Membership & Support

West Des Moines Historical Society is a privately funded nonprofit institution that relies on the generosity of its friends and supporters to meet the enormous cost of providing unique and valuable exhibits, programs, and events.


For your records, our Federal Tax ID # is 23-7132446.

Membership Benefits

  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Reduced or free admission to workshops and programs
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Opportunity to serve on the board
  • Attend the annual meeting
  • Vote at the annual meeting

Why I should be a member?

  • Conserve and convey local history
  • Perpetuate the heritage of an official Underground Railroad site
  • Collection and preservation of artifacts and archives


The minimum fee for membership in the West Des Moines Historical Society is $25 per year.

Print an Application with full details or use our online application.