Current Exhibits

MASK REQUIREMENTS: The Elmhurst History Museum requests that all visitors, staff and volunteers wear masks inside the museum per current CDC recommendations that everyone -- including fully vaccinated individuals -- wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission. Thank you for your cooperation. Questions? Call 630-833-1457.

To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

May 14-August 29, 2021

In May of 1969, just before the first man landed on the moon, Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission launching the beloved beagle’s role as an ambassador for the U.S. space program. Learn about the role the Peanuts characters played in NASA’s Manned Flight Awareness safety program and see displays including a 1969 series of NASA-themed comic strips, official NASA photographs and video footage, a historical timeline about the Apollo program, posters, and Peanuts collectibles. Find out about NASA astronauts from the Chicago area including Apollo 10 lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan and Mae Jemison. Train like an astronaut by trying out the NASA-approved Astronauts Training Academy course located outdoors on the north side of the museum. A national touring exhibit organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, CA. 

Sponsored by: Feze Roofing, Lakeside Bank, Christopher Burke Engineering, Suburban Bank & Trust, Itasca Bank & Trust, and Guaranteed Rate/John Noldan.
1st Floor Gallery


Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
July 1 - August 29, 2021

On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 met President John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." The poster exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, explores what led the United States to accept this challenge and how the resulting 953,054-mile voyage to the Moon and back was accomplished just eight years after the program was authorized. Destination Moon examines the mission and recognizes the sacrifices and devotion of more than 400,000 people employed in NASA programs who worked through the trials, tragedies and triumphs of the 20 missions from 1961 to 1969 before Apollo 11. From the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES).
LOCATION: Outdoors on EHM's east lawn.



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 is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, fascinating artifact towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. 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: 2nd Floor Gallery

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: SUN, TUES-FRI 1-5 p.m.; SAT 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays) 
Admission: FREE