Special Events

The Interview; Keys to the Jordan House
Saturday, October 21 * Multiple Times

This is it! The opportunity of a lifetime. You’ve just read in the local paper that one of the grandest places in town, the home of James Jordan, is looking for new help. You’ve been waiting for this, but it seems as though the owners expect you to pass a very difficult interview.

When you arrive at the Jordan House, you are greeted by a long time worker, who has quite a few stories to tell about your potential place of employment. In addition, it seems that the one in charge has left out various tests for you to pass, to see if you would be well suited for the job. You will need to excel at several skills and fit well with the team in order to gain one of the coveted few spots. You and your team will have to race against the clock to solve mental puzzles to physical chores and include many fun but challenging adventures.

There are 4 opportunites to win The Interview Saturday, October 21. Form a team, wear costumes, and have fun!

Tickets and times can be found here.

Private Rentals



Are you looking for a historical and intimate location to start your new lives?

Consider holding your ceremony at the Jordan House Museum or Bennett School Museum, both conveniently located and unique!

The Jordan House Museum (2001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines) is a circa 1850 Victorian home, full of period furnishings and details that enhance any event. The Bennett School Museum (4001 Fuller Road, West Des Moines) is a 1920s one-room schoolhouse, with school desks and chalkboard for your special artwork or messages, as well as a full kitchen in the basement.

Both museums are perfect for micro-weddings, small gatherings and intimate ceremonies. Two-hour reservations are affordable and available most days and evenings.




Ladies enjoying tea in the Jordan House ParlorPrivate Events & Tours
Private rentals are perfect for that small family gathering, breakfast meeting or business reception. With no restrictions on catering, you can even bring in your own food and beverages (some exclusions may apply regarding alcohol.)

Each rental can include a guided or self-guided tour of the Jordan House or Bennett School Museums.

For more information, call the West Des Moines Historical Society at 515.225.1286.