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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Jordan Scholars Applications Now Available

We are now accepting applications for the 2022/23 class of James Jordan Scholars Leadership Institute. The program is a unique opportunity for high school juniors to learn about the real-life value of leadership in our community, directly from those leaders working in areas James Jordan excelled.

Students must be current sophomores who will be juniors in the 2022-2023 academic year and registered to take Advanced Placement U.S. History or American History in their junior year.

Successful applicants

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You Can Now Text to Give!

There’s a new and easy way to support the programs and projects at the West Des Moines Historical Society! We’re now part of Give Lively, a secure and easy text to donate fundraising program.

Simply text WDMHS to 44-321 and follow the prompts to donate via ACH, credit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay. It’s

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The Iowa Files: Tombstones & Tales of Jordan & Woodland Cemeteries

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We’re Growing!

The West Des Moines Historical Society is pleased to announce the acquisition of three acres of land next to the Jordan House Museum at 2001 Fuller Road. Funds for the purchase of this land were provided by the

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Stitches In Time

New Exhibit at the Jordan House Museum

Opening Friday, March 18

Quilts are functional art. Lovingly stitched together, combining memories and meaning in every scrap of fabric. Whether it’s a crazy quilt using pieces of clothing from family members to whole cloth quilts created by a community during a bee, quilts offer warmth,

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Language of Flowers

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