Ask the Historian

Got a Question about Elmhurst History?
Just Ask the Historian!

Are you curious about a monument in your neighborhood? Need to know more about an event that took place when you were a kid? Want to know more about the name of your street?

You're in the right place! Our Curator of Collections has a deep knowledge of local history, so go ahead and "Ask the Historian." Over the last few years, we've collected questions that people have asked us and the answers are shared via the links at left. It's just a glimpse into the many curious inquiries that come our way.

Got a question for our historian? Fire away by emailing our staff historian: Ask the Historian.

Over the last few years, we've answered hundreds of questions on Elmhurst history. Click on a topic at left to find the answers to previously asked questions answered by the EHM research staff.

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