The Des Plaines History Center is aware of the recent development regarding the proposed demolition of the McDonald's museum site and has begun receiving calls and questions from the public. In response to the great attention that the McDonald's museum holds, the History Center is currently reviewing and assessing this development from the standpoint of community history and the public's interest and will provide further statement in the near future.
Des Plaines is proud of the site as a place that changed the world, and we are deeply disappointed in this development. The History Center is committed to preserving, researching, and interpreting the history of McDonald’s in our local history as much as any other business or community member. If anyone has photos, documents, or stories about McDonald’s in Des Plaines, please contact History Center staff about how we can preserve them for the future.