Elmhurst History Museum

Amusement Parks of The Chicago Area's Past

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For many families, summer isn’t complete until there’s a trip to an amusement park. This summer the Elmhurst History Museum is celebrating that tradition, with a local focus. First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited the museum’s Worlds of Wonder exhibit earlier this year.

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Exhibit Celebrates Elmhurst History

Interactive map table lets Elmhurst History Museum visitors view the city’s growth through the decades

Interactive map table lets Elmhurst History Museum visitors view the city’s growth through the decades

Museums get a lot of attention when they debut a new exhibit, but there are also permanent exhibits at local museums across the region. Visitors often overlook the long term exhibits. First Light host Brian O’Keefe stopped by the Elmhurst History Museum this week and found a pretty amazing exhibit

The Elmhurst History Museum’s “By All Accounts” exhibit goes from the city’s earliest settlers to modern day DuPage County

The Elmhurst History Museum’s “By All Accounts” exhibit goes from the city’s earliest settlers to modern day DuPage County

Snoopy Flies Into Elmhurst

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Crowds have been streaming into the Elmhurst History Museum for a new exhibit. The museum located in the limestone block Glos Mansion in downtown Elmhurst is the first stop of a national touring exhibit that highlights one of the most recognizable characters from Charles Schultz’ Peanuts comic strip

The "Snoopy and The Red Baron" exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum is attracting record crowds

The "Snoopy and The Red Baron" exhibit at the Elmhurst History Museum is attracting record crowds

The popularity of Snoopy as a World War I flying ace prompted stuffed animals, collectibles, and even a lunchbox  

The popularity of Snoopy as a World War I flying ace prompted stuffed animals, collectibles, and even a lunchbox