The DuPage County Historical Museum is the only institution dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of DuPage County history; and annually serves more than 30,000 patrons through visits, research, special events, and educational programming.
Please help support the important work of the Museum through a tax-deductible gift to the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation and help keep history alive in DuPage County. The DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation provides direct support to the Museum’s mission to educate the general public through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of materials documenting the history of DuPage County.
Your tax-deductible gift this holiday season helps support the Museum’s community outreach efforts like the Voices of DuPage project, which recorded stories like those of Lombard resident Peter Gilea’s, a World War II veteran who served in the 735th Tank Battalion on the Western Front in Europe.
As part of the project, he was able to recount and preserve his combat experiences during the Invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge and his time spent in General Patton’s tank battalion.
Your financial support makes these community outreach efforts possible and ensured important stories like Peter’s aren’t lost to time.
Thank you for your tax-deductible gift. Your donation helps to create a tangible link to the past by bringing people face to face with the lives and stories of those who came before us and helped shape not only the county’s past but its present.
Thank you for your support.