Des Plaines History Center
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Collections & Archives

Historical Collections

Historical Collections

The Des Plaines History Center collects objects that have a historical focus on Des Plaines. The curator oversees the care and preservation of all historical materials in the History Center's collections.

Historical Archives

Historical Archives

The archives of the History Center include original primary sources, such as documents, letters, diaries, photographs, and maps, that contribute to the history of Des Plaines. History Center staff and volunteers are available to help with research requests and questions.