Mar

1

2017

Jordan House Book Group

Join us Tuesday, March 21 for a discussion of “Sin and the Second City,” Karen Abbbot’s rowdy tale of two madams in Chicago at the turn of the cenury. 6:30-7:30pm Jordan House 2001 Fuller Road  Read More →

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Feb

23

2017

Tickets Available for Buxton: Iowa’s Black Utopia

Don’t want to stand in line or risk not being able to attend Saturday’s presentation? Purchase your tickets on-line to move to the front of the room. Tickets are available at https://squareup.com/store/west-des-moines-historical-society Doors... 

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Jan

18

2017

The Octagon House

West Des Moines Living Magazine features a story about the Clegg House, an unusually shaped home from West Des Moines history. You can read it here.  Read More →

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Jan

12

2017

Buxton: Iowa’s Black Utopia

From 1895 to 1927, the coal mining town of Buxton, in Monroe County, was an oasis of racial harmony and integration in Iowa. This unique multi-ethnic community, with a racially diverse population of African Americans and white European-Americans,... 

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Dec

28

2016

WDMHS Receives MidAmerican Energy Foundation Grant

The West Des Moines Historical Society is dedicated to the mission of historic preservation and to educate public about our historic sites in Central Iowa. Thanks to a recent grant of $7,500 from the MidAmerican Energy Foundation, WDMHS will continue... 

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