Pathway to History-A Unique Holiday Gift!

Looking for a unique and meaningful gift for a history lover? Cement their place in West Des Moines history by buying an engraved paver for the Pathway to History at the historic Jordan House Museum.

Pavers can celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, life accomplishments, remember a loved one or pass words of wisdom to the next generation. Order a paver as a gift and we’ll send the recipient a form and instructions for filling it out. Or order yours today at https://www.fundraisingbrick.com/online-orders/wdmhs/

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Home for the Holidays

Tour the decorated Jordan House and Bennett School Museums Sunday, December 4 from 1-3pm.
Volunteers have

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Join the WDMHS Board of Directors

Applications are now being accepted for the WDMHS Board of Directors. Our directors work with staff and volunteers to ensure the WDMHS continues to be a leader in providing education and preservation of our history. Board members are critical to the continuing success of everything we do to educate, inform and preserve history.

If you would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity, please email gbrubaker@wdmhs.org or call our office at 515.225.1286

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Timeless: A pop up exhibition with Olson-Larsen Galleries

Timeless is a pop-up exhibition featuring objects in the West Des Moines Historical Society collection in conversation with contemporary artwork by artists whose subject matter or techniques were prevalent during the time period in

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History With A Twist!

Join us Thursday, August 18 for a fun event combing local history and cocktails at The Foundry!

Ticketholders will receive 1 drink ticket good for any of The Foundry’s delicious libations, then take a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery,

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One Room Schools

At one point Iowa had more than 12,000 one-room schools, teaching thousands of students from 1st-8th grade. Join us at Bennett School Museums (4001 Fuller Road) Sunday, September 11 at 2pm as Bill Sherman, one of the premier authorities on Iowa’s one-room

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West Des Moines Juneteenth Jubilee

The City of West Des Moines invites everyone to join us for our first Juneteenth Jubilee on Saturday, June 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Jamie Hurd Amphitheater by the City Hall pond, 4100 Mills Civic Parkway. The event is being held on June 11 so that it does not conflict with other Juneteenth events in the metro.

The Jubilee will feature performances by Billy Weathers & Hip-Hope Inc., prizes, free face painting, and food truck vendors. A panel discussion about the “State of Black Affairs

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On-Line Auction Raises Money for a Log Cabin

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Quilting & the Underground Railroad

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Forever Free Intern Applications Now Available

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