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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Museum Maker Monday: Roller Coaster Fun

    June 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Parents, combat the summer boredom blues! Drop in at the Elmhurst History Museum on three select Mondays throughout the summer for fun and engaging activities. On June 17, kids and caregivers can explore the museum on a traditionally-closed day, play games, make a roller coaster-themed craft, and picnic on the grounds weather permitting. Crafts available while supplies last. Drop-in program appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required. Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  2. Vintage Baseball Game

    June 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst College Mall

    Join the Elmhurst community for an old-fashioned baseball game played by the wildly different rules of 1858. Learn to cheer and jeer in fine Victorian fashion as two Elmhurst clubs, chock full of local celebrities, play for your favor. Bring a picnic basket and lawn chairs for a family-friendly game played by true sportsmen from an era of wooden bats and iron men. Fun for all ages…huzzah! Game takes place at the Elmhurst College Mall (in front of Hammerschmidt Chapel). Location: Elmhurst College Mall, 190 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  1. Worlds of Wonder: Remembering Chicagoland's Amusement Parks

    May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Chicago has had its share of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring amusement parks, from the rotations of the first Ferris wheel at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to the ups-and-downs of The Bobs at Riverview. Celebrate Chicago’s favorite destinations for fun and thrills, from early trolley parks to suburban attractions like Kiddieland, Dispensa’s Kiddie Kingdom and others. Learn about the signature rides and iconic venues through rare photos, video, memorabilia, ads and more.

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