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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:

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...More


August 5, 2017 - September 23, 2017

hooked

Hooked on History

Kid's Art Show

The DuPage county Historical Museum will be hosting a Children's Art Exhibit. The exhibit will feature works selected by schools...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 of the open air, specific accessories, toys and games helped to create...More

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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:

Adams' Dream
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