Once in a while I will be working at the Des Plaines History Center and run across a gem of a photograph or some scrap of archival material that sparks curiosity. Not long after I started working there in September 2013, I happened upon a photo of Rand Park, the one on Miner Street that now contains Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center. From YEAR-YEAR it was a park with a pool that attracted young people and adults from all around. The striking aspect of this photo is the amo
SAVE THE DATE! - September 12, 2015 Join us and show your support for a healthier lifestyle and safe biking in Des Plaines. This popular and fun 9 mile ride is set for Saturday, September 12th getting underway at 9AM from the HIstoric Methodist Campground. At the end of the trail ride, riders will be treated to food, entertainment and raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors. Ride Starts and Ends at The Historic Methodist Campground 1250 Joseph Schwab (Campground) Rd.