The Iowa Files


The Iowa Files, an educational history lecture series, returns in 2019/2020. Free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of West Des Moines Historical Society members, the Iowa Arts Council and the Friends Foundation of the West Des Moines Library, this 8 month series showcases interesting people and events in Iowa history.

Each program begins at 2:30 and runs for one hour in the Community Room of the West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway.

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Brothers in War- the Littleton Brothers
Presented by Tom Woodruff & John Busbee

Sunday, October 20, 2019
How Iowa Met Baseball
Presented by John Liepa

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Pursuit of a Dream; James Jordan
Presented by Louise Gately

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Susan Clark & the End of Segregated School In Iowa
Presented by Leo Landis

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Buxton, A Black Utopia in Iowa? 
Presented by Rachel Chase

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Bonnie & Clyde After Dexfield Park
Presented by Rod Stanley

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Orphan Trans
Presented by Lori Vicker

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Buffalo Bill Cody
Presented by Roy Behrens