Current Exhibits

As of June 11, 2021, the Elmhurst History Museum is open with no capacity limits or mask requirements for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Reservations are no longer required for general admission. 


To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA

May 14-August 29, 2021  

In May of 1969, just before the first man landed on the moon, Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission launching the beloved beagle’s role as an ambassador for the U.S. space program. Learn about the role the Peanuts characters played in NASA’s Manned Flight Awareness safety program and see displays including a 1969 series of NASA-themed comic strips, official NASA photographs and video footage, a historical timeline about the Apollo program, posters, and Peanuts collectibles. Find out about NASA astronauts from the Chicago area including Apollo 10 lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan and Mae Jemison. Starting July 1, watch for a pop-up exhibit from the Smithsonian on the museum lawn about the Apollo 11 moon landing mission. Train like an astronaut by trying out the NASA-approved Astronauts Training Academy course located outdoors on the north side of the museum. A national touring exhibit organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, CA. 

Sponsored by: Feze Roofing, Lakeside Bank, Christopher Burke Engineering, Suburban Bank & Trust, Itasca Bank & Trust, and Guaranteed Rate/John Noldan.



By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

Experience the history of Elmhurst through an innovative exhibit that takes visitors on a journey of discovery exploring how the city has changed and grown over the past 165+ years. The Museum’s entire second floor gallery is home to a state-of-the-art, engaging exhibit with many interactive displays, fascinating artifact towers, rare collection photos, and graphics that jump into motion. View a documentary on Elmhurst history in the mini-theatre. Check out the changing History Spotlight and a feature about the Glos Family and Glos Mansion in the 2nd floor hallway.
Funding for this exhibit generously provided by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation.
Find out more: View an Elmhurst Time Travelers program on You Tube where museum staff takes viewers on a tour of this award-winning exhibit.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Hours: SUN, TUES-FRI 1-5 p.m.; SAT 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays) 
Admission: FREE