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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.




Voices of DuPage: Civil Rights Movement

Multiple Dates:

Thursday, August 11 | 5:30P-8P
Saturday, September 10 | 12P-4P
Thursday, December 8 | 5:30P-8P

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 with our visitors.

Memories of the March on Washington, segregation, discrimination, and other recollections of the era are welcome.

This event will be held in the museum auditorium on the 2nd level, and is for all ages.

Call 630-510-4941 to reserve your 30 minute interview.




Superheroes Then & Now

Saturday, August 20 | Museum Auditorium | 1pm | 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?

This is a free event, reserve tickets at or by calling 630-510-4941.




Shakespeare in the Park

Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27 | 7pm | Memorial Park

Twelfth Night

Performance Details:

View more information about this play by William Shakespeare.

Park Opens on Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27 at 6pm; performance starts at 7pm.


Supported by:


Wheaton Bank & Trust Company, a Wintrust Community Bankchiro one wellness centers logo




From Flame to Fluorescent Workshop & Exhibit Opening

Saturday, September 17 | 12P-4P | Museum Auditorium | All Ages

Join us for the opening of our newest exhibit From Flame to Fluorescent. Enjoy light refreshments, tour the exhibit and discuss the exhibit with the Curator. Families can work on a special craft project to remember their day.




Lineage Societies Panel

Wednesday, September 21 | 6:30P-8:30P | Museum Auditorium | Ages 12 and up

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 genealogical society business meeting at 7P with the program immediately following. Learn more about Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

This is a free event, reserve tickets at or by calling 630-510-4941.




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

To volunteer, sign up here.

Supported by:

On Par Sponsors




I am Rosie the Riveter

Saturday, October 15 | 1P | Museum Auditorium | All Ages

Join DuPage County Historical Society for their annual meeting with Lynn Rymarz presenting the story of Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the image behind the iconic poster of Rosie the Riveter. Learn about some of the other real life “Rosies” who stepped out of their traditional roles to go to work during this historical era. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a free event, reserve tickets at or by calling 630-510-4941.




What We Ate: A History of Northern Illinois Foodways

Thursday, October 13| 7P | Museum Auditorium | All Ages

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois as renowned culinary historian Bruce Kraig presents on the culture, traditions and history of Northern Illinois food consumption.

This event is free, reserve your seat by calling 630-510-4941.




The Chicago "L" -- Chicago’s Biggest "Mover & Shaker"

Saturday, October 29 | 1P | Museum Auditorium | All Ages

Discover the world-famous Chicago "L" in all its grit and glory with Greg Borzo, author of The Chicago "L" as he gives a presentation portraying its growth and development. This rich historical presentation will be lavishly illustrated with some 100 images.

This is a free event, reserve tickets at or by calling 630-510-4941.





Christmas Craft Workshop

Saturday, November 5 | 1P-3P | Museum Auditorium | All Ages

Make and decorate a small Christmas wreath to celebrate the holidays. This is a free family event. Registration begins August 4, class #431424-01.




Coming Soon…

33rd Annual Museum Guild Bazaar

Saturday, November 12 | 10A-3P | Museum Auditorium | All Ages

The DuPage County Historical Museum Guild will hold its 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar with a fine selection of handmade ornaments and gifts as well as wreaths, holiday decorations and stocking stuffers will be available. Start your holiday shopping at the Bazaar and find gifts for friends, family, teachers, and colleagues. Free Admission (cost of items varies).



Santa Express

Join Kidz Kingdom and the DuPage County Historical Museum for a very special train ride departing from Wheaton Train Station. Cost for the event is $16 for adults and $20 for children. Children under the age of one year who will not require a seat do not require a ticket, but must be noted in the registration for that family.

Tickets are limited and will be available October 4 at 12AM.

Explorer’s Club members:
We have one train (110 tickets) reserved just for you on Sunday, December 11 from 1:15pm-3:00pm! Purchase early tickets for this train on September 27th at 12 am through September 29th. Club members will receive an email with their online access code for tickets and a link to the ticket site.

To learn more about Explorer’s Club, click here.

Due to the limited nature of this event, tickets are first come, first serve and nonrefundable.

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

The Santa Express on is scheduled for the following dates and times (all dates to be confirmed by Metra):

Saturday December 10, 2016 | 9:15-11A

Saturday December 10, 2016 | 11:15A-1P

Sunday December 11, 2016 | 9:15-11A

Sunday December 11, 2016 | 1:15P-3P (Explorer’s Club Train)




Model Train