Programs 

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As of June 11, 2021, the Elmhurst History Museum will be 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. 


SUMMER 2021 PROGRAMS
Online Pre-Recorded Lecture: The Space Race
Sunday, June 13-July 13  FREE
Click here to view on YouTube
In the 1960s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union were locked in a race to send men to the moon. How did it all begin? How did it all begin and how did the Soviets try to beat the Americans? And, what happened to the Soviet effort after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in July 1969? Relive the Space Race with this fascinating lecture by Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium. Program will
be available to view on YouTube from June 13-July 13, 2021.

Family ProgramMuseum Maker Mondays
June 14: Build a Command Module
July 12: Fizzy Flyer Rocket
August 9: Phases of the Moon Flipbooks 
Time: 11:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.  FREE 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Make a Reservation
Select Mondays are reserved for Museum Makers at the Elmhurst History Museum! Make a reservation for a one-hour time slot to see the Snoopy Soars with NASA exhibit on a usually-closed day for families only. Look for Snoopy to make a brief 20-minute appearance on the hour to greet visitors and take photos! After exploring the exhibit, pick up a Museum Maker Monday activity kit to complete at home and extend the exhibit learning experience. Kits are available while supplies last, one per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult/caregiver.

Family ProgramLunar Cartooners
Saturday, June 17
Times: 1:30-2:30 p.m. OR 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Make a Reservation
Professional cartoonist Mark Anderson of Andertoons presents a fun family workshop celebrating the moon landing and space exploration. Learn to draw space creatures, aliens and more! Limited to 30 registrants per session. Appropriate for age 6+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Online Pre-recorded TBT Lecture
Apollo 10: Dress Rehearsal for the Moon

Starts Thursday, July 22-August 29  FREE
LINK: Available starting July 22
Armchair historian and space exploration enthusiast Robb Gibson will discuss the Apollo 10 lunar mission, which did everything but land on the moon. Learn about the mission objectives, the crew, and why their success enabled Neil Armstrong to walk on the moon. Program will be available online from July 22-August 29.

Concert on the Lawn
Fly Me to the Moon: The Music of Vince Guaraldi
Saturday, August 7, Two Sessions: 1PM and 2:15PM  FREE
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Make a Reservation
Jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi's music was an important character alongside Lucy, Linus and Charlie Brown in the Peanuts specials. Join us outdoors on the museum lawn as professional jazz musicians Christ White and Sean Jacobi present a concert of Guaraldi's memorable tunes. BYO lawn chair.

Zoom Book Discussion
Summer of ’69 Book Discussion

Thursday, August 19
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  FREE

RESERVATIONS: E-mail ehmprograms@elmhurst.org 
Participants will read and discuss Elin Hilderbrand’s popular novel that takes place as Apollo 11 prepares for the first moon landing. The Levin family's four siblings, who typically spend summer at their grandmother's historic Nantucket home, find that nothing is the same in the summer of 1969. This novel transports the reader back to an eventful year, when everything changed for them and the country. Presented with Elmhurst Public Library. Discussion takes place via Zoom (link will be provided to registrants).


ONGOING VIRTUAL PROGRAMS


ONLINE LECTURE: More Than Just a Game: The Birth of Organized Sports in America, VIEW ON YouTube through 7/21/21