Amelia & Dexter Bloomer: Council Bluffs’ First Power Couple

Amelia & Dexter Bloomer: Council Bluffs' First Power Couple

Sep 29, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


When the Bloomer’s arrived in town Dexter noted virtually every building in Council Bluffs had been converted into a saloon. Society could benefit from some changes, and Dexter and Amelia Bloomer were up to the challenge! They tackled things from women’s rights to temperance to education.

Council Bluffs’ First Power Couple will be presented by Linda Knell, Kimberly Kazmierczak, and Ben Johnson. This program is free and open to the public.

Support provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.