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Teachers’ tea set at Des Plaines History Center

Teachers are invited to a high tea Thursday, November 5, from 3-5 p.m. at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street.

“Teachers work hard, and we just want to show our appreciation,” said Carmina Gonzalez, History Center programs assistant. “We decided to offer this event so they can take a breather from the stressful classroom.” Gonzalez, who is a teacher herself, has secured items for door prizes for three lucky instructors and assembled some fun and informational goodie bags for all.

The event will feature refreshments, an opportunity to learn about the History Center’s educational Traveling Trunk program, and a tour of the Kinder House. Traveling trunks provide historic and reproduction artifacts that classroom students can see up close and touch. They also offer structured hands-on activities. Materials include reading exercises and worksheets at various grade levels. Schools can rent a traveling trunk or request an in-school presentation for $20.

Tours of the Kinder House, a 1907 house museum, focus on family life and include hands-on learning. After touring the house, interested teachers can arrange a free tour for their class. Tours are available Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Classes are also welcome to view the History Center’s current exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism,” which will be on display through December.

All teachers are welcome. Please call the History Center at 847-391-5399 to RSVP by November 3.

The Des Plaines History Center is supported by the City of Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Park District, its members, and other local business and community contributors.