Chicago Author Series

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 3 -10, and will be held in the Museum.

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 Library District

Saturday, August 31 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Junior Perspectives

Kids can join Lisle's newest Senior Perspectives artists whose work is on display in the historic Lisle Depot. See their unique pieces, create your own work of art, and then stick around for story-time with the Lisle Library District.

Saturday, October 5 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Paintin' Pumpkins

Come decorate pumpkins with us as we celebrate autumn at the Museums!

Saturday, November 16 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Excellent X-Rays

Come by for a special Kids Time hosted by KIDS Urgent Care of Wheaton. We will learn all about x-rays and germs, then we will make a craft. Be sure to stick around for story-time with the Lisle Library District.

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 in the Village Hall & Commuter Lots

FREE HANDICAP PARKING is available in the Village Hall & Bank of America Lot

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Lisle Savings Bank, Ancel Glink, Rotary Club of Lisle, Sikich LLP, US Bank, Choice Eye Care, Sassetti LLC, Robbins Schwartz, Lakeshore Recycling & Disposal, Paul Martin Jewelers, Volvo/Honda of Lisle

NEW This Year:
  • Lakeshore Recycling Systems
  • Senior Perspectives Gallery Days

Returning Favorites:
  • Straw Bale Maze
  • Vintage Automobiles
  • Mini Hands-On Barn Raising - (Sunday Only)
  • Civil War Medicine Interpreters

Popular Attractions:
  • Miller's Petting Farm
  • Maggie the Milking Cow - (Sunday Only)
  • Wagon Rides
  • HO Gauge Model Train Layout
  • Four Square Heirloom Gardens
  • Gift Shop with 38th Annual Heritage Ornament
  • Lisle Library Used Book Sale

Historic-Living Demonstrations:
  • Blacksmithing
  • Baking in the Beehive Oven
  • Beekeeping
  • Leather Working
  • Quilting
  • Spinning & Weaving
  • Soap Making
  • Wood Turning

Hands-On Activities & Crafts:
  • Candy in the Straw (Sunday Only)
  • Corn Grinding
  • Hit & Miss Engine
  • Mini Hay Baler
  • Tavern Puzzles
  • Junior Perspectives (10:30-11:30am)
  • Tug-O-War (matches scheduled throughout the weekend)
  • Kids Urgent Care of Wheaton

Restored 19th Century Building & Artifacts:
  • Lisle Depot Museum
  • Netzley/Yender Farmhouse
  • Beaubien Tavern
  • Wooden CB&Q Waycar
  • Blacksmith & Woodwork Shop

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


Chicago Author Series

Saturdays in October 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 parlor of 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 Library District & Arcadia Press

Games and Grub

Saturday, October 26 from 5:00-8:00pm
The Museums at Lisle Station Park - 921 School St., Lisle
Recommended Ages 13 & Up

$12 Friends of the Museum   |   $15 Pre-Registered   |   $20 at the Door
Price includes refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages & 1 drink ticket (21+)

Join us at the museum for games, grub and a behind-the-scenes look with West Suburban Paranormal Investigators!

Come dressed in your halloween costume for a spooktacular evening at the museum. Join us as we celebrate our anniversary with games, grub and more!

You've seen them on TV - come see how they do it! West Suburban Paranormal Investigators will make a special appearance to provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of the methods and gear used by paranormal investigators.


  • Social Hour
  • Light Refreshements (Beer & Wine Available for Purchase)
  • Play Board Games from our Artifact Collections
  • Crafting Demonstrations
  • Costumes strongly encouraged


  • Presentation by West Suburban Paranormal Investigators (WSPI)


  • Meet & Greet with West Suburban Paranormal Investigators (WSPI)
  • Tour the Museum Grounds

Proceeds will support the Museum’s mission to preserve & interpret Lisle’s dynamic history.

Questions about the event? Contact the museum at 630-968-0499 or

Once Upon A Christmas

Free Old Fashioned Holiday Fun for the Whole Family!

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 Rides
  • Ice Carving Demonstration
  • Live Holiday Entertainment
  • Lights of Lisle
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 7 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 8 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