Des Plaines History Center
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Special Events

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.


Events Coming in 2018

"Pies on the Porch" (as part of the Taste of Des Plaines) on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Join us for a slice of pie, Edwardian-era games on the Kinder House lawn, and meeting fellow history enthusiasts.

Annual Picnic on the Kinder House Lawn, August 2018. More details to come about this catered event featuring live entertainment. Tours of the Kinder House will be available and our two current exhibits "Des Plaines and the Great War" and "The Methodists Campground: Through Artists' Eyes" open for visitors.

Fall Fest at Lake Park, September 2018.

Dia de los Muertos, October 2018.