Relive Skating Memories at Rollerspeak and a Pop-Up Exhibit – Elmhurst BMW Dealer

September 14th, 2018 by

Whether you were a rink rat, or you love roller skating, you’ll want to check out “Rollerspeak and a Pop-Up Exhibit with James Turner.” This event takes place at the Elmhurst History Museum on Sunday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Some of us at Elmhurst BMW are old enough to remember the Golden Age of Roller Skating. We think this will be an interesting program.

Rollerspeak and Pop-Up Exhibit with James TurnerThe event will be hosted by James Turner, a co-founder of Lincoln, Nebraska’s National Roller Skating Museum. Turner also co-authored the book, “The History of Roller Skating.” The presentation features a talk illustrated with slides that trace roller skating’s development from the 1880s through the present day, with a special focus on the 1950s and 60s (known as the “Golden Age” of the sport).

After the talk, attendees can partake in a discussion about roller skating. Bring your memories, skates, photos and keepsakes to produce a pop-up exhibit.

“Rollerspeak and a Pop-Up Exhibit with James Turner” is presented as part of the Elmhurst History Museum’s exhibit, “Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of Roller Skating.” The exhibit transports visitors back to the heyday of roller skating and explores the celebrated skating venues in the Chicago area. Visitors can view this exhibit before or after “Rollerspeak,” or come back and view the “Chicago Rink Rats” through its run, which ends on November 4.

The presentation takes place in the museum’s Education Center. Registration is required. (See information below for registration information). We know you’ll have a great time at “Rollerspeak and a Pop-Up Exhibit with James Turner,” so register today while there’s still space.

Date and Time:
September 23, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Free for museum members, $5 for non-members. Registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite at call 630-530-6879. Limited free parking is available.

For More Information:
Call 630-833-1457, email or visit

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