Welcome to the Elmhurst Independent’s Community Calendar Upcoming events will be published, whether they are virtual or in person Please remember to be safe at live events by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer and maintaining social distance.

If your club or organization is gathering during this time, live OR virtually, you can send the information to Independent@rvpublishing.com and put “Community Calendar” in the Subject line.


Ongoing programs:

Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Elmhurst holds a Zoom meeting every Thursday at 12 noon.  See what we’re all about and consider joining men and women who do good work in the community.  Contact Rotary President Charlie Laliberte for Zoom invite details. Charlielaliberte@gmail.com.

Current exhibitions and programs:

Elmhurst Art Museum

NOTICE — Wright Before the “Lloyd,” closes February 14, 2021. It features images and artifacts that portray the eclectic, early explorations of one of the world’s greatest architects and is curated by Chicago’s official cultural historian Tim Samuelson.

Now through Feb. 14, 2021, the Elmhurst Art Museum presents a socially-distanced self-guided, outdoor walking tour of Elmhurst’s modern architecture. Purchase admission ticket at the web site, however, admission is free during Wright Before the “Lloyd” exhibition currently on display through Feb. 14. Link to guided audio tour expires five days after activating custom code. Advanced purchase recommended. Free to members. Visit elmhurstartmuseum.org.

Elmhurst History Museum

Now through May 2, 2021, the Elmhurst History Museum is hosting an exhibit, “Together We Cannot Fail: Overcoming the Great Depression.”  It is a look-back to one of the most difficult times in U.S. history through the many challenges faced and changes brought on by the Great Depression in the 1930s. Created in-house by Museum staff, the exhibition sheds light on how Americans — both nationally and in Chicago-area suburbs like Elmhurst and others — faced down the country’s worst economic crisis. For more information, please visit elmhursthistory.org or call (630) 833-1457.

Available now through Sunday, May 2, there is a virtual program as part of the Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibition called, The Great Depression’s Impact on Chicagoland. In early 1929, Chicago and the nation celebrated another prosperous year. Then came Black Thursday on Oct. 24 when a series of further crashes eventually ushered in the Great Depression, ravaging Chicagoans financially in the economic collapse and leaving a lasting imprint on the nation.

Also available now through May 2, Dominic A. Pacyga, Ph.D. and Emeritus Professor of History at Columbia College Chicago, is presenting an illustrated lecture exploring the impact of the Great Depression on the Chicago area. For access, visit Programs page at elmhursthistory.org for link to view pre-recorded program.


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