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.
Snap! An Evolution of Photography
Learn about the fascinating evolution of early photography and the various...More
From Flame to Fluorescent
Once considered a stolen gift from the gods; fire provided a way to alter the environment, allowing independence from...More
From Flame to Fluorescent is Supported by:
Join us for this two-year exhibit series...
"Little Adults" through May 29, 2017
Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, childhood was seen as a wasteful, unproductive stage in life. Toys and games were created to push...More
Dunton Hall Art Gallery Exhibit
The story of a building offers a unique symbol for a town. Throughout DuPage, many heritage sites provide shining examples of public...More
FUN UNPLUGGED: LITTLE ADULTS EXPLORES CHILDHOOD AS ADULTHOOD
November 17, 2016 Press Release - Details
FROM FLAME TO FLUORESCENT
DuPage County Historical Museum Curator, Ashley Downing, tells WDCB Reporter, Gary Zidek, about the new From Flame to Fluorescent exhibit.
VOICES OF DUPAGE
A coalition of DuPage County museums, libraries and historical organizations are coming together to launch a new oral history initiative about the struggle for civil rights. DuPage Historical Museum curator Ashley Downing tells WDCB News Reporter Gary Zidek about Voices of DuPage.
UPDATE: DUPAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM’S NEW ROOF COMPLETE
To view pictures of the Museum’s new roof, visit http://bit.ly/1PYLS01