Events:

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)

 

 

 





Register now for Summer Camps!

Register now for summer camps offered through the DuPage County Historical Museum. Program sizes are limited, so don't delay!

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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



 


 

 

Beautiful Baubles: Beaded Jewelry

Join us for our series of free family workshops exploring the world of accessories. This session we will be making beaded jewelry, from bracelets and necklaces to barrettes and more! This is a drop in program; children must be accompanied. Donations appreciated.

Saturday, July 19
1-3pm
All Ages
Free
331453

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Felting Class

Curious about felting but not sure where to start? Felted Soap: Felted? Soap? How does that work? Come find out how to create your own felted body scrubber with the soap included! Start with this class. We'll do light hand needle felting, try out a felting machine and even felt a bar of soap! Classes will be taught by staff from Twisted Fiber Studio. All materials will be provided!

Saturday, August 23
1-2:30pm
Ages 13 and up
$30.00
331457-01

 

 

Resin Flowers Brooch or Hairclip Class

You probably never thought you would make jewelry like you see in shops. Resin molded iconic items will enhance any brooches or hair clip. Using the resin molds that you decorate as centerpieces to a brooch or hair clip with complimentary felt, silk flowers, fabric, or even paper, will give you a statement piece to wear with any outfit. While you'll have an overview on mold making, precast items will be provided. Classes will be taught by staff from Twisted Fiber Studio. All materials will be provided!

Saturday July 19
1-2:30pm
Ages 13 and up
$32.00
331455-01

 

 

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
12-2pm
Ages 12 and over
$19.00 per person
331456-01

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Felting Class

Curious about felting but not sure where to start? Felted Soap: Felted? Soap? How does that work? Come find out how to create your own felted body scrubber with the soap included! Start with this class. We'll do light hand needle felting, try out a felting machine and even felt a bar of soap! Classes will be taught by staff from Twisted Fiber Studio. All materials will be provided!

Saturday, August 23
1-2:30pm
Ages 13 and up
$30.00
331457-01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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