Des Plaines History Center Hours
Open to the public
Tuesdays - Fridays,
10am - 5pm
Des Plaines has had many mottos over the years. While the debate over the best or favorite one continues, take a stroll back in time as we feature this circa 1924 logo on a handsome t-shirt. Buy one today to express your unbound enthusiasm for Des Plaines or send one as a hopeful message to a distant friend or relative!
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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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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