New Blog Post- Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, the end of slavery in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is our newest Federal holiday, but it’s considered the longest running African American holiday. Learn about the rich history of this celebration of freedom in our latest blog Read More...

Awards Winning Videos!

Congratulations to our friend Conjunction Media – Creative Dave who was recognized with a 2021 Award of Excellence from the Iowa Motion Picture Association for his outstanding work on our Tales From Iowa History educational video series. WDMHS staff developed and created the scripts and visuals, and David made them shine!

This serie

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National Pen Pal Day

Did you know June 1 is National Pen Pal Day? Find out why the lost art of handwritten letters is good for you and for history in our latest Read More...

Jordan House Yard Spring Cleanup

Help us get the yard and gardens at the Jordan House Museum looking good for Spring!

We are asking for volunteers to come help with outside project Saturday April 17 at the Jordan

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New Blog Post- Fake Food!

We needed a way to show all the products available at the Vandenburg Pharmacy in our new exhibit, including delicious looking sundae

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