Learn About the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer
On July 18, from 3-4 p.m., you can learn about the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland at the Elmhurst History Museum. View slides and listen to stories as told by area historians, archivists and photographers. This free event requires advanced registration and provides an insider’s view of area amusement parks, their history, and what became of them. Many people on the Elmhurst Toyota staff love thrill rides and attractions. We hope you can make it to this interesting talk.
The Elmhurst History Museum Education Center offers history buffs the opportunity to learn more about the subjects that interest them most. At the event will be the Director of the National Amusement Park Historical Association, Craig Burda, as well as archivist Jim Abbate and photographer Bruce Cassi.
After the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland event, you can visit the museum to check out the “Worlds of Wonder” exhibit, which features some of Chicago’s trolley parks, as well as today’s most exciting thrill rides.
A truly immersive experience awaits museum patrons, who can access rare photos, videos, souvenirs and memorabilia, artifacts from many of the amusement parks, and interactive displays. A turnstile greets visitors entering the exhibit, the same way it would have at many of Chicago’s parks.
The four parks highlighted include Kiddieland, Santa’s Village, Riverview and Dispensa’s Kiddie Kingdom. Subjects of interest include the role the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 had on amusement parks, details about the first Ferris Wheel, parks of the 1900s, carousel history, and how rides have changed throughout the years to appease a thrill-seeking, adrenaline-addicted crowd.
Head over to the Elmhurst History Museum for the Lost Amusement Parks of Chicagoland. We’re sure it will be a fun time.
Date and Time:
July 18, 2019, 3-4 p.m.
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Admission is free. Register online at Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2ZDjGgl or call 630-530-6879.
For More Information:
Visit www.elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457.