Oak Park River Forest Museum is open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month for Night at Your Museum. It’s a fun, casual mid-week “evening out” and a great opportunity to visit the Museum if you can’t come during our regular daytime hours.
Each First Wednesday features an informal gallery talk offering a “behind the scenes” peek at your OPRF Museum. Whether it’s a look at an historic artifact, a story from our community’s past, or a sneak preview of an exhibit or event, you’ll get a glimpse into both the history of our villages and the operation of OPRF Museum.
On February 5th, Sarah Doherty and Frank Lipo, co-curators of the award-winning exhibit Open House: The Legacy of Fair Housing, kick off Black History Month by sharing insights about the exhibit and the broader story of African Americans who have shaped our community through the decades. Find out about plans for a traveling version of the exhibit and share your ideas for exhibits in 2020 and beyond.
Admission is always free for OPRF Museum members. Regular admission prices apply for all others. Doors open at 7 p.m. with speaker programs starting at 7:30.