Century’s worth of art and home items on show in Warrenville

August 31, 2013 by  

The Folk Art Exhibition – 1825 to 1925 opened last weekend and features a three-floor tour of the museum’s collection of stunning folk art from throughout the Prairie State.

Here, visitors will see traditional folk art in the form of decoys, coverlets, weathervanes, and much more. With the new exhibit now in full swing, it is likely that a local print company has been hard at work producing informational pamphlets and flyers.

This folk art exhibition opened to the public on August 24 and features artisan’s work from spanning the last two centuries throughout Illinois. There are more than 100 items on display and these include pottery, weathervanes, whirligigs, lightning rods, and functional items used in many Illinois homes during the period. Part of this exhibition provides people with a view of what life was like during this century, before items were made in mass production. Many of the tools used to create the items will be showcased, as well as what the clothing of the period consisted off. Some of the items come with details on how they were reused and repurposed to meet other needs.

The cost is $4 per adult and $2 per student at the Dupage Country Administration Building located at 421 North County Farm Road in Wheaton, just a short drive from Warrenville, Illinois. To learn more about this exhibit, please visit the Dupage Country Historical Museum website or call the office during regular business hours.