Contribute to the cultural and historic quality of life in West Des Moines, the metropolitan area of Des Moines and the state of Iowa by becoming a member of the West Des Moines Historical Society.

Membership Benefits

  • Member Mondays- tour the Jordan House Museum anytime between 11am-2pm
  • Reduced or free admission to workshops and programs
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Opportunity to serve on the board
  • Attend the annual meeting
  • Vote at the annual meeting

What Do Your Membership Dollars Do?

  • Repair, conservation and restoration of not only the two museums, but artifacts and items in our collection
  • Support education through free virtual school tours and the Iowa Files, a free history series at the West Des Moines Public Library
  • On-line access to the WDMHS collection, including photographs and papers never displayed to the public
  • An ongoing membership helps with budgeting for regular expenses, such as utility bills and insurance


The minimum fee for individual membership in the West Des Moines Historical Society is $25 per year.
Corporate memberships begin at $100.