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Des Plaines History Center featured in new video


History Center exhibit on World War II opens


The Story of Maine Township High School students and the World War II-era Cargo Plane, the Maine Flyer, featured in a 12-minute student-produced documentary

"Faster, Higher, That's Maine's Flyer" -- Watch The Maine Flyer story, video trailer by students of Maine East and Main South High Schools.

Watch the premiere of the full 12-minute video on Saturday, May 2, at the Park Ridge Non-Profit Center. The premiere will begin at 4:00pm and will open to the public.

A group of 20 students at Maine South and Maine East High Schools produced a documentary about a World War II plane funded by a student-led war bond sales effort. Click the link below to listen to the WBEZ radio interview (March 6, 2015).



The exhibit, "World War II: Des Plaines and the War against  Fascism," will be on display through December. Stop in Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or Sunday, 1-4 p.m. All are welcome!

The exhibit, "World War II: Des Plaines and the War against  Fascism," will be on display through December. Stop in Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or Sunday, 1-4 p.m. All are welcome!