Des Plaines Memory is an online archive of photographs, documents and memorabilia related to the city of Des Plaines, its people, places and institutions - dating from the 1800s to the present day.
Des Plaines Memory is a unique collection because it’s full of historical and cultural materials that can’t be found anywhere else. All materials are locally sourced. Contributions come from the archives of the Des Plaines History Center, the library, community organizations like the Des Plaines Park District, and individuals - that's you!
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What you will find on Des Plaines Memory
Vintage photographs | Postcards | Family snapshots | Letters | Artwork | Diaries | Articles | Manuscripts | Digital exhibits | Videos
and more! New collections are being added all the time.
MAKING HISTORY TOGETHER
Individuals can contribute to the My Des Plaines Memory collection. Share whatever you think is important! Here are some ideas to get you started:
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on your life | Family history | Personal achievements | Businesses you own | Your life at work or school | Changes to your city or neighborhood | Your involvement in clubs, politics, sports, faith communities, etc. | Arts or crafts you’ve created
The Des Plaines Memory site, collections, and individual items are managed and maintained by the Des Plaines Public Library.