Iowa Jewish Historical Society Museum Tour
Library field trips are back! Join us for a private tour of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society's Museum and learn about Iowa's Jewish heritage.
During our visit, a museum staff member will give a brief talk about the museum and will share a few of the oral history interviews in the museum's collection with members of Iowa’s Jewish communities—including a Holocaust survivor, a liberator of the concentration camps, a testimony about the Wakonda incident, and Des Moines' Jewish mayor Arthur Davis. You will then be free to explore the museums exhibits at your leisure. Registration Required.
We will meet at the museum at 1:20pm, so attendance can be taken and we can begin our tour promptly at 1:30pm. The museum is located at 33158 Ute Avenue in Waukee in the Casper Terrace Complex of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. Free parking is available on site and the museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities. (There will be no shuttle from the Library for this field trip since the museum is located in Waukee.) In the event of inclement weather, the tour's back-up date is Friday, March 4th at 1:30pm.
NOTE: Because the museum is located at a complex with a Pre-School on-site, at this time the museum requires all visitors to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination to visit. All tour attendees will be expected to respectfully adhere to the museum's guidelines.