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66th Annual International Human Rights Day

Dec 10
Wednesday 5:00 pm
Where, After All, Do Universal Human Rights Begin? …In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world....Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

The public is invited to this celebration sponsored by the Friends of Greater Des Moines Human Rights, Inc. The free program will feature drama, music, poetry, dance, and art.

How Iowa Met Baseball - The Myths, the History, the Players

Apr 21
Tuesday 6:00 pm
John Liepa has gathered baseball cards for over 50 years. John’s collection now includes photographs, autographs, books, and memorabilia of most of Iowa’s approximately 214 baseball players who have made it to the major leagues, including many cards and photos of six of the seven “Hall of Famers” from Iowa. His presentation combines his passion for Iowa history and baseball. As a tribute to Iowa’s first major league player, Cal McVey, John wears an 1869 Cincinnati Redstocking uniform during the program.


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