Current Exhibits

PLEASE NOTE: As of November 20, 2020, the Elmhurst History Museum is closed until further notice due to State of Illinois COVID-19 mitigation efforts. 
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TEMPORARY EXHIBIT
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
October 23-December 20, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright created the visual character of an interior space in myriad ways, both obvious and subtle, with each object acting as an essential detail of the larger whole. Wright believed in organic design that unified every feature of the house to express a single vision down to the smallest details. Through reproduction drawings, house plans, and photographs, explore the ingenious ways in which Wright maximized the feeling of open space while still accommodating the various functions of daily living. A national touring exhibition from International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Sponsored locally by: Classic Cinemas/York Theatre and Feze Roofing.

ONGOING ELMHURST HISTORY EXHIBIT

 

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165 years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with touch-screen displays, fascinating object towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. See the interactive tabletop map, rated as one of "50 Museum Marvels" by the Chicago Tribune (July 2017). View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway.
Funding for this exhibit generously provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this award-winning exhibit.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: FREE