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.

UPDATE: Great news--the museum is getting a new roof!
The museum will remain open during construction...
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Current Changing Exhibit:

October 17, 2015-July 31, 2016

Ashley Downing interviewed regarding wedding exhibit by NCTV17

Ashley Downing, Museum Curator, discusses the Wedding Traditions Unveiled exhibit with NCTV17.

Explore 100 years of courtship rituals and wedding traditions in DuPage County

From the Victorian Era to WWII, visitors will find out what customs have stood the test of time and which ones have changed in more than a century. You will get carried away by the romance of the past, bizarre nuptial customs, and extravagant dresses that weave a tale of local history.

more information about the Wedding Traditions Unveiled exhibit & a schedule of events.



Upcoming Events:

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February 20, 21: LEGO® Train Show

April 15: Night at the Museum - Tickets on sale now!

May 21: Fun Unplugged

Museum News

DuPage County Historial Museum Foundation Receives Grants From DuPage Foundation
January 14, 2016 Press Release - Details

Award of Excellence
The DuPage County Historical Museum exhibit Inheriting DuPage: A Family History honored by Illinois Association of Museums with an Award of Excellence.

Gold Award
IAM recognizes the DuPage Society of Model Engineers with a Gold Award for its 50 years of service.

September 25, 2015

Daniel L. Goodwin Honored
Goodwin receives
2014 Making a Historical Difference Award - Details
October 29, 2014 at Arrowhead Golf Club

Voted Favorite Museum in Wheaton & Glen Ellyn

2013 Reader's Choice Award, Glancer Magazine




Model Train