Events:

Special Events

Upcoming Events and Programs
For reservations or more information on any of the programs listed below, please contact Sara Buttita at 630-510-4956 or email sbuttita@wheatonparks.org.

 





Register now for Summer Camps!

Register now for summer camps offered through the DuPage County Historical Museum. Program sizes are limited, so don't delay!

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Fashion Accessories
In Vogue...& Out.

January 25, 2014-August 24, 2014

DuPage County Historical Museum presents vogue accessories from late 1800s through modern day. The transformation of trends in the fast paced and everchanging world of fashion will be explored through objects and images. See how parasols, chatelaines, and hairpins faded from favor and what modern accessories replaced them.

The In Vogue...& Out Exhibit is made possible through the following partners:


Diamond Sponsor


Pearl Sponsor





 

Love Under Fire

Love Under Fire: The Story of Bertha and Potter Palmer tells the epic love story between young socialite Berta Honoré and Potter Palmer, a self-made man 20 years her senior. Their passion for one another and the city they loved would inspire Chicago to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire. Join us for this special screening of the film and stay for the post-viewing chat with director Amelia Dellos. Reservations are required.

18 and over
Saturday April 12
7:30-8:30pm
Free
Registration Code: 231109-01

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Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise and Fall of Ladies Underwear

Women's fashions are shaped, literally and figuratively, by their underclothes. Throughout history a women's frame has not always been entirely her own. Delicate pieces of linen and lace, stiff corsets and sturdy hoops and bustles are fascinating to modern eyes. They are the unseen history of the era. This novel presentation will unveil facts and expose myths about women's unmentionables. It includes stories from real women past and present and their amusing and sometimes uncomfortable relationships with their foundations. Participants will also view actual examples of historic underwear.

18 and over
Saturday May 3
3-4pm
Free
Registration Code: 231110-01

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Up on Top: Spring Bonnets and Top Hats

Join us for our series of free family workshops exploring the world of accessories. We'll make spring bonnets and top hats. This is a drop in program; children must be accompanied. Donations are appreciated.

Ages 4-12
Saturday April 12
1-3pm
Free
Registration Code: 231313-01

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Charming Chests: Decorate a Jewelry Box

Join us for our series of free family workshops exploring the world of accessories. We'll decorate jewelry boxes with jewels and charms. Make a beautiful chest to store your keepsakes. This is a drop in program; children must be accompanied. Donations are appreciated.

Ages 4-12
Saturday May 10
1-3pm
Free
Registration Code: 231314-01

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Please join us in honoring
Mr. Daniel L. Goodwin
Chairman & CEO, The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.


At the Inaugural
DuPage County Hope & History Award Ceremony

Benefiting
People's Resource Center, New Directions Housing Corporation,
The DuPage County Historical Museum


On
Thursday, May 22, 2014

At
Arrowhead Golf Club
26W151 Butterfield Road | Wheaton, Illinois

5:30pm Cocktails & Entertainment
6:30pm Dinner Reception & Award Presentation

$125 Per Person | $1,200 Table of Ten

Business Attire | 21+ Event | Ticket includes Beer and Wine

Purchase Tickets

Event Sponsorship Opportunities Available


Questions? Please call 630-510-4941 or email RSVP@wheatonparks.org





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