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Women and the Land

Join Barb Hall and Kathryn Gamble Lozier as they talk about their new book, Women and the Land. The authors interviewed and photographed more than twenty-five women, who are working Iowa’s farmland today. Many of these women grew up on a farm, left the land to get an education, and left the state to follow their dreams. Only to realize their deepest passion to be the land, and returned to it. Now each of the women is caring and nurturing this land in her own unique and feminine way.

Younkers: More Than a Store

Apr 3
Tuesday 6:30 pm

For more than a century, Des Moines Younkers was an Iowa destination. The store boasted dazzling shopping spaces, and its Tea Room became a legendary spot for food, fashion shows, and theater nights. Join us as Vicki Ingham traces the history of the store. Ingham is the author of Younkers: The Friendly Store, a history of the department store chain. She’ll highlight some of the “firsts,” features, and services that made the store so popular.

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