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The Elmhurst History Museum is open with limited capacity in alignment with recent Illinois Dept. of Health guidelines. 


Zoom Book Discussion: The Last Man on the Moon
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  FREE 
Chicago area native Eugene Cernan (1934-2017) grew up to be a renowned NASA astronaut whose career spanned both the Gemini and Apollo programs. The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and the Race in Space chronicles Cernan's journey in his own words, from the early days of the space program through his final footsteps on the moon.  This discussion will take place on Zoom and the link will be provided to participants the week prior.

Online Pre-Recorded Lecture: The Space Race
Starts Sunday, June 13-July 13  FREE
LINK: Available starting June 13
In the 1960s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were locked in a race to send men to the moon. How did it all begin? How did it all begin and how did the Soviets try to beat the Americans? And, what happened to the Soviet effort after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in July 1969? Relive the Space Race with this fascinating lecture by Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium. Program will
be available to view on YouTube from June 13-July 13, 2021.

Family ProgramMuseum Maker Mondays
June 14: Build a Command Module
July 12: Fizzy Flyer Rocket
August 9: Phases of the Moon Flipbooks 
Time: 11:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.  FREE 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Online registration starts May 14th
Select Mondays are reserved for Museum Makers at the Elmhurst History Museum! Make a reservation for a one-hour time slot to see the Snoopy Soars with NASA exhibit on a usually-closed day for families only. After exploring the exhibit, pick up a Museum Maker Monday activity kit to complete at home and extend the exhibit learning experience. Kits are available while supplies last, one per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult/caregiver.

Family ProgramLunar Cartooners Family Workshop
Saturday, July 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m. OR 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Online registration starts May 14th
Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson of Andertoons presents a fun family workshop celebrating the moon landing and space exploration. Learn to draw space creatures, aliens and more! Limited to 30 registrants per session. Appropriate for age 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Online Pre-recorded TBT Lecture
Apollo 10: Dress Rehearsal for the Moon

Starts Thursday, July 22-August 29  FREE
LINK: Available starting July 22
Armchair historian and space exploration enthusiast Robb Gibson will discuss the Apollo 10 lunar mission, which did everything but land on the moon. Learn about the mission objectives, the crew, and why their success enabled Neil Armstrong to walk on the moon. Program will be available online from July 22-August 29.


ONLINE LECTURE: More Than Just a Game: The Birth of Organized Sports in America,VIEW ON YouTube through 7/21/21