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SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Museum Maker Monday: Paper Plate Pizzas
Monday, June 27
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Galleries
Drop in at the museum on a special day reserved for kids and their caregivers only. Families can explore exhibits, play games, complete a craft, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors (weather permitting). This month, kids will make Paper Plate Pizzas, craft available while supplies last. Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required. 

SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT: ​Picnic on Park
Sunday, July 10
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Grounds
It’s time for a summer celebration of Chicago’s most famous foods! Join us on the museum grounds for an afternoon filled with family-friendly, food-centric games, craft activities, face painters and more. Explore the Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods exhibit inside the museum. Enjoy live music performed by the Scottie Long Duo and Leonardo Music, and see Oscar Meyer’s famed Weinermobile. The Original Rainbow Cone truck will be on hand with free small cones for first 300 guests (one/person, ice cream for sale after giveaway). 

Museum Maker Monday: Ice Cream Necklaces
Monday, July 18  
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Galleries
Drop in at the museum on a special day reserved for kids and their caregivers only. Families can explore exhibits, play games, complete a craft, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors (weather permitting). This month, kids will make Ice Cream Necklaces, craft available while supplies last. Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required.

Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods Gallery Talk
Sunday, July 24  
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum 1st Fl. Gallery
Registration Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Curator of Exhibits Dan Bartlett will lead participants through highlights of the Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods exhibit during this gallery talk. Includes exclusive access to museum galleries while hearing highlights about the culinary treats and treasures that were born out of Chicago’s diverse food scene.
Unable to attend the live gallery talk? Access an online pre-recorded version here starting 7/25/22 through 10/2/22. 

Chicago Foods Trivia Night 
Thursday, July 28
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Pints, 112 S. York St., Elmhurst
Cost: $30/person
Registration Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Think you know everything there is to know about iconic Chicago foods? Test your foodie knowledge at this fun and competitive event! Includes two rounds of trivia facilitated by Sporcle, one beer, and four individual appetizer bites. Adults 21+ only. 


Family Pizza Making Workshop
Wednesday, August 3
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.  Cost: $20/person
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Registration Required by 7/25: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Hone your cooking skills with Chef Holston, Executive Chef at Cantigny, as he presents a fun and tasty pizza making workshop. Participants will learn pizza history, decorate their own chef hat, and create a small personal sized pizza to bake at home.  Learn to make pizza dough from scratch and take it home for later use.  Ingredients contain potential allergens including gluten, dairy, and corn (no substitutions available). Participants must sign a waiver. Ages 6+ with an adult. Limit: 25 participants.

Museum Maker Monday: Hot Dog Craft

Monday, August 8
Time:
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Galleries
Join us for the final Museum Maker Monday of summer. Drop in at the museum on a special day reserved for kids and their caregivers only. Families can explore exhibits, play games, complete a craft, and bring a picnic to enjoy outdoors (weather permitting). This month kids will make a Hot Dog Craft, available while supplies last. Appropriate for elementary age children accompanied by an adult, no registration required.

Iconic Chicago Foods Lecture with Leslie Goddard
Sunday, August 28
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Cost: Free to Members, $5 to Non-Members
Registration Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Chicago is the birthplace of some of the most unique dishes in the nation. Cultural historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., takes a look at five iconic Chicago foods: deep-dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs, cheesecake, and Frango® mints. Learn the stories behind each of these signature foods and how they reflect Chicago’s patterns of immigration, cultural traditions, and creativity.