For the past few years, the library has been proud to present the Iowa Files History Program with the West Des Moines Historical Society. We're excited to have them back again for a series running monthly from September 2022 - May 2023. This joint library-Historical Society event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, EMC Insurance Foundation, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council. All Iowa Files programs will be live streamed on the West Des Moines Historical Society’s Facebook Page and YouTube channel and all videos will be closed captioned.
We sat down with Gale Brubaker, Executive Director of the West Des Moines Historical Society, to talk about the upcoming 8-month series. Give our podcast a listen to learn more about what's coming next.
Each Iowa Files program will be hosted in the West Des Moines Public Library Community Room from 2:30 - 3:30 PM:
- Sunday, September 18: The Only Free Road
- Sunday, October 16: Fore! The History of Waveland Golf Course
- Sunday, November 20: Orphan Trains
- Sunday, January 22: Iowa Files: State v. Novak; Murder and Arson in Walford
- Sunday, February 19: Scraps of African Heritage Workshop
- Sunday, March 19: Rural Cathedrals; Iowa Barns
- Sunday, April 16: Buttons, Buttons, Iowa Made the Buttons!
- Sunday, May 21: UFOs in Iowa