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




Wedding Traditions Unveiled

October 17, 2015-July 31, 2016
DuPage County Historical Museum

Wedding Registry

The Museum is opening a wedding registry in conjunction with the wedding exhibit. The registry is filled with items needed for school and scout groups, workshop materials, collection materials, and other essential elements that are used for free events hosted by the Museum or to care for the artifacts. Gift cards to put towards items on the registry are also accepted.

Visit the DuPage County Historical Museum wedding registry.


Wheaton College and African American History

Wednesday, February 3 | Museum Auditorium | 7P | Ages 8 & up

Join us to celebrate African American History Month with David Malone, Professor and Archivist. Wheaton College was a center for abolitionist sentiment, served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, and graduated the first African American in the state of Illinois. $5/person, free for members.

To register, please call 630-510-4941or visit; members must call.


Victorian Valentines

Saturday, February 6 | Museum Auditorium | 1P-3P | Sign Up
Sunday, February 7 | Museum Auditorium | 1P-3P | Sign Up
Saturday, February 13 | Museum Auditorium | 1P-3P
| Sign Up

Valentines of the Victorian era were treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop. Free event, suggested donation of $3/participant.


Night at the Museum Children’s Party

Friday, April 15 | 6:30-8:30pm | Free for Explorers Club members!

Come out and explore the DuPage County Historical Museum after dark at the Night at the Museum Party on Friday, April 15 from 6:30P to 8:30P.

Enjoy an museum-wide flash light scavenger hunt, games, crafts, face painting, treats, and a showing of the hit movie Night at the Museum. The children's exhibit Fun Unplugged:Childhood Memories will also be open.


- $10 per person (Ages 2+)
- Explorers Club Members: FREE

Children under age 2 are free

*Children's admission includes annual Explorers Club Membership

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LEGO® Train Show

Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21 | Museum Auditorium | 10A-4P | All Ages

Family fun for all ages! The Northern Illinois LEGO® Train Club is back at DCHM to amaze visitors with custom creations, vignettes and LEGO® mayhem throughout the display. Free, suggested donation $4/person. No registration necessary.


Gatsby Casino Night

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 7pm to 10pm

Enjoy Great Gatsby-themed evening of craps, roulette, blackjack and Texas Holdem. Admission includes two drink tickets and $50 in charity chips per person. All proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.


$75/person; $125/couple; $500/group of 10

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Wedding China Workshop

March 19, 2016 | 1-3P | Museum Auditorium | Ages 3 & Up | Fee: $3 | Register >

Paint your own wedding china design on your very own tea cup and saucer.


Mine, Craft, Build with LEGO®

March 28-April 1, 2016 | 9A-12P | Register
March 28-April 1, 2016 | 1-4P | Register

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO®! This LEGO® experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular video game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, no experience with Minecraft or LEGO® required.


Victorian Wedding

Saturday, April 9 | Museum Auditorium | 1P-3P | All Ages

Step back in time to enjoy a Victorian era wedding in a historic setting. While you watch the play, cross a few wedding plans off your list at our bridal expo. $10/person, members and those with registry gifts for the Museum get in free. To register, please call 630-510-4941.


Wedding Cake Tasting

Saturday, April 16 | Museum Auditorium | 1-2P | Ages 7 & up

Discover how wedding cakes are made and how traditions have changed in the last few years. Join Oak Mill Bakery’s staff for a wonderful display of wedding cakes that taste as good as they look! $5/person, members and those with registry gifts for the Museum get in free. To register, please call 630-510-4941.


Painting, Chocolate & Wine

Thursday, May 19 | Museum Auditorium | 6:30P-8:30P | Ages 21 & up

Join local artist Rick Napier for an evening of painting, appetizers and wine. Create your own masterpiece under Rick’s instruction while enjoying time with friends. $40/person includes beverages and appetizers. To register, please call 630-510-4941.


Preservation Month’s Architectural Walking Tour

Saturday, May 7 | Meet at the Museum | 10A-11:30A | Family Event

Stroll through historic Downtown Wheaton while learning the history and architectural features of the county seat of DuPage. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, approximately 1.5 miles are covered. $4/child; $6/adult. To register, please call 630-510-4941, walk-ins welcome.


Fun Unplugged Toys

Saturday, May 21 | Museum Auditorium | 1P-3P | Ages 3 & up

Celebrate Childhood Memories by creating color wheel toys and paper dolls. Complete a scavenger hunt of the Fun Unplugged: Childhood Memories exhibit.

To register, please call 630-510-4941.


Coming Soon!

Prairie Tour
Saturday, June 11 | Russell R. Kirt Prairie, Parking Lot 4 | All Ages

Victorian Crafts Workshop
Saturday, July 23 | Museum Auditorium| All Ages

Wedding Chocolates Tasting
Saturday, July 16 | Museum Auditorium | Ages 7 & up

Superheroes Then & Now
Saturday, August 20 | Museum Auditorium | All Ages




Model Train