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.

Current Exhibits:

September 17, 2016-July 31, 2017

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:

February 13, 2016-February 26, 2018

Fun Unplugged

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

Supported by:

March 3, 2017- December 31, 2017

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

April 29, 2017 - July 23, 2017



From the unique to the antique, Hooked features one-of-a-kind fishing lures found throughout the world. This impressive collection showcases lures over 8,000 years old and traces the evolution of fishing ....More

Museum News:

Adams' Dream
One of the city of Wheaton’s most influential residents is the subject of a new exhibit Adams' Dream at the DuPage Historical Museum. WDCB's Gary Zidek spoke with museum curator Ashley Downing.


November 17, 2016 Press Release - Details


DuPage County Historical Museum Curator, Ashley Downing, tells WDCB Reporter, Gary Zidek, about the new From Flame to Fluorescent exhibit.


Model Train