Elmhurst 165-year history.
  • An array of temporary exhibits developed from the museum collection and other regional history-related topics.
  • Traveling exhibits created by the Museum staff that are rented and loaned to other institutions.
  • A rotating schedule of national touring exhibits from other museums and sources.
The Museum's Collection includes:

  • A permanent collection of more than 15,000 three-dimensional artifacts.
  • Archives featuring letters, manuscripts and more than 10,000 historic photographs.
  • More than 300 linear feet of personal, business, and City of Elmhurst records.
  • A library of more than 500 books.
  • Microfilm copies of Elmhurst newspapers, censuses, and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.
Reference Services

Elmhurst History Museum offers extensive resources for authors, researchers, residents, and students to discover more about Elmhurst history. Find out more about the Reference Services we offer.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs are offered to adults, families, schools, and special audiences. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Gallery tours
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Classroom visits
  • Walking tours of Elmhurst neighborhoods
  • Family programs
  • Special/seasonal events
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Churchville Schoolhouse living history programs