School Day Off Adventures

Friday, April 14 - Kite Making
Friday, May 26 - Herb Gardening
Drop in anytime, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Hinsdale History Museum
$3/child (member); $5 (non-member)
Age Recommendation: 5 years and up
School's out, so stop by for some fun activities and craft projects! Registration is requested at

School’s out, so stop by the Hinsdale History Museum for a fun activity and craft project! The Hinsdale Historical Society invites children 5 years old and up to make a homemade kite, and take it for a flight.


Invented in China over 2000 years ago, kites have been used for a variety of purposes, including military surveillance, scientific research, and religious rituals. But kites found widespread popularity during Victorian times when they were marketed as children’s toys, and the period from 1860 to about 1910 became known as the “golden age of kiting”.

Passport to Adventure Program

May - September 2017
This summer, get ready to explore more than 50 museums, nature centers, and historic sites throughout DuPage and Kane Counties. Booklets will be available in mid-May for pickup in the Youth Department of the Hinsdale Public Library. Be sure to visit the Hinsdale History Museum and the Anderson Architecture Center at Immanuel Hall during your summer adventure. Sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association.


Hinsdale Historical Society Book Club

On Wednesday, May 10, the book club will meet to discuss Joan of Arc by Helen Castor. 

Hinsdale Historical Society Trustee, Anne Swenson, leads the Hinsdale Historical Society Book Club, which meets on the second Wednesday of alternating months (six months a year) and welcomes anyone who has read the book to its discussion.
Membership dues are $10 a year. For more information, email

Summer Fun Fridays

June 16 - Scrapbook Journals
June 23 - Candle Dipping
June 30 - Faux Fireworks
July 7 - Band Boxes
July 14 - Butter Churning
July 21 - Nature Prints
July 28 - Quilt Blocks
Ausust 4 - Paper Fans
August 11 - Stick Toss Game
August 18 - Cornhusk Dolls

Hinsdale History Museum 
$3/child (member); $5 (non-member)
Age Recommendation: 5 years and up
Stop by every week for a different activity or craft based on historical themes.
Registration is requested at

Hinsdale Historical Society Calendar