Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ames Historical Society Displays at Ames Public Library

The Ames Historical Society has a display area in the Ames Public Library where it highlights some of its materials and topics.  For example, the current display shows 19th century autograph books.

The display case is located between the non-fiction books stacks and the Iowa Collection.  Stop in and see their displays!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Slater - Annual Meeting and Luncheon February 16, 2011

The Slater Area Historical Association is having its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the Heritage Hall.  Luncheon is from noon to 1:00 pm followed by the meeting at 1:15.  The public is invited. (Click on the picture to the left for more details.)

Future events include the Spring 2011 reception for the Slater Panorama and the Summer 2011 In the Good Ol' Summertime Exhibit.

Ames Historical Society Lecture Series 2011

The Ames Historical Society 2011 Lecture Series will begin Tuesday, January 25 with The Life and Legacy of Jack Trice presented by Dorothy Schwieder.  All four of the lectures in the series will be at 7 pm on the last Tuesday of the month.  Location:  Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth Street, Ames.  A $2 donation is requested at the door.

For information about the other lectures, click on the picture to the left for more details and click it again to see a larger version or go to the Ames Historical Society website.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Story County Historical Alliance Meets with County Supervisors

Once a year the members of the Story County Historical Alliance meet with the Story County Supervisors to describe the accomplishments of our groups.  The Ames Historical Society hosted this years meeting on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.  Thank you to Supervisors Jane Halliburton, who is retiring as Supervisor after 24 years, Wayne Clinton, and Paul Toot, the newest Supervisor, for their interest and support.

Among the highlights of the last year were:
 In addition to these accomplishments by the groups, the groups have worked together to promote Story County's history through projects such as the Take a Historic Drive Through Story County Iowa map and the Story County Historical Alliance website.