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8/18: Louisa May Alcott

DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL

Louisa May Alcott Thursday, August 18 | 7P | Museum Auditorium | Free Meet Louisa May Alcott, the beloved author whose children's books made her one of America's most famous writers. Leslie Goddard portrays Alcott in a program that draws from Alcott's own diaries, books, and letters to bring the passionate, humorous, and [...]

Free

8/20: Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.

Free

9/1-9/14: Fiction Book Discussions

Wheaton Public Library 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, IL

Join the Wheaton Public Library for a book discussion on the The House of Broken Angels by Luís Alberto Urrea. Luís Alberto is featured in the Museum’s exhibit Stories of DuPage, open now.

Free

9/17*: Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.

Free

9/24: The Mystery of Nancy Drew

DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL

Join historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., to explore the history of America’s favorite girl detective.

Free

10/1: October Fest

Central Athletic Complex 500 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton

Enjoy a family-friendly evening in downtown Wheaton, complete with live entertainment, food, beer garden and children’s area.

10/15: “Leapin’ Lizards” Craft Workshop

DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL

Design your own comic like Little Orphan Annie’s Harold Gray, create Harriet Tubman’s lantern, and construct your own Misty of Chincoteague horse puppet.

Free

10/15: Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.

Free

10/21: Night at the Museum – Halloween Party

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy a three-floor flashlight scavenger hunt, movie and crafts!

$10

10/29: Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.

Free

11/2: Holiday Card Craft To-Go Kit

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

Everything you need to create beautiful homemade holiday cards!

$15

11/12: Christmas Crafting from Grandma’s Kitchen

DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL

Join us individually or bring the whole family for an afternoon of hands-on holiday crafting with the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois.

$5 – $10

11/19: Trains, Models, and History

DuPage County Historical Museum Auditorium 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL

Discover the importance of trains to DuPage and the models that commemorate their history.

Free

11/19: Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.

Free

Santa Express

Downtown Wheaton Metra Station 402 W. Front St., Wheaton, IL

Celebrate the holiday season with a train ride with Santa that includes a story, holiday music and treats.

$20

12/17*: Train Saturdays

DuPage County Historical Museum 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL

The HO Gauge Model Train is operated by the DuPage Society of Model Engineers on the third and fifth Saturday of each month. The model features a detailed layout that covers 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County's railroads and landmarks in a landscape that blends fact and fantasy.

Free

3/11: Casino Night

Arrowhead Golf Club 26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL

Enjoy an evening of popular casino games: blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas Hold'em and a money wheel. The evening also includes an open bar, appetizers, raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.

PHOTO and VIDEO RELEASE: DuPage County Historical Museum, a facility of the Wheaton Park District, may take photographs and/or video of participants promoting Museum and Wheaton Park District programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in print, on websites and social media, etc. By participating in or attending any DuPage County Historical Museum (or Wheaton Park District) activities the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of his or her image (or image of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.
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