Nov

21

2018

History Friday!

Have friends and family in town for Thanksgiving but don’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday? How about having History Friday and take one of our two tours at the historic Jordan House museum. One hour guided tours are Friday (and Sunday)... 

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Nov

12

2018

Red Tales; Native American Songs and Stories

Ralph Moisa, author and descendant of the Yaqui Nation, and his wife Carol, share Native American stories and drumming as part of their efforts to mend the ‘sacred hoop of life’, to promote a better understanding of all cultures; to bring... 

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Oct

9

2018

Celebrate WDM History October 21

The West Des Moines Historical Society and West Des Moines Community Schools, along with the City of West Des Moines, will celebrate the end of the city’s 125th birthday with day full of history Saturday, October 20 from 9am-1pm at Jordan Creek... 

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Sep

27

2018

A Death in the Family

The mirrors are covered, black crepe ribbons are on the door and the ladies of the house are airing out their black dresses. There’s been a death in the family, and Joan Ferry will talk about Victorian death customs, some familiar, some not. Sunday,... 

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Sep

20

2018

Tours Friday and Sunday

Learn about history in the place it happened! One hour guided tours of the Jordan House are offered every Friday and Sunday, beginning at 11am and 1pm. Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for youth Read More →

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