The History of Iowa's Camp Dodge

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

WWI Lecture Series - 2 of 3

Currently the home of the Iowa National Guard, Camp Dodge has had a long and proud heritage since its construction in 1907.  During World War I it grew to be the largest military base in the state of Iowa housing 46,000 troops by June 1918.

Michael Vogt is presently a curator for the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge, in Johnston, Iowa.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history with a secondary teaching endorsement in 1991 and a Master’s Degree in United States history in 1997 from the University of Northern Iowa.  Mike has received additional training through the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, the US Army Center of Military History, and The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.  He served on the Board of Directors as a volunteer and board chair for the Iowa Museum Association and the State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kathrine Moermond in advance at or 319-335-0546.

This event is presented by the Old Capitol Museum & made possible by a grant from Humanities Iowa.

Old Capitol Museum
21 North Clinton Street
Room: Senate Chamber
Iowa City, IA 52240
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