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FALL 2022 PROGRAMS & EVENTS  Download a PDF of our Fall Calendar

OCTOBER
SOLD OUT! Elmhurst Quarry Tour

Saturday, October 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Cost: $15
Registration Required: SOLD OUT
Take a behind the scenes tour of the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, a site generally closed to the public. Tour participants will learn about the quarry’s history, visit various areas including private quarry platforms, and see how DuPage County Stormwater Management operates the facility to reduce flooding in the area. Limit: 30 per tour. Ages 10 and up, no exceptions. Tickets go on sale online Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. Limit 6 tickets per order. Tours depart from Elmhurst History Museum Education Center via bus every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and last approximately two hours.
WAIVERS:
Each participant must download and complete a waiver and submit it to staff on Oct. 1. Adults must also complete a waiver for any minors.
Quarry Tour - Adult Waiver
Quarry Tour - Minor Waiver

Graveside Stories Cemetery Walk
Dates: Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. 
Location: St. Peter & St. Mary Cemeteries, 310 Alexander St., Elmhurst 
Cost: $12/person
Reservations Required: Follow this link to Eventbrite
Learn about the history of Elmhurst through the unique perspectives of past residents during this cemetery walk for all ages. Presented in collaboration with GreenMan Theatre Troupe. Limit: 10 per tour time slot. No strollers please. Tours depart from cemetery gates every 15 minutes. St. Peter and St. Mary Cemeteries are located near Myrtle and Alexander St. on the Elmhurst University campus.

NOVEMBER

Day of the Dead Celebration
Saturday, November 5
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Cost: FREE
Members of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage will facilitate a special celebration of the ancient and profound Día de Los Muertos tradition and its roots in Mexican culture. Participants will take part in a procession around the museum campus accompanied by mariachi musicians and dancers, and learn about the colorful Day of the Dead altar and its symbols and legends. Families can participate in a craft activity and explore the exhibits and more in the museum. No registration required.

Immigration Stories Showcase with Nestor Gomez
Friday, November 11
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  
Location: Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
Cost: FREE
Reservations Required: Online at elmhurstpubliclibrary.org
Experience a dynamic storytelling showcase featuring immigrants, refugees, and their descendants and allies to explore issues surrounding U.S. immigration, including national identity, culture, family, and borders. Hosted by Nestor Gomez—author, podcast host, and 66-time winner of the Moth Story Slam—this event examines the historical, political, and personal experiences that have forged our national identity and sense of belonging in the U.S. Presented by the Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Public Library.

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures
Tuesday, November 29
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Cost: FREE
Registration Required: E-mail ehmprograms@elmhurst.org 
Participate in the “One Book, One Elmhurst” book discussion facilitated by Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst History Museum staff with after-hours access to exhibits. In this collection of short, personal essays edited by America Ferrera, prominent Americans from diverse backgrounds and occupations share their experiences growing up between cultures in the U.S. and their efforts to find a way to belong. Contributors include figure skater Michelle Kwan, Padma Lakshmi of “Top Chef,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, and others. Books available at Elmhurst Public Library.

ONGOING

Online Lecture: A Brief History of Beer

Online Lecture: A Brief History of Beer
Ongoing September 1-30
Cost: FREE
Access:  View this program on YouTube 
Join Elmhurst History Museum Director and avid homebrewer Dave Oberg for a deep dive into the colorful history of beer. This prerecorded program will cover the ancient origins of this beloved beverage and its integral role in human history and civilization, from the ancient world to modern times. Available Sept 1-Sept. 30
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Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods Gallery Talk

Available online through October 2  
Curator of Exhibits Dan Bartlett walks participants through highlights of the Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods exhibit during this recorded gallery talk. Access: View this program on YouTube