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The Iowa Files: Tombstones and Tales From Woodland & Jordan Cemeteries

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    Local historian Kate Levasseur has researched the lives of some of the famous and not-so-famous residents of two of Central Iowa’s historic cemeteries- Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, and the Jordan Cemetery in West Des Moines. Kate will tell the stories of Civil War soldiers, groundbreaking female activists and those who were part of the fight for freedom as part of the Underground Railroad.

    Free and open to the public thanks to the support of West Des Moines Historical Society Members, EMC Insurance Foundation, the West Des Moines Library Friends Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council. New this year- all Iowa Files programs will be live streamed on the West Des Moines Historical Society’s YouTube channel and all videos will be closed captioned.