Temporary schedule change: The History Center will be Closed this Sunday, April 2.

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

Programs at the History Center


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!

Watch the History Center video

Des Plaines @ Your Service: History Center


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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Keep your community's
History within reach!

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2017 Community Events

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


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