Iowa History Month
This year’s month-long celebration in March started with a proclamation from the governor, followed by an array of lectures, tours and special events organized by the State Historical Society of Iowa and other organizations across the state. Iowans hung posters in businesses and libraries. The Des Moines shop Raygun sold special-edition T-shirts that said "Iowa: History Happens Here." And newspapers published a series of guest essays that looked back to the 1920s to spotlight women's suffrage, Latino immigration, the Ku Klux Klan, prohibition's ties to the #MeToo movement, and municipal bans on dancing to the racy new sounds of "jazz." Thanks for participating – and mark your calendars for March 2021!