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Spirited: Prohibition in America, Exhibit      7/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Explore the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. This traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road brings visitors back to the period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation. Through strong visual and interactive elements, Spirited draws on histories from both sides of the issue. Experience the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the America public responded to Prohibition. Open during normal hours. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org
Sunnyside Regatta      7/17/2014 1:30:00 PM
515-289-1933
401 NE 66th Ave. , Des Moines
The Sunnyside Regatta raises funds to support Camp Sunnyside and Easter Seals Iowa program. This annual, corporate fundraising event challenges teams of paddleboat racers to compete at Lake Cheerio.

History Snapshot: Election Day      7/19/2014 9:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Will there be a town temperance law or not? Will the new mayor run on a dry ticket? The 1875 town of Walnut Hill makes a decision at the polls and you’re invited to help get out the vote! At noon, join candidates for an 1875 style mayoral debate! Try your own hand at swaying votes by delivering an election stump speech! At 1:30, have tea in the millinery and chat with frustrated 1875 women suffragists. Print a ballot in the Advocate Newspaper Office. Museum guests may cast their own fictional vote for mayor and share in the fun of past political processes! Visit the traveling exhibition Spirited: Prohibition in America to discover what happened to the temperance cause after 1875.
Variety Club Polo On The Green      7/19/2014 3:33:00 PM
Polo On The Green is an elegant outdoor event that includes a polo match, dinner, auction and live band at Powder River Ranch.  
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014

 

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