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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.




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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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.

Stop by the Adam's Dream exhibit on the second floor during your visit--the exhibit closes October 29, 2017.

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Event Schedule

Time Activity Level
12-4P Historic games Lower
Scavenger Hunt First, front desk
Crafts and coloring First
1P Anniversary Presentation Second
1:30P Cake cutting, refreshments Second
1:30-3P DuPage Society of Model Engineers operate model trains Lower
2P Historical Society Annual Meeting, Award presentation Second
2:15P Band performance: Sons of the New Amish f Second

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 - SOLD OUT

Santa Express tickets are sold out for this year. Train times and registration instructions will be posted on our website and in the Wheaton Park District Fall Program Guide in August 2018. Tickets will go on sale next year in late September/early October 2018. For additional area events similar to the Santa Express, please visit the Santa in Chicago website.

Due to the limited nature of this event, tickets are first come, first serve and nonrefundable.
Ticket-holders who wish to transfer tickets to another party must notify Museum Manager Michelle Podkowa at 630-510-4956 or email before December 11, 2017.

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

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. We ask that strollers are not brought on the train to make sure there is enough room for all participants.

The Santa Express is scheduled for the following dates and times:

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

For more information, please call 630-510-4941.




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




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