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Iowa History 101: “A Colorful and Impressive Spectacle”: Nine Decades of Tulip Time in Pella, IA

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Jessi Galligan, Executive Director at Pella Historical Museums, will share about the history and legacy of Pella’s Tulip Festival. First organized in 1935, Tulip Time is a celebration of the community’s history and Dutch heritage. Learn how the festival began, how it changed and grew over the years, and how the town continues to host hundreds of thousands of visitors during the first weekend in May each year.

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. Registration is required for each event and to receive a link to the recorded program.



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