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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

On Par for DuPage Golf Outing & Oktoberfest Dinner Fundraiser

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 10A-7P | Arrowhead Golf Club

Bringing Hope and History Together

Tee off for hope and history at the 5th annual On Par for DuPage golf outing, benefiting both the DuPage County Historical Museum and People's Resource Center.

10A: Check-In
11A: Tee Off
4-7P: Cocktails, Dinner, Live Entertainment, Silent Auction & Raffle

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Individual Golfer: $200
Golf Foursome: $775
Dinner Only: $65


Event Highlights:
18 holes of golf at Arrowhead Golf Club
On-course craft beer tasting, games & gimmicks
Oktoberfest buffet dinner
Live entertainment

Sponsorship Opportunities:
For event sponsorship options, contact Carey Moreland at 630.510.4961 or

Supported by:
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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!

A parent must be present at the event, if a parent wishes to participate and assist their child or fish during the event themselves, a fishing permit through Illinois Department of Natural Resources must be obtained. A Resident Sport Fishing License (24 hour) is available for $5.50.

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

Space is limited. Registration is required. Register online or call 630-510-4941.



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.




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.




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.




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.




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




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