The Des Plaines History Center gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Park District, members, and other contributors.

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Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
History Center Hours:
Tuesdays - Fridays 10am - 5pm
Sundays 1-4pm
The Des Plaines History Center collects, preserves, and interprets the history of
Des Plaines and its people and provides access to those resources through exhibits, educational programs and research facilities.
Your donation helps the History Center create and maintain a public space where we provide staff who greet visitors, answer questions, deliver interesting programs for younger and older audiences alike, and preserve the history of Des Plaines.