Friday, June 2, 2017

Story City - Scandinavian Days June 2-4, 2017

The museums will be open extended hours during Scandinavian Days this weekend. Stop by and visit us on Saturday between 1-4 pm or Sunday from 1-2:30 pm. On Sunday at 2:30 we will have a special presentation of “Celebrating the Songs of WWI” with Sylvia Munsen in the Carriage House Museum (619 Grand Avenue). Follow the history of the war through viewing sheet music covers and join in singing some of the tunes such as “Smiles,” “Over There,” Ja-Da,” It’s Long, Long Way to Tipperary” and “For Me and My Gal.” This presentation is in conjunction with a special exhibit on WWI at the Carriage House Museum which opened in April for the centennial of the war. The event is free and open to the public.

We hope to see you this weekend!

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