The Des Moines Public Library works hard to preserve Des Moines
and Iowa history! Our Iowa Collection, housed at the Central library, contains items concerning the history and culture of the state of Iowa. Most of the information presented in these pages can be found in the Iowa Collection.
As you explore our local history pages you will find information on famous people, places, and events in Des Moines and Iowa history. These pages also point you to books on Iowa history in our collection, and are a portal to some of our unique digital collections such as our online postcard collection. Have fun exploring, and come back often
as we add more content.