Trolley will shuttle between museums on regular schedule

For the past 22 years, the City of Elmhurst has celebrated its commitment to cultural arts with a very special annual tradition—Elmhurst Museum Day. This international day of celebration commemorates the value that museums bring to the community as an important resource for education, cultural exchange, and development of mutual understanding and cooperation among people.

This year, Elmhurst continues that long-standing tradition with the 22nd Annual Elmhurst Museum Day on Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. Three Elmhurst Museums—the Elmhurst Art Museum, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, and the Elmhurst History Museum—will open their doors to the public with free admission, fascinating exhibits, and fun activities for all ages.

Museum Day guests are invited to walk or bike to the museums or ride the complimentary “Explore Elmhurst” trolley to each location in downtown Elmhurst. Participants can pick up a Museum Day flyer and get a stamp at each museum to qualify for a prize drawing that includes: Classic Cinemas movie tickets, passes to The Hub batting cage and mini golf facility, museum membership packages, Elmhurst City Centre gift cards, and more.

Limited free parking is available at each location and at nearby City of Elmhurst parking garages. The museums are located within a few blocks walking distance from each other and the Elmhurst Metra train station (Union Pacific West Line).

 

Museum Day Activities

 

Elmhurst Art Museum

Take part in a hands-on art project related to the current exhibition, “Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos.” Check out the galleries at one of the western suburb’s premiere destinations for modern art, architecture, and design. Location: 150 Cottage Hill Ave. elmhurstartmuseum.org or (630) 834-0202

Elmhurst History Museum

Explore the “Snoopy and the Red Baron” exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and take a photo with Snoopy. Kids can launch a paper airplane, have their face painted with Peanuts themes, and learn to draw a Peanuts character. The Checkerboard Radio Control Club will be on hand with model airplanes and a flight simulator to test flying skills. Enjoy complimentary lemonade and cookies. Location: 120 E. Park Ave. elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Experience the museum’s fascinating collections of rare stones and precious gems, and make an adorable rock critter to take home. Location: 220 Cottage Hill Ave., lizzadromuseum.org or (630) 833-1616

Make plans to be part of the 22nd Annual Elmhurst Museum Day on May 20! For the latest event information, visit elmhursthistory.org or any of the museums’ web sites or call 630-833-1457.

 

 

 

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