The Museums at Lisle Station Park invites families to come to the Museum on the following dates from 10:30-11:30am for a free fun family activity. Activites will vary depending on the theme of the month, are best suited for kids ages 4-10, and will be held in the Netzley/Yender Farmhouse.

FREE PARKING is available in the lot in front of the Beaubien Tavern and at Village Hall and in the commuter parking lots.

Program Co-Hosted By: Lisle Public Library

Saturday, August 26 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Passing Notes

Learn how the train crew used to send messages to each other and make your own message holder to pass notes to the Stationmaster.

Saturday, October 21 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Fun With Art

See paintings from local artist John Phillips, then create your own amazing work of art.

Saturday, November 18 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Weaving Looms

Join us as we weave together Lisle’s history. You’ll learn about how important weaving was to Lisle’s early settlers and will create your own loom.

Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or

Depot Days

Free Old Fashioned Fun For The Whole Family!

Join us at The Museums at Lisle Station Park this weekend for old-fashioned fun! The Museum is located at 921 School Street in Lisle.

FREE PARKING is available at Village Hall and in the commuter parking lots.

NEW This Year:

Additional Vintage Vehicles, Mini Hands-On Barn Raising, Restored Railroad Bench, Lisle Park District's 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Returning Favorites:

Morse Telegraph Club & Wheelmen Antique Bicycle Club

Popular Attractions:

BNSF Railway Company, Gift Shop with 36th Annual Heritage Ornament, Wagon Rides, HO Gauge Model Train Layout, Vintage Vehicles, Four Square Heirloom Garden, Lisle Library Used Book Sale, Maggie the Milking Cow, Miller's Petting Farm

Historic Activities:

Corn Grinding, Hit & Miss Engine, Mini Hay Baler, Ottawa Log Saw, Rope Making, Straw Bale Maze

Hands-On Pioneer Activities - Daily in the Commons Area:

Candy in the Straw (Sunday only), Fabric Dyeing, Hand Weaving, Kid-Sized Blacksmithing, Sack Races, Tavern Puzzles, Tug-O-War (scheduled matches)

Pioneer Demonstrations:

Blacksmithing, Baking in the Beehive Oven, Beekeeping, Bobbin Lace Making, Leather Working, Quilting, Rug Hooking, Soap Making, Spinning & Weaving, Wood Turning

Restored 19th Century Building & Artifacts:

Lisle Depot Museum, Netzley/Yender Farmhouse, Beaubien Tavern, Wooden CB&Q Waycar, Blacksmith & Woodwork Shop

Featured Vendor:

Bono's Neighborhood Pub


Lisle Savings Bank, Ancel Glink, Republic Services, US Bank, Choice Eye Care, Volvo/Honda of Lisle

Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or


Saturdays, October 7 - 28 at 1:00pm
Events will be held in the Netzley-Yender Farmhouse, 921 School Street, Lisle

Check back for a complete list of October books and speakers.

Free, thought provoking discussions about our regional history and culture with local authors and those who write about it. Authors from around Chicagoland will present their books in a fun and informal fashion. Join us for a deep discussion, coffee and refreshments in the Netzley/Yender Farmhouse.

FREE PARKING is available in the lot in front of the Beaubien Tavern and at Village Hall and in the commuter parking lots.

Please Note: Program subject to change without notice. Visit the Lisle Library to check out the books featured in this series. Seating is on a first come basis. Admission is FREE and this event is designed for the whole family!

Presenting Sponsors: The Museums at Lisle Station Park and The Lisle Park District
Thank You To Our Program Partners: Lisle Public Library, Lake Claremont Press, Arcadia Press

Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or

Once Upon A Christmas

This free event has become a holiday tradition in Lisle featuring old-fashioned holiday fun for the entire family! Stop by to see blacksmith, ice carving and baking demonstrations; visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the historic Lisle Depot; and visit live reindeer on Sunday! Join us for these, and even more exciting activities as we celebrate Christmas in Lisle! All ages are welcome!

The Museum is located at 921 School Street in Lisle.

FREE PARKING is available at Village Hall and in the commuter parking lots.

EVENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH: Lights of Lisle, Lisle Santa Train, Santa Light Parade

Once Upon A Christmas Reindeer

Event Features:

  • Visit Live Reindeer on Sunday
  • Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Brick Oven Baking
  • Blacksmithing
  • Santa Parade
  • Holiday Wagon & Trolley Rides
  • Ice Carving Demonstration
  • Live Holiday Entertainment
  • Lights of Lisle
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 2 from 3:00 - 8:00pm

3:00pm-8:00pm - Once Upon a Christmas at the Museums at Lisle Station Park
Holiday celebration featuring a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Depot, brick oven baking, holiday wagon & trolley rides, blacksmith & ice carving demonstrations, model railroad trains on display, carolers, holiday snacks, crafts, music, and more!

3:00-8:00pm - Holiday Market & Food Trucks
Purchase food to enjoy offered by food truck vendors and shop for holiday gifts and festive crafts provided by a variety of vendors in a heated tent. 3:30-6:00pm - Live Holiday Entertainment
Live Holiday entertainment in the Lisle Village Hall Board room.

4:30pm - Santa Light Parade
Watch as Santa arrives downtown accompanied by the Lisle Junior High School Band amid twinkling lights. The parade travels south on Main Street from Ogden Avenue, along Burlington Avenue to Village Hall and then Santa continues to the Depot Museum on the museum campus to visit with children.

5:00-6:00pm - Ice Carving Demonstration
See ice transform into a beautiful sculpture at on the museum grounds near the Depot Museum.

5:00-7:00pm - Free Holiday Trolley Rides
Travel through Downtown Lisle to view the festive shops and decorations and Prairie Walk Pond to view the luminarias.

Dusk - Lights of Lisle
Be awed as thousands of luminarias line the Downtown streets and Prairie Walk Pond.

6:00pm - Tree Lighting Ceremony
Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the newly planted spruce tree at Village Hall and watch it grow each season. Caroling and music will follow in the Board Room performed by the Lisle Community Band. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate in the Village Hall lobby.

Sunday, December 3 from 11:00am - 4:00pm

11:00am-4:00pm - Visit from Santa & His Reindeer!
The hay wagon will collect riders on the Lisle Santa Train and deliver them to the museum campus. Once Upon a Christmas festivities continue including hayrides, brick oven baking, holiday snacks, blacksmithing, model railroad trains, children's crafts, music, and Christmas tree displays. Meet Santa & his live reindeer at the Depot Museum!

Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or