Museum Exhibits

Recurring Exhibit

Perspectives: The Growth of Elk Grove, on view September-early February

Discover how Elk Grove transformed in the areas of education, social life, business, and resident demographics to become the Elk Grove Village we know today. Listen to perspectives from past and present residents through audio clips. Add your voice to the exhibit as you relate to the various topics. A number of photographs and original artifacts will be displayed with an array of hands-on components to connect visitors to the history of this area. This recurring exhibit will be on view each year from late summer through the winter. Exhibit support provided by the Elk Grove Historical Society.

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Past Exhibits

McDonald's® Hamburger University®, March-August 2017

McDonald's Golden Arches is one of the most recognized symbols in the world. Shortly after fast food took the country by storm in the 1950s, a unique facility was established in Elk Grove Village to train McDonald's management. Using a blend of video, sound, original artifacts, and touch components, discover how Hamburger University made a global impact.

This exhibit was supported by your local McDonald's restaurants at:

  • 10 W. Biesterfield Rd.
  • 633 Meacham Rd.
  • 1450 Busse Rd.

History


A Feast for the Ears, March-August 2015

This exhibit led visitors on a discovery of Elk Grove's rich musical history and celebrated diverse musicians and educators through the sounds of jazz, rock, classical, folk, and opera. It struck a chord with all ages using original artifacts, bold images, and audio. Visitors also shared their memories and experiences about what music meant to them.

Thank you to all who came out to see the exhibit and participated in programs! You can find photos of the exhibit on our Facebook page.

This exhibit was sponsored by Jarosch Bakery.


The Green Scale, March-August 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out to see the special exhibit, The Green Scale! The exhibit featured hands-on components and information on local environmental practices. Sometimes, being green doesn't always measure up as science and standards evolve. We hope that as a community, we can become better stewards of our environment. This exhibit was partially made possible by students from the Northern Illinois University Museum Studies program.

Thank you also to our exhibit sponsor, Elk Grove Village Bank & Trust.

Discover how Elk Grove transformed in the areas of education, social life, business, and resident demographics to become the Elk Grove Village we know today. Listen to perspectives from past and present residents through audio clips. Add your voice to the exhibit as you relate to the various topics. A number of photographs and original artifacts will be displayed with an array of hands-on components to connect visitors to the history of this area.