Upcoming Exhibits


September 6-October 13, 2019
The Power of Children: Making a Difference

A special traveling exhibit from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis & NEH on the Road

Experience the extraordinary stories of three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White. Through thought-provoking audiovisual presentations, original artifacts, and hands-on interactives, visitors will get to know each child's story. Immersive environments bring guests into the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and her family spent two years in hiding; the first grade classroom in which Ruby Bridges spent an entire school year alone with her teacher; and Ryan White's bedroom, filled with his treasured belongings. The Power of Children encourages children and their families to reflect on the significance of these three personal stories and inspires visitors to bring about positive change. Note: Exhibit material is serious in nature and recommended for children ages 8+ with their families and school groups. This exhibit is based on the permanent exhibition and organized by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. It is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Exhibit Sponsor: Elmhurst Premier Childcare
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November 14, 2019-March 29, 2020
On the Right Track: By Rail to Chicago & Beyond

What role did the railroad play in shaping regional settlement in Chicago, its suburbs and throughout the Midwest? Ho do the railroads of nearly a century ago compare with those running through the city today, and how do they manage to keep all those trains on the right track? Through fascinating artifacts and interactive multi-media displays, visitors will discover how Chicago area railroads helped created the suburban transportation landscape as we know it today.
Exhibit Sponsors:
Community Bank of Elmhurst and Prairie Forge Group

Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: FREE