Des Plaines History Center
Creating. Inspiring. Connecting.


Easter Holiday Hours: The Des Plaines History Center will be closed on Sunday, April 16.

Poster Contest

The results are in! Thank you to all students who participated in the Des Plaines History Center's poster contest. We had a lot of entries and a lot of fun seeing all the creative ideas. Visit our 50th Anniversary page to see more about the winning entries and all the posters now on display at the History Center.

Programs at the History Center


Your membership with the Des Plaines History Center provides you with regular news and updates on upcoming events and programs, a subscription to the Cobweb, opportunities to meet and talk with others who share your interest in history, and membership discounts. Not only that, it's also a great way to support the History Center!

Watch the History Center video

Des Plaines @ Your Service: History Center


The Des Plaines Memory web site, hosted by the Des Plaines Public Library, features digitized collections from the Des Plaines History Center, along with other historical images and materials of Des Plaines. If you have your own personal or family photos to share, be sure to take a look at the My Des Plaines Memory section, where you can upload images for others to see!

Help Support the Des Plaines History Center

Every Donation Helps
Keep your community's
History within reach!

May 10, 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Des Plaines History Center will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker Street, Des Plaines.

2017 Community Events

The Des Plaines History Center participates in community events throughout the year.
July 4 - Independence Day Parade
June 17 - Taste of Des Plaines
September 15-17 - Fall Fest


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