Upcoming Exhibits

PLEASE NOTE: The Elmhurst History Museum is reopening on January 22, 2021. 
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Together We Cannot Fail: Overcoming the Great Depression

January 22-May 2, 2021

At the conclusion of his first radio address to the nation in March of 1933, newly-installed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt told Americans: “Together we cannot fail.” How did Chicago area suburbs like Elmhurst and other towns meet the Depression’s challenges that loomed like a dark cloud in the midst of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history? Find out how local communities pulled together to support one another while the economy mended and the country regained its footing. See rare video footage of a 1936 centennial parade in Elmhurst, artifacts from the 1938-39 Century of Progress Exposition, a turn-of-the-century stock ticker, photographs of a local CCC encampment and much more. Sponsored by: Feze Roofing.

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