Adult Programs

Download a PDF of our Summer 2019 Calendar of Events for programs from June-August 2019.

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


JULY 2019

Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland
Thursday, July 18  3 p.m. FREE, registration required 
Location: Education Center
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT

What is your first amusement park memory? Whether it was riding the Bobs and Pair-O-Chutes at Riverview or the Little Dipper at Kiddieland, iconic Chicagoland amusement parks wind their way through our childhoods. Join Craig Burda, Director of the National Amusement Park Historical Associatio; archivist Jim Abbate; and photographer Bruce Cassi as they share slides and stories from several Chicagoland parks of yesteryear

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AUGUST 2019

Gallery Talk: Worlds of Wonder Exhibit with Curator Dan Bartlett 
Sunday, August 11 
2 p.m. 1st Floor Gallery  FREE

We learn much more during the research for an exhibit that we can ever fit into the gallery. Join curator of exhibits Dan Bartlett as he shares details about some of Chicago's earliest "Worlds of Wonder"

venues, their iconic rides, and their places in the lives of Chicago area residents. Drop in program, no registration required.