Monday, January 4, 2021

Ames 2021 Lecture Series

Put these dates on your calendar! Our 2021 Lecture Series will be held virtually (via Zoom). Another great line-up of speakers is planned. Find our more about each lecture on our website calendar.

Tuesday, January 26, 7pm
"Prohibition in Iowa" by Linda McCann
*Note: AHM's annual membership meeting will be held just before this lecture, at 6:30pm, also on Zoom

Wednesday, February 24, 7pm
"Endless Possibilities: Iowa's African American History" by Sean Donaldson

Tuesday, March 30, 7pm
"Streamliners Across Iowa" by Bob Bourne

Wednesday, April 28, 7pm
"Sessionitus in West Ames: The 4th Ward 'Independence Movement,' 1914-1920" by Douglas Biggs

Tuesday, May 25, 7pm
"First Ladies: More Than the Women Behind the Men" by Diana Carlin

Wednesday, June 30, 7pm
"Foundations for One Community: The History of People of Color in Ames, Earliest Times to 1950" by Gloria Betcher


2021 Lecture Series presented in partnership by Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The History of Hats - New Slater Area Historical Association Exhibit

The Slater Area Historical Association's newest exhibit is The History of Hats.  And it is available for viewing now!  Reservations required - Call for an appointment to view: 515-228-3293 or 515-480-9789.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Cancelled - Story County Historical Alliance Spring Meeting

Unfortunately the Spring 2020 meeting of the Story County Historical Alliance (April 28th) has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.  Our hosts, the Roland Historical Society, will host the meeting when it is rescheduled for the Fall.

Friday, March 6, 2020

SCHA Spring Meeting April 28, 2020 in Roland

Cancelled - Stay safe.  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.