Educational Videos

The West Des Moines Historical Society has created a series of educational videos on topics including the Underground Railroad in Iowa, One-Room Schools and Iowa in Times of Conflict. Originally created for use by public schools, we are now making them available to everyone with a passion to learn about history.

Created with funding from the State Historical Society of Iowa, Inc., and created by Conjunction Media, these videos were recognized in 2021 with Awards of Achievement from the Iowa Motion Picture Association!

Rule Breaker Vs. Rule Maker


The Underground Railroad in Iowa

Women and the Underground Railroad

One-Room Schools

The John Brown Freedom Trail

Iowa in Times of War