Watch “Pursuit of a Dream”

Thanks to support from the Friends Foundation of the West Des Moines Library and Conjunction Media, all the 2019/2020 Iowa Files programs can be watched online.

Iowa pioneer James Cunningham Jordan was important in the development of the state and Central Iowa. Among many things Jordan was a family man, religious leader, stock

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Holiday Open House

The decorations are up and you’re invited to tour the Jordan House and Bennett School Museums Sunday, December 1. Self guided tours, treats and family crafts will be offered from 1-4pm.

New this year, visitors will have the opportunity to vote on the best decorations at the Jordan House!

Tour fees to visit both properties:

Adults: $5
Youth: $3
Under 5: Free

 

 

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James Jordan; Pursuit of a Dream

Sunday, November 17
2:30pm
West Des Moines Public Library

Iowa pioneer James Cunningham Jordan was important in the development of the state

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Watch “How Iowa Met Baseball”

If you missed the October Iowa Files program, you can learn about the history of baseball in Iowa on the WDMHS YouTube channel. All the 2019/2020 presentations will be recorded and available online, thanks to the Friends Foundation of the West Des Moines Public Library and Conjunction Media.

Watch John Liepa’s fascinating program here.

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History at the Table

What did a typical Victorian menu have featured, and what were the special dishes created to celebrate a holiday? Find out when we explore History at the Table Wednesday, November

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