The Gables General Store Des Moines School Student Body About 1915 The Daring - One of the 'Mosquito Fleet' serving Des Moines Nathan E. Munger - Civil War Veteran
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Opal Finnel and Rilda Martin Moses on Old Growth Log

Museum Openings
  • All Saturdays starting Memorial Day through Labor Day 1-4 pm
  • Saturday, October 5, 2024 1-4 pm
  • Saturday, November 2, 2024 1-4 pm
  • Saturday, December 7, 2024 1-4 pm


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Online Newspapers

The Des Moines Historical Society has had the Des Moines News for entire year of 1972 (50 years ago!) digitized and placed onlne. All issues of the Des Moines News for that year may be browsed or searched. Try it out at Small Town Papers.


Help the Des Moines Historical Society

  

Interested in local history? Join members of the Des Moines Historical Society to learn more about the Society, its Museum, and its Mission. Have a passion for local history? Learn how you can help preserve it by joining our board of directors or volunteering as a docent.

The museum is made possible by the support of Des Moines Historical Society members, the City of Des Moines, and 4Cuture. Your donations support future programs and our museum.


State Route 509 Project Completion

  

Ward Anderson and Sidney Orr of the Washington State Department of Transportation gave apresentationn on the State Route 509 extension project. View an interactive presentation on the SR 509 Projet Completion.


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