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Celebrate International Museum Day with free fun at four Elmhurst Museums

Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in free activities at all four Elmhurst Museums on May 20th.

Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in free activities at all four Elmhurst Museums on May 20th.

Elmhurst’s four museums invite the community to visit each location on Sunday, May 20, 2012 to celebrate International Museum Day. The Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst Historical Museum, Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, and Theatre Historical Society of America will be open free to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with special activities and exhibit tours for visitors of all ages. Admission at each location is free.

The 16th annual Museum Day is part of an international event designed to remind the public of the value museums bring to the community as an important means of education, cultural exchange, and development of mutual understanding and cooperation among people.

Elmhurst Museum Day is particularly special with four very different museums located within close proximity in central Elmhurst. A complimentary trolley will run every 20 minutes between the museums to transport visitors to each location. Participants who get stamps at all four museums can qualify for a prize drawing that includes Classic Cinemas gift cards, passes to The Hub miniature golf facility, Elmhurst City Centre gift certificate, museum tee shirts and more.

2012 Museum Day Activities:
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. – Learn about Mario Trejo’s style of large-scale drawing, and then engage the whole family to make a work of art to take home. (630) 834-0202 or www.elmhurstartmuseum.org
Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. – Experience Chicago’s candy-making history in the new exhibit, Sweet Home Chicago, make a mini “History of Me” booklet, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. (630) 833-1457 or www.elmhursthistory.org
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave. – See the new Rock & Mineral Experience, and go on a scavenger hunt to win a prize. (630) 833-1616 or www.lizzadromuseum.org
Theatre Historical Society of America, 152 N. York, 2nd floor – Connect the dots to discover theatre objects, spell your name on a giant theatre marquee, and see a new exhibit about the transition from film to digital movies. (630) 782-1800 or www.historictheatres.org
Note that all museums are within a few blocks walking distance from the Elmhurst train station (Metra Union Pacific West Line to Elmhurst).

Join in the fun! Hop on the trolley and visit all four Elmhurst museums on May 20 to celebrate Elmhurst Museum Day 2012.

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