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April Baratta's Lunches

600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Cafe Baratta's is offering a new lunch option for visitors and families every other Wednesday. The meal on April 24 will feature a grilled chicken sandwich with chips and a brownie. 

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Iowa History 101: Iowa's African American Civil War Heritage

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600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA

Join Dr. David Brodnax, Sr., Professor of History at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, in an exploration of Iowa’s black Civil War veterans and their families and communities.

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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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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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