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Iowa History 101: The Tri-States' Ballrooms & Bands

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Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 12:00 to 1:00pm
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Older Iowans often speak wistfully of the time when they waltzed, two-stepped or bunny hopped across a dance hall floor. Many met their future spouses there. From the age of jazz to the dawn of disco, these venues served as gathering places for generations. Register to join Mike Day, of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, as he presents the backstories of ballrooms in northeast Iowa, and a few from across the river. He'll also share profiles of some of the area's most popular bands during that era.

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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