Elmhurst - Elmhurst Historical Museum

120 E. Park Ave.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum is an award-winning regional history museum founded in 1957 and operated by the City of Elmhurst. The mission of the Elmhurst Historical Museum is to engage people with history through thoughtful collection, enlightening exhibits, and diverse educational experiences.  The Elmhurst Historical Museum is located in a historically significant structure known as the Glos Mansion, which is the former home of Elmhurst's first village president, Henry Glos, and his wife, Lucy. The Elmhurst Historical Museum also operates the Churchville Schoolhouse, a completely restored National Register of Historic Places property located on Church Road in Bensenville.  The Churchville Schoolhouse provides schoolchildren and groups with an authentic living history experience led by an old-fashioned school marm from the early 1900s (by appointment only).


Ellen Mardula

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Great little free museum. We went today for the Snoopy exhibit which was very cute. This is a perfect little trip for the family to learn more about Elmhurst and see a beautiful historic building.

James Hahn

Friday, March 9, 2018
My lady friend and I had a wonderful time Sunday afternoon..... a nice presentation and a very educational hour and a half...... I guess we never realize how much history Elmhurst actually has....Thanks Again

Greg Silverstein

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Great local family attraction. We love taking our daughter there.

Danielle Sikorski

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Interesting American history and Elmhurst history. Loved the Freedom chalkboard and quotes on the wall.

Lawrence Dombrowski

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Good use of small space. Easy destination.