The History of Early Des Moines


Single Day Event: Tuesday, Sept. 25; 4-6 PM

Location: Village Cooperative, Community Room, 845 S. 60th St., West Des Moines

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 50


How did Des Moines get its name? This class will answer that question and many others. Learn about the founding of Des Moines, its early influential residents and their businesses. The lecture will end with a photo tour of the changing Des Moines cityscape.


Instructor Archie Cook has taught history in Des Moines schools for 20 years. He is a member of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines Historical Society, Iowa Genealogical Society and Iowa Archaeological Society.

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