Special Events

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




Inheriting DuPage: A Family History

September 13th, 2014-September 7th, 2015 | DuPage County Historical Museum

Learn about the founding era of the county through an in-depth look at the immigration and settlement stories of the extended family of Patricia Torode Vaillancourt Woodstrup, a descendant of several DuPage first families. Follow their involvement in early DuPage community life and see how they shaped the future of the county.

Event and Lecture Series brought to you by the Conrad and Doris Brassine Charitable Fund and the History DuPage Fund of the DuPage Community Foundation.

Educational series sponsored by:



To learn more about becoming a sponsor of the Inheriting DuPage exhibit, please click here.






On Par for DuPage

2nd Annual On Par for DuPage Golf Outing
Bringing Hope and History Together

Special thanks to all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers for making the event such a success!

Presenting Sponsor    
Fairway Sponsor Golf Cart Sponsor  
Award Sponsor    
Entertainment Sponsor    
Hole in One Sponsor Dessert Sponsor  
Drs. Sullivan & Suchy, Ltd David Bein  
Gift Cards, Gift Bag and Hole Sponsor Gift Bag, Gift Cards, Gimmick, and Hole Sponsor  
Home Pros    
Gift Certificates and Gift Bag Sponsor    
Snack & Hole Sponsor Media & Hole Sponsor  
Hole Sponsors    

Keith Letsche
Peregrine, Stime, Et Al Audi of Westmont  
Travis Family Foundation    


Scrapbook Workshop

November 8 | 1-3P | DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium

Join us to create a special scrapbook all about you! All supplies will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring photographs and other memorabilia that they would like to include. Each participant will complete a 6" x 6" scrapbook. Registration is required

Ages: 4-12
Cost: Free

Register online or call 630-510-4941.



The Soldier’s View

November 8 | 6-7P | College of DuPage, Student Resource Center 2000

The Soldier’s View is a look at the experience of the Civil War from the perspective of the men in the ranks. Drawing from soldiers’ letters, diaries and memoirs, Robert Girardi presents the live of the common soldiers of the Union and the Confederate armies as they enlist, train, and go on campaign. Renowned historical artist, Keith Rocco, delivers the presentation against a backdrop of paintings.

Ages: All
Cost: Free

Purchase tickets online or call 630-510-4941.





Annual Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 15th 10am-3pm | Free Event

The DuPage County Historical Museum will hold its 31st Annual Holiday Bazaar this year. A fine selection of handmade ornaments and gifts as well as wreaths, holiday decorations and stocking-stuffers will be available. Find gifts for friends, family, teachers and colleagues. This is the perfect way to start your holiday shopping!

Interested in showcasing your handmade goods? Click here.



Santa Express - SOLD OUT

Join Kidz Kingdom and the DuPage County Historical Museum for a very special train ride. All aboard as the train departs the Wheaton station for a special visit to the "North Pole" with Santa! Come dressed in your pajamas and enjoy milk and cookies while you listen to a reading of The Polar Express. When you arrive at the "North Pole" Santa passes out a special treat for all of the passengers who truly believe in Christmas! Enjoy time with Santa and take pictures as the train returns to Wheaton.

Location: Wheaton Train Station (402 W Front Street - Map).

Scheduled Dates/Times: Sunday, December 7, 2014 11:15am-1pm
  Saturday, December 13, 2014 9:15-11am
  Sunday, December 14, 2014 9:15-11am

Cost: $16/adult and $20/child

Tickets: SOLD OUT

There is a limit of 110 participants per trip.

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



Model Train