The Elmhurst History Museum proudly presents a diverse array of exhibits each year to fulfill our mission to engage people with history. From original exhibits created in-house by staff, to national touring exhibits from other institutions, as well as our ongoing core exhibit on Elmhurst history -- there's always something new to see and experience in our galleries!

2021 Exhibition Schedule



By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

The Museum's entire second floor is home to an interactive, innovative exhibit taking visitors on a journey through Elmhurst's history over the past 165+ years. Experience Elmhurst history through an award-winning exhibit about how the city grew and developed over the years. MORE INFO

January 22-May 2, 2021

Together We Cannot Fail: Overcoming the Great Depression

In the 1930s, our nation faced the worst economic crisis in U.S. history during the depths of the Great Depression. Find out how Chicago area communities like Elmhurst and others pulled together to support one another during this difficult time as the economy mended and the country regained its footing. Learn about the roots of the Depression and some of the government-funded relief programs like the Works Project Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps that were created to help turn the tide. MORE INFO

May 14-August 29, 2021

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

Just before the first man landed on the moon, Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May of 1969. This new touring exhibition, organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA, examines the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters’ role in that historic flight and NASA’s Manned Flight Awareness safety program.  MORE INFO

September 24, 2021-January 2, 2022
An Ever-Widening Circle: Elmhurst University at 150
Explore Elmhurst University's journey in its 150th anniversary year through rare photographs, artifacts, video and interviews. Learn about the University's growth from its early beginnings as a theological proseminary to today's modern university through stories of student life, academics, sports teams and more. MORE INFO