The State Historical Society of Iowa provides a variety of programs and events for adults to learn more about Iowa history including lectures, talks, tours, conferences, workshops and more.
Iowa History 101 Series
Join the State Historical Society of Iowa for an online series about Iowans of the past at work, home and play.
Join the State Historical Society of Iowa for a premier learning showcase. Since 2007, over 70 historians and scholars have shared their knowledge of Iowa topics.
19th Amendment Centennial Celebration
American women started voting nationwide after the 19th Amendment kicked into effect on Aug. 26, 1920. A hundred years later, the State Historical Society of Iowa commemorated that milestone -- and the Iowans who marched toward it -- with a series of programs.
Iowa History Month
Even as time marches forward, March is a time to look back. By proclamation of the governor, Iowans of all ages are invited to celebrate Iowa History Month in March with the State Historical Society of Iowa and partner organizations in every corner of the state.
History on the Rocks
History on the Rocks has been temporarily suspended to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Please check this website for updates. In the meantime, please participate in our online programming, and remember that the museum's exhibits remain open to the public.
History on the Move
Can't make it to Des Moines? Check out one of the State Historical Museum of Iowa's traveling exhibits and displays across the state.
Collections Vault Tours
Tours of the museum's collections vault have been temporarily suspended to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Please check this website for updates. In the meantime, feel free to browse the museum's online collection catalog, and keep in mind that the museum's exhibits remain open to the public.