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From Prairie to Tree Town: Tales of Old Elmhurst
Date: Available Online January 6-March 1
Cost: FREE
Access: CLICK HERE to view this pre-recorded program on YouTube
Elmhurst History Museum Director, Dave Oberg, takes viewers on a journey through time, from the Elmhurst community’s earliest years as a remote Midwest prairie settlement on the outskirts of Chicago through the present. This engaging online pre-recorded lecture includes rare photographs, maps, images, documents, and stories from Elmhurst's rich past. This online pre-recorded program is available until 3/1/22. 

*​Preserving Your Family History Workshop
Starts Saturday, January 15
*Location: Changed to Online Format
Cost: FREE
Link to Program: CLICK HERE starting on 1/15/22
Elmhurst History Museum’s Curator of Collections, Dan Lund, will provide an overview of the best practices to preserve personal photos, documents, and scrapbooks for future generations. Topics include reviewing and demonstrating ideal materials, techniques for preserving physical copies, and the best ways to scan and digitally store family memories. No reservations required.

Journeying Through the American Indian Way of Life
Date: Sunday, February 6
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, Education Center
Cost: FREE
CLICK HERE to make a reservation on Eventbrite
Award-winning Ojibwa author Kim Sigafus McIver takes the audience through the American Indian way of life as it once was. Interweaving history, storytelling, songs, and drumming, she will discuss the tribes that once inhabited Illinois as well as their Native traditions and culture prior to the Indian Removal Act that moved them westward. This program is supported by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars program. All-ages program!

Black History Month Book Discussion
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration 
Thursday, February 24
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery
Cost: FREE
Registration Required: Send e-mail to 
Between 1915-1970, almost six million Black citizens fled the South in pursuit of better lives and opportunities in northern and western cities. In The Warmth of Other Suns, Pulitzer Prize winning author and National Humanities Medal winner Isabel Wilkerson chronicles this often-untold facet of American history through the lives of three unique individuals. Participants will read the book and join a discussion led by museum staff. Program takes place in the 2nd floor gallery and includes after-hours access to exhibits. Limit: 20 participants.