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.

Shakespeare in the Park "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

August 28 & 29 | 7pm | Memorial Park

A co-production by Wheaton College Arena Theater and the Wheaton Park District to benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation. This is a free production, however donations are encouraged. To donate, please visit our GoFundMe page.

Upcoming Changing Exhibit:

Wedding Traditions Unveiled

October 17, 2015-July 31, 2016
DuPage County Historical Museum

Schedule of Events:
Engagement Party: Exhibit Preview
Friday, October 16 | 6:30-8P
DuPage County Historical Museum
Tickets on sale September 1, 2015.

Exhibit Opening
Saturday, October 17 | 12-4P
All Ages | FREE
DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium

Exhibit and event details >

Light the Torch 5K Night Run


- Fun for all ages, avid runners, and walkers
- Lighted Night Run with Luminary Lanes
- Event kicks off with pre-party at 5:30P
- First 750 runners receive reflector run shirt
- Glow and light-up giveaways


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Current Changing Exhibit:


Inheriting DuPage: A Family History

Through September 7, 2015

Learn about the founding era of the county through an in-depth look at the immigration and settlement stories of several DuPage first families. More>

Daniel L. Goodwin Honored with 2014 Making a Historical Difference Award Details
October 29, 2014 at Arrowhead Golf Club


Purchase Studio Movie Grill Tickets


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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