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The exhibit, "World War II: Des Plaines and the War against  Fascism," to open Thursday, February 12, at 6 p.m. All are welcome!

The exhibit, "World War II: Des Plaines and the War against  Fascism," to open Thursday, February 12, at 6 p.m. All are welcome!

Coming Events

World War II theme set at Des Plaines History Center

                The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Des Plaines History Center has been combing through its archives for objects and photos to include in its upcoming exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism.

                “There are many stories to be told about military service, work on the home front, and efforts to memorialize the sacrifices of so many men and women,” said Philip Mohr, History Center curator. “We will feature some specific Des Plaines stories in each of these three categories.”

                The exhibit, which will open Thursday, February 12, at 6 p.m., will transport viewers back to a time when it was common to have relatives and neighbors leave home determined to defend their country and make a difference in the world. All residents are invited to visit the display and stay for the February Coffee Talk, “World War II and Des Plaines on the Home Front,” which will immediately follow the exhibit opening from 7-8 p.m.

James Radlein and five of his brothers served during World War II in various branches of the military. James will be featured in the History Center exhibit.

James Radlein and five of his brothers served during World War II in various branches of the military. James will be featured in the History Center exhibit.