Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Fall 2019 Calendar of Events for programs from September-November 2019.

Please visit our Special Events page for additional Elmhurst History Museum events.


FALL 2019 ADULT PROGRAMS

HAUNTED HISTORY WITH GHOST HEAD SOUP

Friday, October 18

6:30-9:00 p.m. Cost: $20 per person

Registration Required: Eventbrite
Get ready for Halloween by spending a paranormal evening at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse with Ghost Head Soup. Learn about the history of the Schoolhouse and adjacent cemetery, and hear haunted talles and hair-raising evidence of paranormal activity. Get a demonstration of ghost hunting equipment (participants may bring their own gear). Weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes recommended. Note: Age 14+ only. Participants must be able to traverse uneven terrain in low light and sign a waiver.

WINTER 2020 ADULT PROGRAMS                                                                                                               TRAIN SONGS OF AMERICA WITH DEAN MILANO                                                                          Saturday, January 11                                                                                                                                    

12:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879
Folk musician Dean Milano presents an engaging musical program of train-themed songs from America's past--some well-known favorites and a few obscure selections as well! The program includes a slideshow featuring photos and artwork of trains throughout history. All ages welcome.

CHICAGOLAND: CITY AND SUBURBS OF THE RAILROAD AGE

Sunday, January 26

2:00 p.m.  Cost: FREE to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members, $5 Non-Members

Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Registration Required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879
Join Dr. Ann Durkin Keating, Professor of History at North Central College, as she discusses the influence of the railroad in the 19th century in northeastern Illinois through a slide lecture. Dr. Keating is an accomplished author of many publications including Chicagoland: City and Suburbs of the Railroad Age (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and she is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Chicago.