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Special Events

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


Featured Event

Casino Royale

Save the Date!

March 11, 2017 | 7-10P

$75 per person
$140 per couple
$500 Group of 10

Ticket includes $50 in charity chips per person, appetizers, martini bar, raffle, and silent auction.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact T.J. Hicks at 630.510.5105 or at

Sponsored by:
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Christopher B. Burke Engineering

Giordano’s Pizza

From Our House to Yours






Capturing the Past: A History of Photography

Thursday, March 16 | 7P | Ages 8 and older | DCHM Auditorium

Discover the history of capturing the past on film with professional photographer Andrew Bobb Siedelmann. Learn how the fundamentals of photography have not changed and how modern changes in technology are not the first leap the field has made.

Cost: $3/person

To register, call 630-510-4941.






Painting Wine and Lanterns

Painting & Wine: Lanterns

Thursday, March 23 | 6:30P-8:30P | Ages 21 & up | DCHM Auditorium

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, call 630-510-4941.






Good Old Neon

Thursday, April 6 | 7P | DuPage County Historical Museum

Nick Freeman presents a lively and colorful talk featuring his neon sign photography taken throughout Chicagoland, showcasing familiar icons and quirky remnants from a time when brightly-lit signs filled the urban landscape. He delves into the history, production and impact of these fast-disappearing symbols of big-city glamour and commerce, and shares his affection for gritty, offbeat and unusual neon signage still to be found throughout the region.

Ages: All
Cost: Free






Cookery Manuscript Road Show

Wednesday, April 19 | 6:30-9P | DuPage County Historical Museum

The Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois (CHNI) is sending out a call for cookery manuscripts (recipes), at least 50 years old and older. This will be a part of CHNI's digitized collection. Having such a collection of recipes and comments is an important research tool for those working on new perspectives on cultural, political, and social history.

Call 630-510-4941 to reserve your spot, reservations requested. Preserve these important family recipes in CHNI's Project. Don't let them be lost.

Ages: All
Cost: Free

Culinary Historians Recipe Forms: Word (.docx)| Acrobat (.pdf)



Museum Explorers

Saturday, April 22 | 1-3P | DuPage County Historical Museum

Discover adventures at the Museum with scavenger hunts of special exhibits. Create an unique take-home with the Museum’s fun craft supplies.

Ages: All
Cost: Free



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 | 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



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 or go to our online registration page.

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




Candle Crafts

Saturday, May 20 | 1-3P | 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





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




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