Past Event

Three Frenchmen & A Goat: The DeMoulin Bros. Story

The DeMoulin Brothers L-R: Erastus, U.S., and Ed

A Road Scholar Program by John Goldsmith

John Goldsmith presents the story of three enterprising young men who founded a fraternal supply company in 1892 that today is one of the biggest manufacturers of marching band uniforms. It’s an entertaining tale of trick chairs, strength testers, graduation caps and gowns, and band uniforms.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Emma Marston at

Des Plaines History Center COVID-19 Policy

Masks and COVID vaccines are recommended, but not required. Visitors are encouraged to monitor their own health and stay at home if they are experiencing any symptoms, including but not limited to: fever, cough, or sore throat. If you do not feel comfortable attending the event in person, we will do our best to record the program and place it on our YouTube channel afterwards.

Learn more about John Goldsmith, this program, and how to book it.