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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.