December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018
American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
December 14, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Have a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available.
December 17, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory's stunning holiday floral display.
Contemporary artworks by local artists in a variety of media and styles. Reception, Dec 22, 2017 7-9pm, free to the public. Great opportunity to purchase a unique and quality holiday gift. Sales benefit the artists, the EAG and the Elmhurst Art Museum.
January 12, 2018 - March 11, 2018
The evolving concept of freedom and its pursuit is explored in this touring exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, illuminating critical figures and events from our nation’s birth until 1968. Highlights include: reproductions of a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten speech notes, and letters by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is supplemented with Elmhurst materials including a 1924 KKK rally flyer, manuscripts related to the Elmhurst Fair Housing Ordinance, and correspondence from veterans from the Civil War and WWI eras.
January 18, 2018, 6:30 PM
Read the engrossing 2017 novel Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, join in a book discussion, and enjoy after-hours access to exhibits. It’s February 1862, the Civil War is on, and President Lincoln’s son has died. This critically-acclaimed and often strangely-told novel blends fact and fiction into a moving and original exploration of the father-son relationship, grief, and the power of good vs. evil. Co-presented by Elmhurst Public Library and EHM. Register: 630-530-6869