The Iowa Files


The West Des Moines Historical Society, in partnership with the West Des Moines Public Library, present "The Iowa Files," a new lecture series focusing on the people, places and events that make Iowa so interesting!

Every program begins at 2:30pm and is at the West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway. Best of all- programs are free!

September 16: Bonnie & Clyde Shootout in Dexfield
Presented by Rod Stanley

October 21: A Death in the Family; Victorian Mourning Rituals
Presented by Joan Ferry

November 18: Red Tales; Native American Life
Presented by Ralph & Carol Moisa

January 13: Just Before the Battle Mother; A Visit From a Civil War Soldier
Presented by O.J. Fargo
(Made possible by Humanities Iowa & the National Endowment for the Humanities)

February 17: Josiah Grinnell & the Iowa Underground Railroad
Presented by David Connon
(Made possible by Humanities Iowa & the National Endowment for the Humanities)

March 17: Iowa's Misbehaving Women
Presented by Cheryl Mullenbach

April 14: Our New Neighbors; Refugees & Immigrants in Iowa
Presented by Zeljka Krvavica

May 19: Exploring Iowa & It's Historic Gem
Presented by Dan Kaercher
(Made possible by Humanities Iowa & the National Endowment for the Humanities)