Special Events

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




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.

Educational series sponsored by:



To learn more about becoming a sponsor of the Inheriting DuPage exhibit, please click here.





Santa Express - SOLD OUT

Join Kidz Kingdom and the DuPage County Historical Museum for a very special train ride. All aboard as the train departs the Wheaton station for a special visit to the "North Pole" with Santa! Come dressed in your pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies while you listen to a reading of The Polar Express. When you arrive at the "North Pole" Santa passes out a special treat for all of the passengers who truly believe in Christmas! Enjoy time with Santa and take pictures as the train returns to Wheaton.

Location: Wheaton Train Station (402 W Front Street - Map).

Scheduled Dates/Times: Sunday, December 7, 2014 11:15am-1pm
  Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:15-11am
  Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:15-11am

Cost: $16/adult and $20/child

Tickets: SOLD OUT

There is a limit of 110 participants per trip.

For more information, please contact Michelle Podkowa at 630-510-4956 or


Thank you to Costco of Bloomingdale for sponsoring Santa Express. Please contact Lynn Engebretson at 630-351-3010 x279 for a great Costco promotion, just in time for the Holidays!

Model Train