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


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


Students Can Take A Free Virtual Tour!

As part of our commitment to education and outreach, the West Des Moines Historical Society is offering FREE live virtual tours to Iowa public school through 2021! Students can walk in the footsteps of Underground Railroad history, learn about early Iowa schools, abolitionist John Brown and more, at no charge!

This is also a wonderful opportunity for schools not in Central Iowa to have access to the amazing resour


Green Thumb Alert!

Here’s a volunteer opportunity that will let you “grow!” The WDMHS is in need of green thumbed gardening volunteers to help with spring cleaning, summer planting and maintenance at


Welcome to New Board Members

Members of the West Des Moines Historical Society voted to accept three new board members at the annual meeting in January.

Scott Hart has previou