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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.

 

 

 

 


 

Hooked Exhibit Opening with Expert Dan Basore

Saturday, April 29 | 12-4P | DuPage County Historical Museum

View historic fishing lures in the new Hooked exhibit. Learn about a fascinating historic hobby from a professional fisherman Dan Basore. No reservation necessary.

Ages: All
Cost: Free

 


 

Fishing at Herrick Lake

Saturday, May 13 | 9A | #231512-01 | Herrick Lake Forrest Preserve

Bring a fishing pole and learn catch and release fishing from professional fisherman, Dan Basore. Parents must accompany children. Space is limited. Registration required, call 630-510-4941 to reserve your spot.

Ages: 5-18 Yrs
Cost: Free

 


 

Architectural Walking Tour for Preservation Month

Saturday, May 20 | 10-11:30A | Downtown Wheaton

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. To register, call 630-510-4941

This event is a partnered event with the City of Wheaton's Wheaton Historic Commission celebrating Preservation Month. Please visit wheaton.il.us/preservationmonth for the complete listing of Preservation Month festivities.

Ages: All
Cost: $4/child; $6/adult

REGISTER

 


 

Candle Crafts

Saturday, May 20 | 1-3P | #231465-01 | DuPage County Historical Museum

Create a carved candle using the techniques of scrimshaw. Learn about American lighting, from candles to electricity in our From Flame to Fluorescent exhibit. To register, call 630-510-4941.

Ages: All
Cost: $3/person

REGISTER

 


 

Lighting Up America: Illumination from Colonial Times to the 1920s

Wednesday, June 7 | 7P-9P | From Flame to Fluorescent Gallery

Join Keith Letsche for an in-depth gallery discussion and guided tour of the From Flame to Fluorescent exhibit. This delightful evening will include wine and cheese while discussing the evolution of lighting in America. Mr. Letsche, a retired attorney, is a collector and student of historic lighting and editor of The Rushlight, a journal dedicated to the technical and social history of lighting. Wine and light snacks provided.

Ages: 21 and older
Cost: $5/person

REGISTER

 


 

Victorian Crafts Workshop

Saturday, July 15 | 1-3P | #331461-01 | Museum Auditorium

Stop by the Museum to enjoy a day of Victorian crafts! Create a quilt squares, learn needlepoint, or design a Victorian greeting card. To register, call 630-510-4941.

Ages: All
Cost: Free

 


 

Fishing at Herrick Lake

Saturday, August 12 | 9A-11A | #231512 | Herrick Lake Forrest Preserve

Bring a fishing pole and learn catch and release fishing from professional fisherman, Dan Basore. Parents must accompany children. Space is limited. Registration required, call 630-510-4941 to reserve your spot.

Ages: 5-18 Yrs
Cost: $3/child

 


 

Questions?

For more information, please contact Michelle Podkowa at 630-510-4956 or mpodkowa@wheatonparks.org.

 

 

 

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