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Current Programs

Meetings usually consist of a social hour, dinner, and program. Anyone may attend the program free of charge, but regular attenders are requested to pay membership dues to defray costs. Most events are held at The Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant, 11151 Hickman Road, Urbandale, Iowa. The restaurant is near the intersection of I-80/35 and Hickman Road and offers free parking. The meeting room is to the left of the front door. Here is a typical evening schedule:

5:30 p.m. -- Cash Bar Opens
6:30 p.m. -- Dinner by Reservation
7:15 p.m. -- Program Begins


PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON -- Contact John Liepa at 515-961-8539

PAST PROGRAMS -- Click here for a partial list

Spring 2022 Campaign

January 19 -- 7:00 p.m.
"The Lost Cause: A Medival Comparison" -- Dr. Thomas Lecaque, Grandview University, Des Moines, Iowa
Zoom Meeting

February 16 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Espionage Cloaked in Lace" -- Susan Howell, Des Moines Civil War Roundtable
Zoom Meeting

March 16 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Iowa Militia in Missouri 1862" -- Tom Baker, University of Iowa, Iowa City
In-Person Meeting

April 20 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty: Stories of the Grand Army of the Republic" -- Kate Lavasseur, Des Moines, Iowa
In-Person Meeting

May 18 -- 7:00 p.m.
"Iowa Civil War Images" -- Michael Huston, Wellman, Iowa
In-Person Meeting

June 15 -- 7:00 p.m.
"The Brothers at Andersonville" -- Brad Miller, Des Moines Civil War Roundtable
In-Person Meeting

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