As realtors, we spend most of our time focused on homes and helping people find their perfect home. That’s why we are loving the Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibit, “House and Home.”

The exhibit looks at how people have defined home at different times and in different regions. It examines building materials, interior finishes, and the finishing touches that people use, both decoratively and purposefully, to make their house a home.

There’s a wonderful sense of nostalgia woven in the exhibit, and most people will likely feel a sense of connection or nostalgia to at least one of the commonplace items on display, such as a toy, toaster, gardening tool, or household manual.

Rather than looking at housing trends chronologically, the exhibit zooms in on overall themes, tying together trends and innovations in building materials, furnishings, and décor.

The exhibit is on loan from the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., but it also delves into housing and homes in Elmhurst. The museum has planned a number of tie-in events for children and adults, including a bus tour of Elmhurst neighborhoods on April 30.

The exhibit runs through May 25. The Elmhurst History Museum is located at 120 E. Park Ave. in downtown Elmhurst and is open Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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