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Afternoon Adventures: Making Snow Globe Souvenirs

Children to make snow globes at the Des Plaines History Center


Families and children are invited to shake things up as they create snow globes Sunday, November 16, from 1-4 p.m. at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street. The activity will be a part of the Afternoon Adventures program, which will focus on travel and the various souvenirs that people pick up when they are tourists.

“Come learn about the history of travel and transportation in Des Plaines during the twentieth century,” said Sarah DePuy, intern at the History Center. “The program will cover several modes of transit, including cars, trains, and planes, and then children will have an opportunity to design their own souvenir snow globe.”

Participants will hear that snow globes were popular in America during the 1940s and were often used in advertising. “Today, many people continue to collect snow globes as mementos of their holidays and vacations,” said DePuy. “They’re easy to make and lots of fun.”

The cost of the program is $3 per child, $2 per child with a member. While at the History Center, guests are welcome to view the travel exhibit, “Greetings from Des Plaines.” For more information, please call 847-391-5399 or visit

Afternoon Adventures is sponsored by the Des Plaines History Center and the Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines. The History Center gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Park District, its members, and other contributors.


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