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WHAT'S HAPPENING?

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS(See the photos above)

THE NEXT EVENT - RIVERVIEW by BILL KOOKER -THE NEXT EVENT
The June 18th program is 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Av. Library. BILL KOOKER will talk and show a PowerPoint about RIVERVIEW and the experiences of his family managing this iconic park.


NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING - July 31, 6 p.m. at North Side Library 
LEO LANDIS - History of DES MOINES BASEBALL and how it transformed the national game of baseball. 

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FUTURE TENTATIVE EVENTS
(please check back for verification):

~ Friday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. - RANDA LeJEUNE HOUSE TOUR - a beautiful, unique Victorian home in Sherman Hill *
~ September 9 - DMHS booth at the CONCOURS DE'ELEGANCE - learn about 'Auto Row' and how the automobile has been a part of Des Moines since the invention of motorcars. 
~October 16 - NORM MANDLEBAUM - speaks about the DES MOINES JEWISH COMMUNITY and how it has been a big part of the development of Des Moines - from the 1800's on ...

~November 3 at 1 p.m. - Memorial Lutheran Church Tour

~December 8, Author of book about Robert Ray bringing Hmong to Iowa

* The asterisk denotes a DMHS MEMBERS ONLY EVENT, but you may join at the door or in advance online on the MEMBERSHIP page.   ​SEE YOU THEN!   
Occasionally events must be changed, please check this website of the DMHS Facebook page before events for any modifications.


NEWS - 
The DMHS received donations of over $1,000 so the NSCDA contributed the additional
$1,000 to Project 1843 at the Birthplace of Des Moines/Fort Des Moines II Memorial Cabin.
THANK YOU NSCDA!!!  
There is still work to be done, so please consider helping with a donation to improve the
DM Birthplace Cabin.
(Photo - Laura Kozin presenting the check to Jerry Tormey.)     

A note about our events...

Unless noted as a members-only event, all programs and events of the Des Moines Historical Society are open to the public. We welcome you to come see what we're about! 
For our members-only events, nonmembers may join DMHS and pay dues in order to participate. See our
membership page for details. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~​