Our Town. Our History. Our Heritage.

The mission of the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation is to stimulate broad-based support for local history, the Elmhurst History Museum and the Churchville Schoolhouse through advocacy, education, and fundraising.

Because of the community’s generous support, we’ve grown tremendously over the past several years. There’s a lot going on with both the foundation and the museum. Take some time to look around and see what we have to offer! We welcome you to join us in our mission.

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Upcoming Events

2019 Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest – SAVE THE DATE

September 14, 2019 at Elmhurst History Museum

Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest Save the Date 2019

PRE-PARTY BEER FEST EVENT AT PINTS – SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Our event sponsor, PINTS, will host a pre-party event on Saturday, June 15, from 7-9 p.m. Fest tickets will be available at a $5 discount during the party and the first 20 ticket buyers will receive a FREE pint of Wild Onion Crazy Fingers! Here’s an idea: Beer Fest tickets make a great Father’s Day gift!

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Latest News from the Foundation

Students Share Colorful Views of Elmhurst History for the 2019 Ruth Strand Poster Contest

Children have a unique view of local history, and their colorful perspectives on the subject were well-documented in the entries received for the 2019 Ruth Strand Poster Contest.

The annual Ruth Strand Poster Contest, which is sponsored by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and the Elmhurst History Museum, challenged second grade students to depict and describe a scene from Elmhurst history. The contest honors Ruth Strand, the long-time director of the Elmhurst Public Library and a founding member of what is now the Elmhurst History Museum. The Elmhurst Heritage Foundation presents the contest each year as part of its mission to stimulate broad-based support for local history, the Elmhurst History Museum, and the Churchville Schoolhouse through advocacy, education, and fundraising.

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