Friday, March 6, 2020

SCHA Spring Meeting April 28, 2020 in Roland

Save the date!  The Story County Historical Alliance Spring 2020 Meeting will be Tuesday, April 28 at the Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland.  The Roland Historical Society will be hosting the meeting which begins at 2 p.m.

 This year Roland is celebrating their Sesquicentennial July 3 - 4.  Watch for details on the Roland Sesquicentennial Facebook  page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Slater Area Historical Association Lasagna Lunch February 13, 2020

The Annual SAHA Membership Meeting features a lasagna lunch at noon on Thursday, February 13th followed by the meeting itself at 1 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Vote - Slater Area Historical Association Is Now in the Second Round!

SAHA has entered a contest to win IT equipment and technology help.  We made it past the first round and we’re now entered into the second round – which required a short video.  Please open the site and be ready to vote starting Friday, September 27th!  First prize is worth $15,000 and second prize is worth $5,000.  Please vote every day!!

 Going to this page will be the quickest way to vote!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

SCHA Fall Meeting with Supervisors October 15, 2019

The Story County Historical Alliance meets twice a year to discuss what we are doing and learn from other members.  We invite the Story County Supervisors, and all interested members of the public, to attend our meetings.  The Supervisors frequently attend our fall meeting as a group.

This year the Nevada Community Historical Society will be hosting the fall meeting beginning at 2:00 October 15 at the Story County Supervisors office in the Administration Building (old courthouse).  They will give tours of the Dyer Dowell museum home afterwards if anyone wishes.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Roland - Packing Up presentation June 1, 2019

Learn more about the presentation here (PDF).

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Slater Area Historic Association Lasagna Super March 21, 2019

Enjoy the Lasagna Supper Thursday, March 21st from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Hall Museum in Slater.  Slater Area Historical Association can also be found on Facebook.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ames Historical Society - 2019 Lecture Series

2019 Lecture Series

All lectures will be at 7pm at the Ames Public Library Auditorium.
Tuesday, March 26
John and Rowena Stevens: Progressives in Early Ames

By Peter Hallock, Society Co-President
John Stevens and Rowena Edson came to Ames as students at the Iowa Agricultural College. He was in the first graduating class (1872), she was in the second. After graduating, both left to start their careers, then came back, married and provided leadership in the community for two decades. He is remembered as an attorney and judge; she is remembered for her work on voting rights for women, but both were more broadly involved and influential. Hallock will explore the larger story of this early Ames “power couple.”

Wednesday, April 24
Cheers to 50 Yeras! Stephens Auditorium Marks a Milestone

By Tammy Koolbeck, Executive Director, Iowa State Center
"It’s a hell of a hall for a cow college," an Iowan commented as he entered the new C.Y. Stephens Auditorium to hear the New York Philharmonic on opening night. Since its debut in 1969 on a former cornfield, the Auditorium has hosted performances as diverse as pop music, classical symphonies, ballet and wrestling meets! Hear known and not-so-well-known behind-the-scenes stories about this remarkable building as it marks its first 50 years.

Wednesday, May 15
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Iowa

By Linda McCann, author and historical researcher
The CCC was a federal program that assisted young men in supporting their families during the Depression years - 1933 to 1942. Most Iowans know about the State Park work done in Iowa, but there was so much more, including projects in Ames. Linda has spoken with 21 men who were in the CCC and shared their experiences and memories.

Thursday, May 23
History of American Popular Music

By Michael Lasser, lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, teacher, and host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin' Rhythm
Lasser will present American popular music as social history and will include the works of such songwriters as the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin between 1920 and 1950 and the role songs about the Midwest played in popular music and social attitudes of the time.

Wednesday, June 26
From Fair View to Parkview: The Battle to Save the Morris Farm from Involuntary Annexation

By Edie Hunter, History graduate student, Iowa State University
As the population of Ames exploded in the post-WWII period, the city struggled to meet the demand for new housing. Capital, supplies, and labor were readily available - all the city needed was land on which to build. But when faced with the threat of involuntary annexation, Edward and Neva Morris resisted and the battle was on to save their beloved farm.