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Teacher Appreciation Night

600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Every day, educators go above and beyond to help students develop skills they need for success. So we’re inviting educators - traditional, pre-service, retired, non-traditional, home school, pre-school and college - to join us for Teacher Appreciation Night!

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Museum Collections Tour

State Historical Museum of Iowa
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

PROGRAM FULL - Please register for the upcoming tour on July 26

Register to join an upcoming Museum Collections Tour and step inside the State Historical Museum of Iowa's collection storage for a behind the scenes look at objects from Iowa's past.

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Iowa History 101: From Relish Trays to Old Fashioneds: Sampling Iowa Supper Clubs

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600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Join Megan Bannister, author of Iowa Supper Clubs, to dig into the delicious history of Iowa's supper clubs. Learn more about the traditions and colorful stories of these classic Midwestern eateries, both past and present, and start planning a culinary road trip of your own.

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Iowa History 101 - Every Farm an Airfield: The Promise of Agricultural Aviation in the Post-World War II Midwest

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Americans emerged victorious from World War II with something promoters called “air-mindedness”: an optimism that aviation would improve work, politics, and social life.

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

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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.

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Iowa History 101: A Grand Army of Scholars: GAR Educational Reform and Mason City’s Memorial University

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600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Around the turn of the twentieth century, aging Union veterans leveraged their membership in the powerful Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) fraternity to influence the reform and improvement of their communities.

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Iowa History 101: Defending the Union Cause: Iowa Women’s Civil War & Post-War Contributions

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600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Register to join historian Lindsey R. Peterson as she explores how women in Iowa founded Local Ladies Aid Societies to contribute to the Union war effort during the American Civil War.

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