WDM Historical Society – Gale Brubaker


GOOD MORGUES, WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM. LOVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THINGS POPPING UP. AND NEW THINGS IT IS FUN TO TAKE A LOOK INTO THE PAST TO KNOW OUR HISTORY AND AND SHE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOCIETY AND THINGS THAT TEACH BUS THE HISTORY YOU HAVE A NEW EXHIBIT, WE DO, THEY’RE A LOT OF WORK BUT THEY ARE YOU A SOME. WEST DES MOINES AT WAR. FOCUSING NOT JUST ON WEST DES MOINES AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS BUT CENTRAL IOWA. MY GOSH IT IS A DETROITIC PLACE. I WOULD SAY ARE YOU COVERING IT ALL. IN ONE SMALL ROOM. IT IS, AMBASSADOR THE JORDAN HOUSE AT 2001 FULLER ROAD. YOU NEED TO VISIT US IT IS AN IMPORTANT PLACE FOR A LOT OF REASONS. AND AN LEADER AND WEST DES MOINES THEY KNOW HIM BECAUSE HE WAS THE CHIEF CONDUCTOR FOR THE UNDER GROUND RAILROAD HERE. BUT WE’RE TRYING TO TALK MORE ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND HISTORY TODAY, WE WERE NOT THINKING THIS IS A HISTORICAL MOMENT. I GOT TO STAND IN LINE AND GET WATER. THIS IS AMAZING TIME HERE. I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO AND REALIZE THAT HISTORY IS HAPPENING NOW. AND WE ARE ABOUT MODERN HISTORY AND 1850s. WHY TELL THE STORY OF CENTRAL PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING THE COUNTRY, I TELL YOU, IOWA HAS A LONG TRADITION TO THE CIVIL WAR THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THEON. THAT’S IMPRESSIVE. THAT IS AMAZING AND BEING A FARMING STATE. WE HAVE SUPPLIED FOOD THROUGH VICTORY GARDENS AND THROUGH ALL OF THOSE EFFORTS THROUGH MANY, MANY WARS. THIS EXHIBIT IS NOT ABOUT WAR ITSELF BUT WHAT HAPPENS AT HOME. LIKE WE SAID THE VICTORY GARDEN AND SCRAP DRIVES THAT A LOT OF WOMEN MADE TO SUPPORT THE WAR EFFORTS. THE WAX AND THE WAVES THAT WERE TRAINED IN DES MOINES AT THE FACILITY. A CITIZEN AND CLERK WHO WAS A MEMBER OF THE CATERPILLAR CLUB. YOU HAVE EVER HEARD OF THAT. AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE FALLEN OUT OF PLANES AND BEEN SAVED BY THE PARACHUTES T IS A VERY EXCLUSIVE CLUB AND ONE THAT MAYBE YOU DON’T WANT TO BE IN. BUT THE WOMEN TOOK OVER THE TRADITIONAL MALE JOBS. THEY TOWED AIRPLANES SO THE GUNNERS COULD HAVE PRACTICE, SOMETIMES THEY WERE SHOT. WOMEN HAD A LONG HISTORY, CENTURIES LONG IN SUPPORTING THE WAR EFFORT AND FIGHTING. THAT’S A STORY WE WANT. SPEAKING OF THAT, HOW FAR BACK. I HAVE SOME THINGS THE GOLD CAR MUSEUM. THEY WERE GENERAL RAWS, THEY LOANED ME ITEMS AND A PRIVATE COLLECTOR WHO HAS A LOT OF STUFF. WE HAVE 100 ITEMS AND EARS AND EYES OPEN. AND A COUPLE OF THEM THAT YOU MAY HAVE. AND I HAVE ONE ITEM HERE, THAT’S A JACKET WORN BY ROBERT JORDAN, JUNIOR. AND THE JACKETS WERE ALL THE RAGE. THAT’S WHERE THEY SERVED AS A COTTON TAIL. THE SQUADRON. THAT’S ON THE BACK. AND WEARING THE JACKET AND A SERVICE MEDAL. AND WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE. AND IT IS A LOT OF FUN AND AND SOMEONE WHO STEPPED UP TO SUPPORT THE COUNTRY. ARE THERE OTHER PIECES THAT ARE LOANED. THIS IS A SPECIAL PIECE? AND EVERYONE HAS TO SEE THIS. SOME ANTI-HILT LER, MEL BROOKS INVOLVED. AND ANTI-HITLER AND ON IT. NO. AND IT IS ALL OF THEM ON PILOT PAPER’ THE SWORD THAT IS MY HUSBAND’S FAMILY THAT IS FROM THE WORLD WAR 1. THAT SUCKER IS HEAVY. THAT ARE YOU DOING HERE. I RUN WITH SCISSORS. AND I’M CURIOUS. HOW BIG IS THAT FROM WHERE YOU ARE IT IS AMAZING. AND THE OTHER SCALE IT IS A WAVE UNIFORM THAT OFFICERS BOUGHT I LEARNED SO MUCH. AND THAT’S WHAT WE GET TO DO. AND YOU MAY KNOW A LOT. WHEN YOU CONNECT IT TO THE HISTORY HERE. THAT’S MORE SPECIAL. IT IS GREAT TO TELL THE STORY. AND A TASTE OF IT. AND THE FORT DES MOINES AND THERE IS A MILITARY OR AIRCRAFT EMINEM IN GREENFIELD THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE WASPS AND THE CONTRIBUTION THEY MADE. THEY WERE NOT CONSIDERED PART OF THE MILITARY. AND YOU HAVE TO FIND GET HOME AND THE FAMILY AND PAY FOR IT. AND YOU CANNOT HAVE A STAR. YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE MILITARY. AND SO. LIKE A SAMPLE LER IN THE AREA ALL IN ONE PLACE, CAN YOU COME TO THE JORDAN HOUSE ON A FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. 11 AMBASSADOR AND 1 P.M. AND THE GUIDED TOURS. THIS IS WHAT MAKES US AWESOME. THERE IS NO EXTRA FEE. THIS IS PART OF THE REGULAR TOUR. WE WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT HISTORY AND BE A PART OF IT. CHECK OUT THE OTHERS IN THE AREA AND BEYOND. SUPPORT ANYONE WHO HAS THE NON-PROFITS. , AND, HOW LONG IS THIS. A LOT OF WORK. MEDICAL THINGS TO PUT UP. I NEED, NEED TO RAISE MONEY FIRST. OKAY.

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