The West Des Moines Historical Society is pleased to announce the acquisition of three acres of land next to the Jordan House Museum at 2001 Fuller Road. Funds for the purchase of this land were provided by the City of West Des Moines through Hotel Motel tax.
“This significant expansion will allow the West Des Moines Historical Society to utilize outdoor space for unique educational programs for our visitors. Long-term plans include a new visitor’s center, restored oak savanna and prairie plantings, exhibit space, and event venue, which will allow The West Des Moines Historical Society to continue to fulfill our mission of education, preservation and celebration of West Des Moines, its people, places and history,” said Gale Brubaker, Executive Director of the West Des Moines Historical Society.
The West Des Moines Historical Society, formed in 1970, saved and restored the historic home of James Jordan, and now offers the public the unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history during tours of this stop on the Underground Railroad