One Hundred Years of the "Waterland" Community: A History of Des Moines, WashingtonAdditional information about the history of Des Moines is available in the publication One Hundred Years of the "Waterland" Community: A History of Des Moines, Washington (ISBN 0-9621748-0-7). It is available for $10.00 including sales tax if purchased at the Museum or $13.00 including sales tax if mailed to an address in the US. Payment should be sent to:
Des Moines Historical Society PO BOX 98055 DES MOINES WA 98198-0055
Children's Industrial Home
Des Moines was once the home of the only self-supporting orphanage in the country. Read all about the Children's Industrial Home of Des Moines and its founders "Daddy" and "Mother" Draper.
A narrative of life in Des Moines in the 1890s, written by Frank Carl Brown, was recently given to the Des Moines Historical Society by his son, Donald M. Brown.
Photo Storage and Handling
Rod Slemmons wrote brief papers on storing and handling your photographs entitled Beyond the Shoebox: Practical Tips for Storing Personal Photos and Guidelines for Care and Handling of Photographic Materials.