Monday, September 18, 2017

Arlen Twedt "The Central Iowa Norwegians" - September 28

Arlen Twedt will be making a 45-minute presentation based on the research from his 2017 book entitled "The Central Iowa Norwegians." The program is on Thursday, September 28th at 7 pm at the Roland Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the book here.   See and order it on Amazon here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Upright Piano for Other Historical Groups

The Slater Area Historical Association has an upright piano offered for free. Possibility of moving it for you to your location. Bench included. Call 515-480-9789.

Slater and Story County in the Great War

The Slater Area Historical Association has a new exhibit "Slater and Story County in the Great War" marking the 100th anniversary of America;s entry into World War One.  Come to see it during their regular open hours of 10-2 on Thursdays or the added hours of 6-8 every Wednesday.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Story County 4-H History Display

Story County Girls and Boys 4-H Officers 1967-68
Front row, left to right:  Kathy Hunt, Collins, president; Mary Burg, Colo, vice president; Rae Snider, Huxley, secretary-treasurer; Debra Owen, Maxwell, historian; and Bev Upchurch, Zearing, reporter.
Back row, left to right:  Leonard Larson, Cambridge, president; Steve Toot, Nevada, vice president; Kent Britten, Zearing, secretary; Steve Holland, Collins, historian and Bob Robinson, Colo, reporter.

Story County Girls and Boys 4-H Officers 1968-69
Front row, left to right: Carol Rasmusson, McCallsburg; reporter; Rhonda Anderson, Nevada, historian; Virginia Bullard, Maxwell, secretary-treasurer; Virginia Varnum, Colo, vice president, and Barb McKinney, Colo, President.
Back row, left to right: John Griffith, Maxwell, reporter; Joe Sandve, Collins, historian; Greg Steensland, Huxley, secretary-treasurer; John Carlson, Colo, vice president, and Neal Praty, Nevada, president.

For several years, the 4-H History Committee has spent time organizing pictures, clippings and other 4-H materials from the past.  The story of 4-H in Story County is told by these records.  Some of the materials will be on display at the 2017 County Fair on Sunday afternoon, July 23 from 1 to 5 pm in the Extension meeting room.

There is a variety in the collection.  It includes notebooks by the decade (starting in the 1920s); Celebrating 75 years of the County Fair (4 notebooks); a 4-H leaders notebook starting in the 1920s; County Historian book (1954-60); 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus; Story County Fair Queens; 4-H Alum of the Year; and Story County 4-H History 1917-2012 (Google “Iowa 4H History by County”.

This year there is a focus on the 50s, 60s, and early 70’s.  4-H officers of those years will be honored at the 4-H Reunion that afternoon at 2:15 pm in Christy 4-H Hall.

The 4-H History Committee includes Evelyn Beavers, JoAnn Blanchard, Marlys Cooper, Mary deBaca, MaryAnn Gardner, Linda Meyers, Carolyn Manning, Ralph Manning, Bob Nervig, and Shirley Pilgrim.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Story City - Celebrate Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne's 100th Birthday July 11th

Come celebrate Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne's 100th birthday! A reception will be held on Tuesday, July 11th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Comfort Inn in Story City, hosted by the Bertha Bartlett Public Library and the Story City Historical Society. Birthday cake and beverages will be provided. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate with Fran!

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.