Browsing through our thematic collections are a great way to explore Des Plaines Memory. New collections are being added all the time.
Des Plaines Memory is an online archive of historical and cultural materials that illustrate the continuing story of Des Plaines, Illinois, the "City of Destiny." Our collections are curated by the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library, community partners and individual users. The site, collections, and individual items are managed and maintained by the Des Plaines Public Library. Learn more about the project on our About page.