Iowa's Rich Heritage: Streaming for Iowa History Month

It’s Iowa History Month, and we’re proud to stand as a beacon, illuminating the diverse tapestry of our state's rich heritage through its captivating content committed to showcasing Iowa's history, culture and people. Enjoy the below series and documentaries that celebrate how our great state has grown!

Streaming on the PBS App

Our Great State Fair

A pillar in our state is the Iowa State Fair. We dove back into the history books to explore how our state fair started and continues to attract visitors near and far to this day. From train crashes, the impact of war and more, Our Great State Fair takes viewers on a historical journey. 

USS Iowa

The USS Iowa was a legendary battleship built to defend America in World War II. This symbol of Naval power is intertwined with the stories of those that served on the great battleship. USS Iowa has lived many lives and still has more stories to tell.

Iowa’s Wild Weather

Discover how Iowan’s combat weather events to protect their communities while respecting the weather. In Iowa’s Wild Weather: Flooding we explore how catastrophic flooding events have shaped our state’s history and caused Iowans to prepare for the future.


Iowa PBS Passport members

If you are an Iowa PBS Passport member here are some additional documentaries you can enjoy on the PBS App. Members giving $5 or more a month get access to an extended collection of content on the app to stream. Need to activate your Passport account or are interested in exploring what Passport has to offer? Explore what monthly support gets you access to on the PBS App.

Meredith Willson: America’s Music Man

An Iowan that has touched the lives of millions is none other than Meredith Willson. You may know him better as America’s Music Man. Dive into how growing up in Iowa influenced the music of this acclaimed musician, conductor, composer and Iowa’s champion on Broadway. Celebrate Meredith Willson: America’s Music Man.

Historic Buildings of Iowa

Our state is influenced by many different styles of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie school style is especially prominent in Clear Lake and Mason City. Take in the beauty of his work and the work of others in Historic Buildings of Iowa: Mason City and Clear Lake.

You can watch other episodes of Historic Buildings of Iowa featuring Dubuque, Des Moines and more with Iowa PBS Passport.

More Than a Game: 6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa

Do you remember when Iowa high school girls played six-on-six basketball? This one-hour documentary takes a look back at the game and what it meant to the generations who played it. Watch young women become queens of the court in More Than a Game: 6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa