Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ames - From Small Town to Big Top

The final lecture in the 2012 Ames Historical Society Lecture Series is Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 7 p.m. with From Small Town to the Big Top: the Leininger Sisters Join the Circus by Zellettia Leininger Streit.  This will be at the Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth Street  A $2 freewill donation is requested at the door to assist with auditorium rental.

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gilbert Originally Named Gilbert Station

The Gilbert Historical Society has information on why Gilbert originally had to be named Gilbert Station and how it was able to change its name.

Ames Residents Among the Titanic Passengers

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking this month, the Ames Historical Society has several newspaper articles describing Ames residents connections to the tragedy.