Snacks & Facts

No time to attend an evening or weekend program? Try our Snacks & Facts series! We’ll have a speaker every first Friday of the month at the Waukee Community Center (675 Walnut St). Come ready to learn and we’ll provide the snacks! Stick around afterward for Waukee Parks & Recreation’s bingo at 1 PM. This program is brought to you in partnership with Waukee Parks & Recreation.

May 5 at 11 AM – Younkers, The Friendly Store

When shoppers went to Younkers, they experienced something magical. Celebrities signed autographs, chefs gave cooking demonstrations and Miss Universe discussed the latest styles in swimwear. The flagship store, a showplace in the heart of downtown Des Moines, boasted dazzling selling spaces equipped with the first escalator and air conditioner in the state. The Tea Room established a legendary reputation for its food, fashion shows, and Theater Nights. Join author Vicki Ingham as she explores Younkers’ journey to becoming one of the most important department store chains in the Midwest.