Historical Museum

Museum Explores The History Of Local Newspapers

An old and yellowing copy of the Wheaton Illinoian is among those featured in the DuPage Historical Museum’s ‘Read All About It!” exhibit

An old and yellowing copy of the Wheaton Illinoian is among those featured in the DuPage Historical Museum’s ‘Read All About It!” exhibit

The ‘Newseum’ in Washington celebrates the First Amendment and the nation’s journalists and news media. The popular attraction will close in its current location at the end of this year. Meanwhile, a celebration of local news media opens later this week at the DuPage Historical Museum in downtown Wheaton. First Light host Brian O’Keefe got a preview of the exhibit

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Exhibit Highlights DuPage Architects

The importance of Chicago’s architecture is well known. There are any number of walking, river,  and bus tours that spotlight the various building styles that were either born in or thrived in the city. First Light host Brian O'Keefe takes you to a new exhibit in Wheaton points out there is also significant architecture in the suburbs

Blueprints show the design and floor plan of the building that was Wheaton's first public library, today the building houses the DuPage Histroical Museum

Blueprints show the design and floor plan of the building that was Wheaton's first public library, today the building houses the DuPage Histroical Museum

Artifacts related to architect R. Harold Zook 

Artifacts related to architect R. Harold Zook 

DuPage Historical Museum, the building was originally Wheation's first public library

DuPage Historical Museum, the building was originally Wheation's first public library