Tagged with 'History'

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

by Jack Mayne Despite constant and varied rumors about the sale and potential uses of the Landmark Event Center, also known as the Old Masonic Home, the 88-year-old, 130,000 square foot facility and 27-acre... [Read more]

Learn about the ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound’ on Wed., Feb. 12

Learn about the ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound’ on Wed., Feb. 12

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting ‘Discovery & Exploration of Puget Sound: Stories and charts from the journals of George Vancouver 1792, Charles Wilkes 1841′ on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Two projects focusing on the historical significance of Military Road (see map below) have received site-specific project funding from 4Culture, the cultural services agency that provides arts and heritage... [Read more]

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11... [Read more]

Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting “The History of Furney’s Nursery” on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall (728 So. 225th Street). Jason Billingsley... [Read more]

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

John White, Founder of American Piledriving Equipment (APE) and an area resident, has stepped up to pile on the majority of funding for an historic local UFO conspiracy movie that will begin filming this... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival: Grand Master’s Grand Daughter Toasts Ancestor

Poverty Bay Wine Festival: Grand Master’s Grand Daughter Toasts Ancestor

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story first ran on March 1, 2009; we’re re-publishing it today because of its significance to the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, which continues through Sunday, March... [Read more]