Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center, Des Moines

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  • People who enjoy military history will appreciate the displays that go back to the civil war era. The focus, of course, is on the Iowa men and women who have served during wartime.  more »
  • The museum is very good. It demonstrates two points in history where the United States Army changed. One when black officers were allowed into service and the other, when women (WAC's) were first...  more »
  • I encourage everyone to go see the history of this place. They have fallen on economic hardship so it is not always open to the public and they do not have a/c currently running but this is a great place to visit if you get the opportunity
  • Hallowed grounds for Black History and Women's History. It inspires me to think of Iowa at its best. Fort Des Moines Museum displays how Iowa socially and racially raised the standards of Equality and Equity and challenged the United States to follow suit! As a Black Man, this place makes me proud to be an Iowan.

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