Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Spring 2019 Calendar of Events for programs through February 2019.

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


MARCH 2019 ADULT/GENERAL PROGRAMS

Sunday, March 31

Lincoln vs. Douglas Debate

Time: 2-3 p.m.


Cost:

FREE to Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members, $5 (+ Eventbrite fee) to Non-Members
Political gladiators Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet again in Elmhurst City Council Chambers to discuss the turbulent times of the 1850s as America spiraled toward Civil War. Watch two accomplished first-person presenters, George Buss as Lincoln and Time Connors as Douglas, as they recreate highlights from this historic services of seven debates that took place across Illinois at a crucial time in our country's history.

Location:

Elmhurst City Hall Council Chambers, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879

APRIL 2019 ADULT/GENERAL PROGRAMS

Sunday, April 14

The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, Music of Chris Vallillo

Time: 2-3 p.m.

Cost:

$5 (+ Eventbrite fee)
Popular folk musician Chris Vallillo, described as "Illinois's pre-eminent prairie-poet singer-songwriter," presents a combination of Carl Sandburg's poetry paired with his own original music and several selections from Sandburg's American folk song collection. Vallillo's style is often compared to Sandburg, and he is known for evoking the people and places of rural America. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize honor and his settling in Elmhurst, where he resided until 1928. All ages welcome. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Location:

Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave.

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879

Sunday, April 28

Stars, Stripes & Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster

Time: 2-3 p.m.


Cost:

FREE (registration required)
Join Elmhurst History Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg for a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters and the underlying strategies that drove them. Explore images of iconic campaign posters and even a few local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years.

Location:

Elmhurst History Museum Education Center

Registration required:

Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879