MidAmerican Energy Foundation Supports the West Des Moines Historical Society
The West Des Moines Historical Society is dedicated to the mission of historic preservation and to educate the public about our historic sites in Central Iowa. Thanks to a recent grant from the MidAmerican Energy Foundation, WDMHS will continue to preserve and protect our two landmark properties.
Thanks to the MidAmerican Energy Foundation funds, the WDMHS will be able to continue Phase II renovation projects, including repairs on porch columns and floors at the Jordan House, followed by repainting this circa 1850s building. These repairs are scheduled to begin as soon as the weather allows in 2017, with the goal of being completed by the fall.
These two historic buildings require constant maintenance, and not just the projects that can be seen from the outside. In the past year the WDMHS has updated HVAC systems, improved lighting and alarm systems, repaired windows and resided the Bennett School, thanks to the support of organizations like the MidAmerican Energy Foundation. These funds not only preserve and protect the buildings, but allow the Society to put financial resources towards special events and educational programs. The generous donation from MidAmerican Energy Foundation will greatly aid the mission and vision of the West Des Moines Historical Society.