Des Plaines History Center
Creating. Inspiring. Connecting.


Looking for something to do and an opportunity to learn more about the Des Plaines History Center?
Try one of these upcoming events!

Each year, the History Center hosts and participates in special events, both at the History Center and throughout the community. Find out more about our upcoming events below!

This month, enter the Des Plaines History Center's ofrenda contest, decorate sugar skull, and see the colorful artwork of Karla Wong. Download an application of the ofrenda contest application form below.

What is an ofrenda?

An ofrenda is a decorated altar that follows a very specific set of traditions to honor a loved one who has passed on.