Plan Your Visit:
The museum is fully handicap accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A handicap accessible entrance located on Main St. provides access to our facility from street level. The elevator provides full access to the three levels of exhibits and the handicap lobby. Our facility is equipped with a foldable push wheelchair for visitors; please contact staff for more information.
Our research library provides patrons the opportunity to explore local and state history. The materials are non-circulating, but guests may request copies from staff for a small fee. The library includes a variety of books, newspaper articles, and journals pertaining to the history of Illinois, Chicago and DuPage County. Please see our Services page for a complete list of policies and regulations.
To protect the integrity of our material, we ask patrons to not lean or lay paper on top of books when taking notes. Please use books only on the table to provide proper support. Staff will re-shelve books for you. If there is interest in speaking with staff about special archives or collections, an appointment is necessary.
Staff can assist with photocopy reproductions. While providing research materials to patrons and visitors is one of our museum's main goals, photocopying can be extremely damaging. The DuPage County Historical Museum reserves the right to refuse requests based on the condition of the materials requested. Black and white copies are $0.10 per standard sheet. Color copies are $1 per standard sheet.