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Upcoming events​

Streetcar historian, Earl Short presents the History of the Des Moines Streetcars. See Event Listings for dates and times. 

Learn more about the Des Moines Historical Society by attending one of our Quarterly Meetings which are open to the public.

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  • June 2  5:30 PM
    Historic Preservation Planning Meeting
    1100 7th Street
  • June 14  6 PM
    Earl Short Streetcar Presentation
    Walnut St. Line, Downtown, Part 2 (Zoom)
  • July 12  6 PM
    Earl Short Streetcar Presentation
    Grand Avenue Line (Zoom)
  • Sept. 11  10 AM - 4 PM
    Concourse d'Elegance - Western Gateway
    ​More information coming soon.

    ** In-person historic home tours are being organized. Check back & follow our Facebook page here

Help Craft the Des Moines Historic Preservation Plan!  
Your input is needed.  More information about this effort can be found here

Some events are available only to members of the Des Moines Historical Society. Joining is easy and inexpensive. Just click here to join. It takes seconds to do and will help support efforts to preserve the stories and artifacts of Des Moines history.