Participate in our Poster Contest
for kids, kindergarten through high school,
with prizes from Blick Art Materials!

Programs at the History Center

Take a look at what's coming up, including Home School and After School Adventures, and monthly Coffee Talk programs with interesting topics!


Interested in a group tour? Click here to fill out a tour request form



Your membership with the Des Plaines History Center provides you with regular news and updates on upcoming events and programs, a subscription to the Cobweb, opportunities to meet and talk with others who share your interest in history, and membership discounts. Not only that, it's also a great way to support the History Center!

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Des Plaines @ Your Service: History Center

Help Support the Des Plaines History Center


Every Donation Helps
Keep your community's
History within reach!



The Des Plaines Memory web site, hosted by the Des Plaines Public Library, features digitized collections from the Des Plaines History Center, along with other historical images and materials of Des Plaines. If you have your own personal or family photos to share, be sure to take a look at the My Des Plaines Memory section, where you can upload images for others to see!

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2016 Community Events

The Des Plaines History Center participates in community events throughout the year. More information on these events will be coming soon.

Thanks to all who baked and purchased items for the History Center's annual holiday cookie sale. And thanks to everyone who attended the Holiday Open House. It was great to see all of you. We wish you all very happy holidays and an uplifting new year!

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