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Posted on: December 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] All Aboard for the "On the Right Track" Exhibit


On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond

November 14, 2019-March 29, 2020

Admission: FREE

Take a journey through 170 years of railroading history—from Chicago to Elmhurst and beyond. This new exhibit explores how railroads carved out the suburban landscape as we know it today, and how people in the Chicago area experienced the railroad as both passengers and employees. View a wide array of interesting artifacts including: vintage telegraph equipment, dining car china from the C&NW 400 line, conductor’s uniform, steam engine bell and more. See the original 1894 Elmhurst station sign, rare photos and maps, plus scale models of train stations, locomotives and railroad cars. Engaging hands-on learning stations for kids include a wooden train play area, working telegraph, and track switching game.  Exhibit Sponsors:  Community Bank of Elmhurst, Prairie Forge Group.

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

More Info: or 630-833-1457


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