​​​Des Moines Historical Society

Upcoming Home Tours

June 11, 2016 - Beaverdale Neighborhood Association 2016 Tour of Homes
The Beaverdale Neighborhood Association will be sponsoring a tour of 6-7 homes in Beaverdale on June 11th, 2016. These neighbors have been gracious enough to open up their homes to showcase the wide variety of homes located in the neighborhood as well as their unique design ideas and remodeling projects. Tickets will be available for purchase at various Beaverdale businesses and possibly online as we approach June 2016. Keep an eye on the Sidewalk and the website for updates and additional information in Spring 2016. 


​The River Bend Neighborhood
2016 - Saturday , April 30th 10-4, Sunday, May 1st 11-4​

The River Bend Neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Des Moines, Iowa. The Neighborhood is bounded by Hickman Road to the north, University Avenue to the south, 2nd Avenue to the east, and 9th Street to the west. Within this area, you’ll find a diverse mix of families living in some of the oldest homes in the city. Many of the houses in River Bend date back to the 1870’s.

Sherman Hill

Sherman Hill is Des Moines’ oldest neighborhood. From its beginning in the 1870s until today, this neighborhood has maintained a prominent place in the city’s heritage and its architecture has earned distinction as Des Moines’ first local historical district in 1982.