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Des Plaines History Center

781 Pearson St.
Des Plaines
(847) 391-5399

The Des Plaines History Center offers tours of the newly restored 1906-07 Kinder Home. Do you know what a stereo viewer is? How to work a boot jack? Why 1907 light fixtures used both gas and electricity? Learn about them during this interactive tour featuring hands-on objects you can try out for yourself. Also visit the visitor center next door, featuring a hands-on Kids Korner with historic games and a gift shop featuring historic candies and books, as well as Des Plaines souvenirs.


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