JH exterior Christmas

Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the season at the Historic Jordan House
Bennett School

Sundays, December 4 and 11

2pm-5pm both days


The West Des Moines Historical Society invites you and your family to join us for music, food and family friendly activities at both our unique locations.


The Jordan House, an 1850 Victorian home and historic stop on the Underground Railroad, will be beautifully decorated inside and out. There will be live music, treats and many lovely decorations to admire on self-guided tours.


The Bennett School, the last one-room schoolhouse built in Polk County, will offer families the chance to decorate an individual gingerbread house and create traditional Christmas decorations.


Cost is only $5 for adults and $3 for students to visit both properties and take part in all the events.

We hope you join us at the Jordan Home, 2001 Fuller Avenue and the Bennett School, 4001 Fuller Avenue.