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Springtime at the Kinder House

Take a tour of the 1907 Kinder House. Originally built on Lee Street, the house has been the site of the Des Plaines History Center since 1969 and was moved to the present location in 1978. Tours are available upon request during History Center open hours, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-5pm, and Sundays, 1-4pm. Just call 847.391.5399 or complete a Group Tour Request here.

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Community Events in Des Plaines

Des Plaines is home to a number of community events that appeal to a wide variety of interests. We invite you to make our Event Calendar a "favorite" in your web browser so you can share in the fun all year round! Just visit our website 24/7 at to see what's happening in this great City!

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July 4th Parade Applications Available!

The City of Des Plaines is proud to announce this year’s July 4th parade theme: “Our History!” Organizers of the popular event are encouraging 2016 parade participants to display historic moments of “The Making of the City of Des Plaines” or “The History of our Country.” Read more...

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Events at the Des Plaines History Center

The Des Plaines History Center collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Des Plaines and its people. Open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, the History Center offers a number of fun events and programs in March and April. Read more...

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