The DuPage County Historical Museum is operated as a facility of Wheaton Park District, owned by the County of DuPage by resolution of the County Board pursuant to state statute. Its principal purposes are to educate the general public through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of materials which document the history of DuPage County and its relationship to Illinois and the nation, and to provide local history services for historical organizations and for scholarly endeavors.

Upcoming Special Events:

Shakespeare in the Park: Love's Labour's Lost

Aug. 29-30, 2014 | 7P | Memorial Park

* Rain Date: Sunday, Aug. 31


Enjoy a Shakespeare in the Park performance, presented by Wheaton College Arena Theater and the Wheaton Park District. The event is free, donations are welcomed and appreciated. Donations and concession sales will benefit DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation. Details >

Inheriting DuPage: A Family History

DuPage County Historical Museum
September 13th, 2014-September 7th, 2015


Learn about the founding era of the county through an in-depth look at the immigration and settlement stories of the extended family of Patricia Torode Vaillancourt Woodstrup, a descendant of several DuPage first families. Follow their involvement in early DuPage community life and see how they shaped the future of the county. Details >

Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 15th 10am-3pm | Free Event

The DuPage County Historical Museum will hold its 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar this year. A fine selection of handmade ornaments and gifts as well as wreaths, holiday decorations and stocking-stuffers will be available. Details >




Purchase Studio Movie Grill Tickets at DuPage County Historical Museum -- A portion of the ticket price supports the Museum!


Tickets may be purchased at the Museum and at the Community Center located at 1777 S. Blanchard Road.






Voted Favorite Museum in Wheaton & Glen Ellyn.






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