Welcome

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 Events:

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May 21: Fun Unplugged: Toys




Exhibit Highlights:




Ashley Downing interviewed regarding wedding exhibit by NCTV17

October 17, 2015-July 31, 2016

Explore 100 years of courtship rituals and wedding traditions in DuPage County

Get carried away by the romance of the past, bizarre nuptial customs, and extravagant dresses that weave a tale of local history.

At right, Ashley Downing, Museum Curator, discusses the Wedding Traditions Unveiled exhibit with NCTV17.

View more information about the Wedding Traditions Unveiled exhibit & a schedule of events.



Museum News:

UPDATE: DUPAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM’S NEW ROOF COMPLETE 
To view pictures of the Museum’s new roof, visit http://bit.ly/1PYLS01

DuPage County Historial Museum Foundation Receives Grants From DuPage Foundation
January 14, 2016 Press Release - Details

Award of Excellence
The DuPage County Historical Museum exhibit Inheriting DuPage: A Family History honored by Illinois Association of Museums with an Award of Excellence.

Gold Award
IAM recognizes the DuPage Society of Model Engineers with a Gold Award for its 50 years of service.

September 25, 2015

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

Model Train