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Iowa History 101 Series

Iowa History 101 Series

Join the State Historical Society of Iowa for a 60-minute online learning series that focuses on the past lives of Iowans. The Iowa History 101 webinars share Iowa stories and the history of the state through a cultural history lens on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Register for an upcoming program or watch a recorded presentation. Registration is required for each event. View past programs here.

Upcoming Programs

All Iowa History 101 programs are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on the date of the presentation. 

DateProgram Title (Click the link to register)Presenter
March 7Respect for the fallen, duty for the survivors: Robert T. Smith’s search for World War II servicemen lost in the South PacificJerome Thompson
March 21Victorian Woman and Pella, Iowan Sarah Rousseau: On Music, Travel and the EarpsJanelle Molony
April 11"A Colorful and Impressive Spectacle": Nine Decades of Tulip Time in Pella, IowaJessi Galligan
April 25Bert and Lou: The Story of the Herbert Hoover FamilyCraig Wright
May 9Iowa's African American Civil War HeritageDr. David Brodnax, Sr.
May 23Iowa's Latinas/os: Forging Latinidad from Field to Campus Emiliano Aguilar
June 13To be announced--
June 27From Relish Trays to Old Fashioneds: Sampling Iowa Supper ClubsMegan Bannister