Interior renovations are taking place in the Visitor Center. Thank you for your patience as we complete this project! If you are interested in a tour of the Kinder House during this month, please call 847-391-5399 to schedule a day and time.

Des Plaines History Center Hours
Open to the public,
Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm,
and Sundays, 1-4pm.

The History Center will be closed Wednesday, August 26, due to carpet installation. Please call 847-391-5399, if you have questions or need information.

Watch the History Center video

History Center exhibit on World War II opens

The Story of World War II-era Cargo Plane, "the Maine Flyer", IS featured in a 12-minute student-produced documentary

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

A group of 20 students produced a documentary about the "Maine Flyer", a World War II C54 cargo plane funded by a student-led war bond sales effort during the school year of 1944-45. 
Go to the links below for more information.

Wartime Memories, Park Ridge Historical Society

WBEZ interview about the Maine Flyer documentary 

"Documentary celebrates Maine High School students' WWII feat," ABC 7 News Report