Make Plans to Explore these Local History Museums

woman and daughter learning at one of the local history museums

Explore the rich history of Lombard while remaining close to your home at City View at the Highlands. At nearby museums, you’ll discover a variety of interesting and intriguing historical destinations! In fact, here are just a few of the local history museums to check out to learn more about this great city and the nearby areas.

Four Local History Museums

Sheldon Peck Homestead

The Sheldon Peck Homestead is just a 13-minute drive from your home. This historic house museum offers visitors a glimpse of the pioneering way of life. You’ll discover exhibits, living history, and educational programs for a well-rounded experience.

Sheldon Peck Homestead was inducted into the Network of Freedom in August of 2011, where it was recognized as being a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art displays “gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits.” This unique museum features collections of mosaics, dioramas, jade carvings, cameos, organic gems, gemstones, rocks, minerals, and fossils.

They also offer programs for children and adults to learn more about lapidary art and earth science. You’ll find a host of these events on their calendar.

The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday with a $5 admission. On Fridays, admission is free!

Elmhurst Art Museum

The Elmhurst Art Museum features regional history and was founded in 1957. It’s funded and maintained by the City of Elmhurst. Come discover local history through their collection and archives that highlight many important historical events.

The Elmhurst Art Museum brings an eclectic mix of people. In fact, their current exhibitions include The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Spring Member’s Show and Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos.

So, there’s much to do at this museum! Make your plans to visit soon and enjoy a day of exploration.

Roselle History Museum

The Roselle History Museum’s mission is to “maintain and enhance a historically accurate museum” that focuses on Roselle and the surrounding areas.

One must-visit exhibit is the Sumner House. With its beginnings approximately in 1880, the house officially opened its doors as a museum in 1988. Since opening, the exhibits continue to provide visitors with a journey through Roselle’s history.

In fact, through ongoing exhibits, programs, and activities, you’ll gain a holistic perspective of the surrounding area’s rich history.


Residents of City View at the Highlands enjoy being close to many local attractions. For more information about our wonderful community, contact us and schedule a tour. We would love to show you around!

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