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1910 Suffrage Auto Tour made Stops throughout Fox Valley

December 11, 2020
Learn more about the auto tour, the suffrage movement and how local organizations are celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Zach Bishop, Museum Curator, discusses two museum exhibits on the topic.

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Exhibit Explores 19th Century Education

September 22, 2019
WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe talks to Museum Curator Zachary Bishop about the Museum’s new exhibit, Making the Grade: Education in the 19th Century.

Exhibit Explores 19th Century Education

Museum Explores the History of Local Newspapers

May 1, 2019
WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe talks to Museum Curator Zachary Bishop about the history of newspapers in DuPage County as highlighted in the new exhibit, “Read All About It! Newspapers and Journalism in DuPage County.”

Listen: Museum Explores The History Of Local Newspapers

Architectural Walking Tour

August 17, 2018
Eric Schelkopf of Suburban Life interviewed Museum Manager Michelle Podkowa about the Museum’s Architectural Walking tour that took place on August 18.

DuPage County Historical Museum tour to showcase architecture in downtown Wheaton

Wheaton Theater b/w photo

Exhibit Highlights DuPage Architects

August 12, 2018
WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe talks to Museum Curator Zachary Bishop about DuPage County’s rich architectural heritage as showcased in the Museum’s DuPage Architects exhibits.

Exhibit Highlights DuPage Architects

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Wheaton, Illinois: Golf History Starts Here

On Exhibit: at Arrowhead Golf Club opened June 27, 2018

July 15, 2018
WDCB’s Brian O’Keefe talks to Museum Manager Michelle Podkowa about golf history in Wheaton in a segment released during the weekend of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at the Chicago Golf Club.

More at Finding U.S. Golf History’s Roots in Wheaton

Wheaton IL Golf Starts Here exhibit logo

Historic Death Culture of DuPage County

Death in DuPage

On Exhibit: October 14, 2017-June 24, 2018

November 1, 2017
WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to DuPage Historical Museum curator Mogan Valenzuela about the new exhibit, Death in DuPage.

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NCTV17 Joins Museum for Birthday Celebration

Museum Celebrates 50 Years | 1967 – 2017

October 21, 2017
DuPage County History Museum Turns 50 from Naperville News 17 on Vimeo.

DuPage Historical Museum Looks Back at Origins

Adams’ Dream

On Exhibit: April 15, 2017- October 29, 2017

May 1, 2017
The history of the DuPage County Historical Museum began with one man, who had one idea. Take a journey to the past and learn about this fascinating building and the man who created it. Listen as DuPage County Historical Museum Curator, Ashley Downing, tells WDCB Reporter, Gary Zidek, about the exhibit Adams’ Dream.

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