Send a check to: 
     Des Moines Historical Society
     P.O. Box 8038 

     Des Moines, IA 50301

Be sure to indicate “Project Waveland Trolley Monument” in the memo section of your check. 

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PROject Waveland Trolley monument

​Project Waveland Trolley Monument's goal is to secure funds to build an educational memorial honoring the historic Trolley System of Des Moines.  

We are working to ensure that an important piece of Des Moines’ transportation history is preserved and recognized.  The $275,000 project will update the original trolley loop located near the Waveland Golf Course to include an interactive streetcar sculpture and interpretive signage.  This initiative will transform an historic but long-neglected site into an asset for the city of Des Moines. The Des Moines Historical Society, the Des Moines Streetcar Friends and the Waveland Park Neighborhood Association are all working collaboratively, to ensure the historic trolley line is long-remembered and understood.

The DMHS extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to the W.T. & Edna M. Dahl Trust for their donation of $100,000 towards this project. This generous donation moves us closer to our fund-raising goal to build this memorial, saving the rich Des Moines Trolley history and passing it along to generations to follow. 

For more information about this project and how your contribution will be used, please contact DMHS

Your contribution to this project is needed and appreciated.


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Project Waveland Trolley MONUMENT

Preserving Des Moines Trolley History​