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DuPage County History Museum's HO Train Layout
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Playing With Trains

By J. Eakins In the corporate world, it’s known as “logistics,” managing the transportation of goods between origin and destination. At the DuPage County Historical … Read more ›

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Talk at DuPage County Historical Museum on Abraham Lincoln’s Strategy for Persuasion

The DuPage County Historical Museum features Batavian Dan Van Haften talking about the book he co-authored, “Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason”. The talk … Read more ›

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A Constitutional Anniversary From A Time Traveller

—Then and Now… The Constitution of the United States was signed in agreement, two hundred and twenty-five years ago, on September 17, 1787, at the … Read more ›

A scout troop tours the Girl Scouts exhibit at the DuPage County Historical Museum. (Photo provided by the museum)

Historical museum attendance spikes with new exhibits, leaders

Attendance is soaring at the DuPage County Historical Museum and museum officials expect the momentum to keep up through 2012. The Wheaton museum saw 7,738 … Read more › 1 comment

Girl Scouts visit the DuPage County Historical Museum GS Exhibit
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The Memory Holders

The Memory HoldersBy J. Eakins When the curators at the DuPage County Historical Museum chose to present an exhibit on the 100th anniversary of Girl … Read more ›

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Terrah Filipski (Wayne, Class of 2014)~ Like most holidays, Valentine's Day is named after a Saint. Valentine's Day is named after (you guessed … Read more ›

A protective scaffold enclosure surrounds the home hurt by a fire in November on Frazier Court. Its restoration process will begin later this year, its homeowners say. (Michelle Manchir/Tribune)

After fire, homeowners say historic home will be restored

A historic home in Wheaton badly damaged by a fire in November is expected to be restored to its original condition under the watch of … Read more ›

Daisy Girl Scouts at the DuPage County Historical Museum
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Over 200 attend Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Exhibit Opening at DuPage County Historical Museum

WHEATON, IL – Over 200 Girls Scouts, Leaders and dignitaries attended last Saturday’s opening reception for the DuPage County Historical Museum’s newest exhibit: Girl Scouts … Read more ›

DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting
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Everything and Anything Girls Can Imagine: DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting

“Everything and Anything Girls Can Imagine” DuPage County Historical Museum Hosts 100th Anniversary Exhibit of Girl Scouting By J. Eakins Jane Doyle and Rosemarie Courtney … Read more ›

The Wheaton Grand Theatre sits vacant on Hale Street in downtown Wheaton. (Michelle Manchir/Tribune)

‘Leadership Huddle’ to discuss Wheaton Grand revamp

Despite past challenges surrounding the reconstruction of the Wheaton Grand Theatre, at least one downtown businessman believes what he calls the “lemon in the middle … Read more ›