Special Events

Upcoming Events and Programs
For reservations or more information on any of the programs listed below, please call 630-510-4941.


On Par for DuPage

2nd Annual On Par for DuPage Golf Outing
Bringing Hope and History Together

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Arrowhead Golf Club

Proceeds benefit DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation & People's Resource Center

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Online registration will be available July 16-October 20, 2014.

Registration Form (PDF)




Fashion Accessories
In Vogue...& Out.

January 25, 2014-August 24, 2014

DuPage County Historical Museum presents vogue accessories from late 1800s through modern day. The transformation of trends in the fast paced and everchanging world of fashion will be explored through objects and images. See how parasols, chatelaines, and hairpins faded from favor and what modern accessories replaced them.

The In Vogue...& Out Exhibit is made possible through the following partners:

Diamond Sponsor

Pearl Sponsor





An Afternoon with Bertha Palmer

Join us for an afternoon with Bertha Palmer. Author and performer Leslie Goddard will portray Bertha Honoré Palmer, Chicago socialite, wife of real estate magnate Potter Palmer, and pace-setting arts patron. Although best remembered today for her Impressionist art collection, now at the Art Institute of Chicago, the glamorous Mrs. Palmer has her own fascinating story. As shrewd as she was stylish, Palmer helped recoup her husband's financial losses after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. At the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, she served as hostess to the world. Intelligent and witty, the intriguing Mrs. Palmer still compels attention today. The program begins at noon followed by a luncheon in the beautifully restored museum auditorium. Sandwiches, fruit, scones and tea will be served. Registration is required.

Thursday, August 14
Ages 12 and over
$19.00 per person










Inheriting DuPage: A Family History

September 13th, 2014-September 7th, 2015 | DuPage County Historical Museum

Learn about the founding era of the county through an in-depth look at the immigration and settlement stories of the extended family of Patricia Torode Vaillancourt Woodstrup, a descendant of several DuPage first families. Follow their involvement in early DuPage community life and see how they shaped the future of the county.

Event and Lecture Series brought to you by the Conrad and Doris Brassine Charitable Fund and the History DuPage Fund of the DuPage Community Foundation.

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Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 15th 10am-3pm | Free Event

The DuPage County Historical Museum will hold its 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar this year. A fine selection of handmade ornaments and gifts as well as wreaths, holiday decorations and stocking-stuffers will be available. Find gifts for friends, family, teachers and colleagues. This is the perfect way to start your holiday shopping!








Model Train