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This exhibit examines World War I, also known as the "Great War," and Woodrow Wilson's presidency. Fought from 1914 to 1918, World War I altered the landscape of how wars are fought permanently. "Woodrow Wilson and the Great War" explores the multiple perspectives and untold stories of the war, raising questions about how we interpret history and discover new narratives. The exhibit features photographs, letters from the president, and other WWI artifacts.


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Discover the unique Chicago story of the inventions and products created by the Popeil and Ronco companies which were heavily marketed as great Christmas gifts in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Chicago Cultural Historian, Tim Sameulson, author of the book, "But Wait, There's More," presents this wonderful world of kitschy products, some of them "you didn't know you needed" -  Produced by the Elmhurst History Museum, this fun-filled interactive exhibit features products from several decades including The Pocket Fisherman, The Chop-O-Matic, Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone and so much more.