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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.




Featured Event

On Par for DuPage Golf Outing & Oktoberfest Dinner Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who attend the 2017 On Par for DuPage Golf Outing! We look forward to seeing everyone next year.

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European Immigration to America

Wednesday, September 20 | 6:30P | Museum Auditorium

When did your ancestors immigrate, where did they leave, why did they leave, how did they get here? We may never know the exact answers to these questions, but hopefully, this program will give you insights to possible ancestors and clear up some of the confusions.

This is a joint program hosted by the Museum and DuPage County Genealogical Society. Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30P, followed by a short meeting at 7P with the program immediately following.

Ages: 8 and up
Cost: Free

To register, call 630-510-4941 or register online.




1917: Catalyst for a Modern Era Opening and Craft Workshop

Saturday, September 23 | 12-4P | Museum Auditorium

View the new 1917 Catalyst for the Modern Era exhibit. Try your hand at different paper airplanes as part of the new exhibit! Create your own American flag and a red poppy in honor of the 100th anniversary of US involvement in WWI.

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Reserve your spot, register online.




Painting and Wine: 1917

Friday, October 6 | 6:30P | Museum Auditorium

Join local artist Rick Napier for an evening of painting, appetizers and wine. Create your own 1917 themed masterpiece under Rick's instruction while enjoying time with friends.

Ages: 21 and up
Cost: $35

Reserve your spot, register online or call 630-510-4941.




Traveling While Dead

Wednesday, October 11 | 7P | Wheaton Public Library

Explore how the dead were transported during colonial times, through the Civil War to present day. Presented by Funeral Director, Mark Hayes of Hayes Funeral and Cremation Service in Bolingbrook, this program will be of interest, not only to history enthusiasts, but those interested in genealogy as well.

Join us for this partnered event with Wheaton Public Library.

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Registration required, call the Library at 630-868-7520 to register.



Golden Birthday!

Saturday, October 21 | 12-4P | Museum Auditorium

Come wish DCHM a happy 50th birthday! Join DuPage County Historical Society, Wheaton Public Library and DCHM staff in celebrating and learning about the history of this historical institution. Cake and light refreshments will be served.

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

RSVP online or call 630-510-4941.




Songs of World War I

Saturday, November 11 | 3P | Museum Auditorium

During the lead up to WWI, music became a major impetus in whipping up patriotic support to send young men and women “over there.” Join the History Singers playing the most influential of these American songs, plus borrowed British songs from earlier in the war.

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Register online or call 630-510-4941.




Holiday Wreaths and Placemat

Saturday, December 16 | 1-3P | #431424-01 | Museum Auditorium

Drop in with your family to create a small holiday wreath or holiday placemat to spruce up your home over the holidays.

Ages: Ages 3 and up
Cost: Free

Register online or call 630-510-4941.



Santa Express

Explorers Club Pre-Sale begins Tuesday, September 26 at 8A.

Join Kidz Kingdom and the DuPage County Historical Museum for a very special train ride departing from Wheaton Train Station.

Cost: $20 for adults and $20 for children.

All children who will be taking a seat on the train must have a ticket, infants under the age of 12 months old who will be in their parent's lap and do not wish to have a goodie bag or snack, do not need a ticket. All children will need to be listed on the registration. We ask that strollers are not brought on the train to make sure there is enough room for all participants.

Tickets are limited and will be available on Tuesday, October 3 at 8am. Due to the limited nature of this event, tickets are first come, first serve and nonrefundable.

The Santa Express is scheduled for the following dates and times (all dates to be confirmed by Metra):

Day Date Time Tickets*
Saturday December 9, 2017 9:15-11A Buy Tickets
Saturday December 9, 2017 11:15A-1P Buy Tickets
Sunday December 10, 2017 9:15-11A Buy Tickets
Saturday December 16, 2017 9:15-11A Buy Tickets
Saturday December 16, 2017 11:15A-1P Buy Tickets

Santa Express Explorer's Club Pre-Sale
110 tickets have been reserved for Explorer's Club members. These reserved tickets will become available for purchase on September 26th at 8am through September 29th. Club members will receive an email with their online access code for tickets and a link to the ticket site. To become an Explorer's Club member visit

For more information, please contact Carey Moreland at




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




Model Train