Elmhurst History Museum



About Us

The mission of the Elmhurst History Museum is to engage people with history through thoughtful collection, enlightening exhibits, and diverse educational experiences. An award-winning regional history museum founded in 1957, EHM is a department of the City of Elmhurst and is supported by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit organization). The Elmhurst History Museum is located in the historically significant home known as the Glos Mansion, the former home of Elmhurst's first village president, Henry L. Glos, and his wife, Lucy. EHM also operates the Churchville Schoolhouse, a National Register of Historic Places site located in Bensenville, IL owned by the City of Elmhurst, where schoolchildren and adults are immersed in a living history experience with a 1900s schoolmarm.