Hosted by National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
NAPC will bring their biennial FORUM to Des Moines, IA from July 18-22, 2018. Forum 2018 includes dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.
Inspired by the famous Frederick Douglass speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” the Banneker-Douglass Museum will host a fun summer event that features performances, a Frederick Douglass re-enactment, food/beverage, guided tours of our exhibitions, and family fun and educational arts and crafts activities. Families and community members of all ages and backgrounds will explore topics of freedom, community, art, and history.