Our enthusiastic thanks to Prairie Meadows for their recently announced Community Betterment Award to the West Des Moines Historical Society. WDMHS will receive $7,500 for the recently developed enhanced curriculum projects focusing on the Underground Railroad and One-Room Schoolhouses.
Both these programs are being presented to Central Iowa students during expanded tours of the Jordan House and Bennett School. These programs encourage critical thinking skills, a deeper appreciation of history and ways to add context to the present through peoples’ actions in the past.
To schedule a tour utilizing these two expanded programs, please call the West Des Moines Historical Society at 515.225.1286.