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APRIL 2023


G.P.A. Healy: Prodigious Painter of Cottage Hill

Sunday, April 30

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm  

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

Cost: FREE to Members, $5 Non-Members                                                                             Reservations Required: Register on Eventbrite

Join us for a special lecture by our staff in the By All Accounts exhibit gallery that sheds light on one of the museum’s newest acquisitions: a portrait of Jane Byrd Bryan by renowned 19th-century painter G.P.A. Healy. Curator of Exhibits Sarah Cox will explain the history of portrait painting and the early years of Healy’s career, and Curator of Collections Dan Lund will detail the significance of the painting to the history of Elmhurst.

MAY 2023


The Namesake

Friday, May 5

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Cost: FREE

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Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s best-selling book, the 2006 film The Namesake chronicles the history of an immigrant family from India and the triumphs and challenges two generations face adapting to their new homeland. Co-presented with Elmhurst Public Library. PG-13, 2 hours + 2 min. running time. No reservation required.


Cultural Crossroads Celebration

Saturday, May 13

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

Cost: FREE

Join us for a colorful celebration of cultural diversity featuring an array of exciting performances and interactions with special guests. View the In Pursuit of Happiness exhibit on its closing weekend and participate in family-friendly activities outdoors (weather permitting) and in our Education Center. Watch an amazing performance by the Illinois Shaolin Kung Fu Academy, a group of multi-age martial artists who perform at Chicago Bulls games and across Chicagoland. Encounter students from York High School’s International Club, and meet representatives from the Xilin Association and Immigrant Solidarity DuPage.