DuPage County Historical Museum (DCHM) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the State of Illinois. The Foundation’s primary function is to raise funds to support DCHM’s mission 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.

DuPage County Historical Museum Association was first organized in 2004. Following the Intergovernmental Agreement between Wheaton Park District and DuPage County the Association was reorganized as the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.

Key Initiatives to Support DuPage County Historical Museum

Casino Night: This event was started by Museum staff in 2010, and has been held annually in the Museum Auditorium. This event captures the era of prohibition with an “underground” speakeasy theme, featuring casino games and stations with tasty treats.

Membership: While DCHM is a free Museum (donations appreciated), members receive unique benefits. For more information, see Membership Information.

Annual Fund and Major Gifts Program: Twice each year friends, visitors and supporters of the Museum are contacted to support through a sponsorship or monetary gift. Funds from the Annual Fund and Major Gifts program are allocated for specific programs, exhibits, and general operations.

Planned Giving: Show support for the DuPage County Historical Museum for future generations. Memorial gifts and bequests should be made to the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.

Support Museum Events and Projects

For information on supporting Museum events or projects, please contact Margie Wilhelmi of the DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton Park District at 630.510.4984 or All monetary contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.