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About Us

The Des Moines Historical Society has been working for nearly 10 years to preserve the history of Des Moines. 

Make a donation to the Waveland Trolley Monument here.


Get your DMHS gear. Search our wide selection of Des Moines history memorabilia. All proceeds benefit DMHS 


Learn more about the history of Des Moines.

DMHS members enjoy FREE monthly tours and presentations.  JOIN NOW

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Our Mission:

To Promote the Preservation and Study of the History and Heritage of Des Moines, Iowa