Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Story City STORY! Festival Events - Saturday, September 22, 2012

As part of Story City's STORY! Festival, the Story City Historical Society has several events on Saturday, September 22.

Kay Munsen, the author of “Lake Comar,” will present stories, many first-hand, about this former recreation area once located near Story City.  Lake Comar offered a park, outdoor auditorium, swimming and boating area, and many special events that attracted area residents up to the 1940s.  Kay’s presentation will begin at 9 a.m. at the Bartlett House Museum, 619 Grand Ave.  Admission to Kay’s presentation is $5.00.  Tickets are available at the Historical Society prior to the event and also at the door.  Kay’s book, “Lake Comar,” will be for sale for $20.00 during Kay’s presentation at the Bartlett House Museum.  It will also be available to purchase through the Historical Society or PDG Printing after the presentation.

The Story City Historical Society’s former Director, Darrek Orwig, has written a newly published book entitled “Story City”.  He will be participating in the STORY! Market on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., located on Pennsylvania Ave where the book will be for sale at $22.00 each.  Please stop by and visit with Darrek to have your copy of “Story City” autographed.  The books will be for sale through Darrek on Saturday and also through the Historical Society at the Carriage House Museum.

The Historical Society will have all four museum buildings open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22nd.  The Bartlett House Museum and the Carriage House Museum are located at 619 Grand Ave.  The Sheldall School and the Story City Brick Museum are located at the intersection of Broad St and Hillcrest Dr.  Please stop by and visit us to hear stories of Story City’s past!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Story City - See a 1928 Model A Ford Phaeton Sept. 16, 2012

This Sunday Derral and Anna Tressler will be at the Bartlett Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. in their 1928 Model A Ford Phaeton.  Stop by and see this rare luxury model!

The Bartlett House Museum, part of the Story City Historical Society,  is located at:
619 Grand Ave
Story City, Iowa 50248

Friday, September 7, 2012

Slater - The History Behind Buttons - September 19, 2012

The Slater Area Historical Association presents the talk “ The History Behind Buttons” by Janice Roxberg, antique button expert, on Wednesday, September 19, at 7 p.m.   The lecture will be held at Heritage Hall, 318 First Avenue, Slater.

Mrs. Roxberg has served as vice-president of the Iowa State Button Society, and her collection has been shown at the Brunnier Museum in Ames and at Terrace Hill in Des Moines.

A display of antique buttons will remain at the Hall through September 30.