Wheaton History Week Starts May 2

Several events are planned to highlight Wheaton's history from May 2-12.

Cantigny's tulip gardens in Wheaton. Patch file photo.
Cantigny's tulip gardens in Wheaton. Patch file photo.
Residents can dig into Wheaton history by solving mysteries or researching their home's past during Wheaton Preservation Week May 2-12.

Coordinated by the City of Wheaton's Historic Commission, Preservation Week includes a variety of activities designed to highlight the city's history.

Here are a few events to mark your calendars for:

  • "Landmarks of Wheaton" photography exhibit, opening May 2 at the DuPage County Historical Museum
  • Home History Research Help May 3, when historic commission members and library staff help residents learn about their homes
  • Lecture on Edward Dart, May 5, who designed a dozen homes and one church in Wheaton
  • Lecture on Wheaton's Civil War history, May 7, by author and historian Robert Girardi
  • "Discover Wheaton" Mystery Hunt, May 10, in downtown Wheaton
There will also be free parking at Cantigny Park for Wheaton residents from May 2-12 and downtown Wheaton historic walking tours available by appointment from the DuPage County Historical museum.

For more information, visit http://www.wheaton.il.us/preservationweek/


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