The DuPage County Historical Museum is operated as a facility of Wheaton Park District, owned by the County of DuPage by resolution of the County Board pursuant to state statute. Its principal purposes are to educate the general public through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of materials which document the history of DuPage County and its relationship to Illinois and the nation, and to provide local history services for historical organizations and for scholarly endeavors.

Current Exhibits:

October 14, 2017 - June 24, 2018

Death in DuPage

Death in DuPage

Dig into historic death culture of DuPage County. Explore codes of dress, mourning traditions, and the way death and dying were understood by the people of the past. From the...More


September 17, 2017 - July 30, 2018

1917 Catalyst for the Modern Era

1917: Catalyst for the Modern Era

One period in American History stands out as a beacon of change in the county. Changes in technology, medicine, and the aftermaths of the Great War divisively changed American culture...More


July 15, 2017 - February 26, 2018

Fun Unplugged

Join us for this two-year exhibit series...
"Outdoor Adventures" through February 26, 2018

Nothing says more about childhood than the great outdoors. With creativity sparked by the endless possibility...More

Supported by:

March 3, 2017- December 31, 2017

Dunton Hall Art Gallery Exhibit

The story of a building offers a unique symbol for a town. Throughout DuPage, many heritage sites provide shining examples of public...More


Museum News:

Death in DuPage
November 1, 2017

WDCB's Gary Zidek talks to DuPage Historical Museum curator Mogan Valenzuela about the new exhibit, Death in DuPage.


DuPage County Historical Museum Turns 50
October 21, 2017

Naperville community news NCTV17 joins Museum for 50th Birthday Celebration.


Adams' Dream
May 1, 2017

One of the city of Wheaton's most influential residents is the subject of a new exhibit Adams' Dream at the DuPage Historical Museum. WDCB's Gary Zidek spoke with museum curator Ashley Downing.


Model Train