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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. 

Date Program Title (Click the link to register) Presenter
September 28 Middle Americas: How Iowans (Almost) Built the Nicaragua Canal Nathan Chaplin
October 12 “Sincere but Misguided and Dangerous”: Professor George Herron at Iowa College, 1893-1899 Jeff Johnson
October 26 The Fullest Rights in Iowa: Emma Coger & the Desegregation of Steam Travel on Iowa Waterways Leo Landis
November 9 “They Were Gassed Severely”: Charles Webber Aikins and Winterset in World War I Scott Pate 
December 14 German Freemasons on the Frontier: Fraternal Lodge No. 221 in Davenport, Iowa Jesse David Chariton