Saturday, April 15, 2017

Slater New Wing and World War One Exhibit June 30, 2017

The Slater Area Historical Association will be having a opening reception for the new wing of Heritage Hall on Friday, June 30.  This will also feature the unveiling of their new exhibit Slater and Story County in the Great War

And right now we need your help!  Stop  by now and see the new wing and add to the exhibit with your relative's records, memorabilia, and stories about World War One.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Huxley Historical Society Hamball Meal Fundraiser - April 22, 2017

Just one week until the smell of delicious hamballs and cheesey potatoes is wafting in the air in and around the Nord-Kalsem Shelter 4-7 p.m. April 22nd.  We hope you have the date and event marked on your calendars!  We also ask that you share this event with your friends, family, and neighbors.  Please forward this email and print off a couple fliers to share too!

Also, our annual meeting is on Monday April 24th at 6pm.  Gerald Klonglan is looking forward to guiding you through Norway and the Maland Family!

Happy Friday to all of you and Happy Easter!

Historically yours,
Janet Stoll, HHS Secretary

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story City - Historical Society Spring Dinner April 27, 2017

Stop by the Carriage House Museum on Thursday April 27th for the Historical Society's Spring Dinner and Presentation. A free-will donation WWI themed dinner will be provided, including Army Goulash, Corn Willy Hash, Hoover Bread, Salvation Army Donuts and a variety of other wartime desserts.  

Following the meal will be a presentation by museum director Kate Feil on Story City’s involvement in World War One. The Historical Society’s WWI exhibit will also be unveiled on the 27th. Stop by to learn more about Story City’s contribution to WWI!

Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30pm
Welcome and announcements 6:20pm
Presentation by Kate Feil 6:30pm

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Story City - Coffee Tasting Event February 12, 2017

Join us for a sampling of coffees and desserts on Sunday February 12th from 1-3 pm. You will have the chance to sample 5 flavors of coffee from KaffeGeita. A variety of mini desserts will be served, all made by local bakers.

Along with the great coffee and desserts, Nadine Dobbe from NKDesigns will be demonstrating some of her Scandinavian paper crafts. Nadine will have a variety of items for sale including woven paper heart baskets, woven star ornaments, and papirklip. As well as greeting cards that feature her son Brian's photography. You'll be able to try your hand at a woven paper heart or a Nordic star.

Plus, live music from local musician Pat Hashman!

Tickets are $12.00 per person or $20.00 for a pair. Tickets are available online at or at the Carriage House Museum, GCC Office (524 Broad St), or at KaffeGeita. 

Proceeds benefit the Story City Historical Society.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Slater - Annual Meeting February 8, 2017

The Slater Area Historical Association will have its Annual Members Meeting followed by a tour of their new building. The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. on February 8th, 2017 followed by the tour at 1:45.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Story City Historical Society Winter Dinner - January 19, 2017

Stop by the Carriage House Museum for a free-will donation soup & chili supper.  Including spicy and mild chili, broccoli & cheese soup, oyster soup, cheeseburger soup, Norwegian flat bread, hot cocoa and desserts. Following the meal will be a presentation by Carson & Connie Ode on their recently published book Iowa Culture—Past and Present. The book details the Ode’s visits to nearly 500 of Iowa’s museums, cultural centers, and historic sites. Come warm up with a bowl of soup and hear about the Odes travels across our great state!

Date: January 19th
Time: Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30pm
Welcome and announcements 6:30pm
Presentation 6:40pm

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Story County 4-H Reunion July 24, 2106

Come to the 2016 4-H Reunion at the Story County Fair. It will be Sunday, July 24, 2-4 pm in Christy 4-H Hall. What fun to see old friends and reminisce about past memories.

The program will begin at 2:15 pm. This year the program will honor former and present Fair Board members. They will be recognized for all the time and effort they give to make the county fair a success. You may have a relative or friend who was on the fair board in the past or is on it currently. We encourage families and friends to join the celebration. You may pick up a printed program listing fair board members from 1940 to 2016. It will also list their years of service.

Other parts of the program will include introducing the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honoree who will represent Story County at the Iowa State Fair in August. The 4-H Alum of the Year will be presented and 4-H’er Avery Mather will share what excites her about 4-H today. Prizes for the 4-H’ers in Action contest will be awarded. The Story County 4-H Foundation will present scholarship recipients, grant recipients, and recognize donors for their generosity. They will share what the Foundation has accomplished with the money for the benefit of the 4-H’ers of Story County. Jason Mortvedt, a 4-H alum from Ames will be the emcee.

That afternoon, be sure to browse through the Story County 4-H History display in the meeting room next to Christy 4-H Hall. It features a number of books over the years, starting in 1917. You may find pictures and clippings featuring people you have known. Anyone who enjoys talking bout 4-H, both now and the past will enjoy this afternoon. Refreshments are courtesy of South Story Bank and Trust.

2001 Story County Fair Board
Pictured (Front, l-r): Larry Hall, Dave Moody, Don Struthers, Steve Moser, Dennis Romsey, Greg Sindt. (Back, l-r): Terry Robinson, Nancy Couser, Nelda Christian, Carl Link, Bob Williams, James Romer, Ann Lem, Lorraine Hoffman.

1964 Story County Fair Board
 Front Row – Loy Black, Dean Handsaker, Leonard Dueland, Twedt Hanson, Arthur Riley.  Back Row – Herb Reinertson, Allen Anderson, Bob Zeisneiss, Virgil Brooks, Orlin Lein, Vern Noring.  (Absent are Marshall Thompson and Hubert Twit.)