DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Watch our website and social media feeds for an updated date!  

The inspiring story of one of Iowa’s founding fathers, James Jordan, unfolds in this book that brings to light Jordan’s fascinating life and his historical contributions supported by years of research, family stories, anecdotes and comments from Jordan’s contemporaries. It also describes the development of the Des Moines area and includes supporting photographs.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in the Library Community Room

Wine and Cheese, 6:30pm

Presentation, 7:00pm

Author (Mary) Louise Gately earned a B.A. in History and Social Science and an M.S.E. in Higher Ed. Administration/Development from Drake University.  She served on the board of the West Des Moines Historical Society for 25 years and is the Jordan Historian in West Des Moines.  She is also a former board president of the WDM Library Board of Trustees.

Editor Janet M. Davison grew up in Owatonna, Minnesota, and moved to Des Moines to attend Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a major in graphic design and a minor in journalism. She owned her own freelance graphic design business, for most of her career, but was also employed as a Director of Communications for several years before retirement.