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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.

Fun Unplugged Exhibit Series

Through September 25, 2016: Childhood Memories

Enjoy the simplicity of a time where play and learning were stimulated without electronics. Become absorbed in the delightful innocence of DuPage County's past as you learn about the toys and games from the 19th and 20th century.

November 12, 2016-May 29, 2017: Little Adults

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, childhood was seen as a wasteful, unproductive stage in life. Learn how everything from army figurines to tea sets were creatively used to make children grow up faster.

July 15, 2017-February 26, 2018: Outdoor Adventures

Nothing says more about childhood than the great outdoors. Those magical moments and lasting impressions are recreated in this imaginative exhibit.

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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.




Prairie Tour

Saturday, June 11 | Russell R. Kirt Prairie, Parking Lot 4 | 10:30-12P| All Ages

Learn about the wildlife, people and processes that have shaped the prairie ecosystem as you take a guided tour from Biology Professor Barbara Anderson through College of DuPage prairie restorations. Rain date is Saturday, June 25. Free event, to register, 630-510-4941 or Registration required due to the nature of the program, space is limited.




Voices of DuPage: Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, June 11 | 12-4P
Museum Auditorium | All Ages

DCHM and Wheaton Public Library have partnered to capture your civil rights stories. Changing America will be coming to DCHM in January and the Museum would like to share your civil rights movement stories including your memories of the March on Washington with our visitors.

Call 630-510-4941 for more information or to reserve your 30 minute interview.




Wedding Chocolates Tasting

Saturday, July 16 | Museum Auditorium | 1P | Ages 7 & up

Taste your favorites while you learn about the history of chocolates and the Fannie May company. Which are your favorites? $5/person, members and those with registry gifts for the Museum get in free. To register, 630-510-4941 or, members and those with gifts must call for tickets.

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Victorian Crafts Workshop

Saturday, July 23 | Museum Auditorium | 1-3P | All Ages | 331461-01

Stop by the Museum to enjoy a day of Victorian crafts! Create a quilt squares, learn needlepoint, or design a Victorian greeting card. Free event.



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Fine Art Exhibition

August 1-6 | 10A-8PM | All Ages

This is an assemblage of personalities, concepts, ideas, processes, materialities, and much more. Uniting these artworks subtly, and in unexpected ways is their 'Africanness,' however one chooses to define that quality or state. The exhibition thus explores the various ways in which these artists think of themselves and their work in the contemporary era.






Superheroes Then & Now

Saturday, August 20 | Museum Auditorium | 1P | All Ages

Join us for our first Fun Unplugged event taking a humorous look at superheroes! The great hero of Greek mythology, Zeus tells action packed stories of superheroes from yesterday and today. How do the mythological tales of long ago relate to the comic book superheroes of today? Free event, to register, 630-510-4941 or






Coming Soon!



On Par for DuPage

Thursday, September 29 | 10A-6P

This Oktoberfest-themed golf outing at Arrowhead Golf Club benefits both the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation and People's Resource Center in their efforts to support the preservation of our county’s history and the creation of a more hopeful future.

Individual Golfer: $200 | Golf Foursome: $800 | Dinner Only: $50





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