Current Exhibits


In Pursuit of Happiness: Immigrants in Our Communities
October 28, 2022 - May 14, 2023
The U.S. is home to over 40 million immigrants, more than any other country in the world. Although Chicago has been a hub for immigrant workers, since World War II the suburbs have become home to a larger and more diverse foreign-born population. This exhibit examines the personal stories and experiences of area immigrants and their descendants as told through first-person accounts, photographs, treasured objects, video and more. Gain an understanding about DuPage County’s growing diversity and the challenges many immigrants and their families face as they shape an evolving identity in this country.

Sponsored by: Community Bank of Elmhurst; Feze Roofing; Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC; Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law; Rotary Club of Elmhurst; Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Attorneys at Law; and Superior Ambulance Service. 

By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst 

Ongoing in the 2nd Floor Gallery

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative, award-winning 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 second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, 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. Sponsored by: Elmhurst Heritage Foundation

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