GEORGE MATTERN MONUMENT

​George Mattern become a patrolman for the DMPD in March of 1916 at age 26. He was killed in the line of duty near Court Ave.

PROJECT COMPLETE:

A memorial headstone was erected in honor of Officer Mattern in Woodland Cemetery on

October 27, 2019.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality. 



PROject 1843

​'Project 1843' is to secure contributions for improvements and repairs to the Birthplace of Des Moines/Fort Des Moines II Memorial Cabin at Principal Park.  



Projects

Of the Des Moines Historical Society​



Waveland

Trolley Park

​The Des Moines Historical Society is working to preserve the former Waveland Streetcar Turnaround with a monument/park.

PROJECT COMPLETE:

Project Waveland Trolley Monument raised funds to complete an educational memorial honoring the historic Trolley System of Des Moines. 
An important piece of Des Moines’ transportation history has been preserved and recognized.​