Upcoming Exhibits


January 18-March 17, 2019

Heart's Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage


When Cupid's arrow strikes, the love that grows is celebrated and communicated through a variety of romantic gestures and traditions. Contemplate the power of love represented in unique 19th and 20th-century wedding gowns from the Elmhurst History Museum's collection. View photos of local brides who wore these special dresses--including a black gown from the late 1800s--and learn about the history behind modern wedding attire. Explore an array of exquisitely-detailed valentines spanning 100 years including a few vintage "vinegar valentines" and other romantic tokens of affection. The community is invited to bring a copy (nonreturnable) of a personal wedding photo to leave behind in the exhibit.

March 29-April 28, 2019
Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012


1st Floor Gallery
The hardworking American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of poster styles, design trends, and printing technologies that have been employed to create these powerful campaign messengers over a span of 168 years. Sign of the Times features 50 colorful, high-quality reproductions of the most exciting and rarely-seen presidential campaign posters in our country's history.
A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment of the Arts.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 1-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: FREE