Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gilbert - Huge Photo at Vets Auditorium of Gilbert Fans in the 1950s

See the Gilbert Historical Society website for a view of the photo of Gilberts fans at the Girls' State Basketball Tournament in the 1950s.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ames - Iowa in the Civil War February 28, 2012

The next lecture in the 2012 Ames Historical Society Lecture Series is Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. with Iowa in the Civil War by O. J. Fargo.  This and the other lectures in the series will be at the Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth Street  A $2 freewill donation is requested at the door to assist with auditorium rental.

The subsequent lectures in the series are:
  • Trains Across Iowa by Rudolph Daniels March 27
  • From Small Town to the Big Top: the Leininger Sisters Join the Circus by Zellettia Leininger Streit April 24
All are at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month.

Additional details about these lectures are available at the Ames Historical Society website.

Cambridge - Next Meeting February 21, 2012

The next meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association is next Tuesday, February 21st, at 7 p.m.  This will be a combination business meeting and work session.  Everyone is invited to attend and to see (and help with) the new exhibits we are preparing!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Gilbert - Next Meeting February 16, 2012

The regular meeting of the Gilbert Historical Society is this Thursday, February 16, at 7 p.m.  Come to 209 Main Street and check out the progress we are making toward our grand opening!

Story City - Valentine's Day Cards Exhibit at the Library

The Story City Historical Society has a new exhibit on historic Valentine's Day cards at the Story City Public Library.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nevada - Murder Mystery Dinner - February 25 and March 3, 2012

The Nevada Community Historical Society is again presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Dyer-Dowell House on 5th Street.  You can participate in this either Saturday, February 25th or Saturday, March 3rd beginning promptly at 5 p.m.  Advance tickets ($25) are required and can be obtained by calling Maxine at 382-6703 or Paula at 382-4005.

Slater Area Historical Association Annual Meeting and Luncheon - February 15, 2012

The Slater Area Historical Association has its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  Lunch is at noon and the meeting begins at 1:00 at Heritage Hall.  Members, guests, and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Association are invited.  More details in their Winter Newsletter and soon on their website.