State Historical Society of Iowa Museum and Archives
Located in downtown Des Moines, the museum has really great views of the capital building as well.
Marvin Bergman, Iowa History Reader-Click the link below for more information about this book
Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa: The Middle Land--Click the link below for more information about this book
Backstory and Context
Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. there is a Museum Trek enabling visitors to get up close and view historic treasures while learning more about them. One famous example is the very same American flag that was at the Battle of Fort Donelson. It belonged to Voltaire P. Twombly who was one of Iowa's first citizens to receive a Medal of Honor. This was on account of his determination to hold the colors high as the battle raged about him.