...And It Makes a Great Christmas Gift
The History of Popeil and Ronco
November 23 - December 24
Discover the unique Chicago story of the inventions and products created by the Popeil and Ronco companies which were heavily marketed as great Christmas gifts in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Chicago Cultural Historian, Tim Sameulson, author of the book, "But Wait, There's More," presents this wonderful world of kitschy products, some of them "you didn't know you needed" - Produced by the Elmhurst History Museum, this fun-filled interactive exhibit features products from several decades including The Pocket Fisherman, The Chop-O-Matic, Veg-O-Matic, Mr. Microphone and so much more.