Thursday, September 26, 2013

Story City - Fall Dinner and Presentation - October 3, 2013

The Story City Historical Society will be hosting their Fall Dinner & Presentation on Thursday October 3rd.  Stop by the Carriage House Museum to see an apple press demonstration! A fall themed free-will donation dinner will be provided, including grilled hot dogs, chips, 3 bean salad, apple coleslaw, caramel apple dessert, and fresh apple cider. 

Following the dinner will be a short presentation on the Century Homes & Buildings that were built in Story City in 1913.  

Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30
Apple press demonstration 5:30-6:30
Century Homes/Buildings presentation 6:30 

We look forward to seeing you on October 3rd!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ames - Ted Kooser Biography Author Reading October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, biographer Mary K. Stillwell will be in Ames to do a reading and signing of her new book, The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser. The event will take place at the Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas, Ames, Iowa. It is free and open to the public.

Stillwell has written the first complete biography of Ted Kooser, who grew up in the Old Town Neighborhood in Ames and was named the 13th U.S. poet laureate, serving from 2004 - 2006. The book includes information that has not previously been available, and the author interspersed Kooser’s poetry throughout to illustrate how life events became inspiration for his work.

Stillwell will read from her book and will be available to sign copies. The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser will be available for sale at the event. Attendees may also sign up for a door prize drawing.  The author is a poet and a Nebraska resident with a PhD in Plains Literature from the U. of Nebraska Lincoln.

Sponsored by the Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames Public Library, Ames Historical Society. Book sales by The Little Bookroom, 328 Main Street, Ames, Iowa.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Story City - Abe Lincoln Visits Sheldall Schoolhouse September 21, 2013

Join Story City Historical Society at the building where people actually voted for the real Mr. Lincoln during the election of 1860 for a story with Lance Mack. Using Mister Lincoln's own timeless words and wearing period attire, including President Lincoln's signature stovepipe hat and black frock coat, Lance has been mesmerizing his audiences for more than twenty years with true Civil War era stories. Through his stunning physical resemblance to Abraham Lincoln and dignified Lincolnesque demeanor, Lance impressively and unforgettably brings this beloved American Icon to life before his audiences' very eyes!

Location: Sheldall Schoolhouse Museum, corner of Broad St and Hillcrest Dr.

Admission: Free-will donation appreciated

In honor of Mr. Lincoln coming to Story City for the STORY! Festival, the Story Theatre will be showing the Lincoln movie on 9/19 and 9/20, with free admission thanks to the STORY! Festival!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Slater Civil War Cemetery Walk - September 29, 2013

To commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Slater Area Historical Association is featuring three veterans in their Civil War Cemetery Walk, Oley Nelson, Severt Tesdell, and Thomas Weeks. Those attending will gather at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 318 First Avenue, and proceed to the Bethlehem Cemetery on the eastern edge of Slater.  After the Walk there will be a talk at the Hall with an exhibit of Civil War stories, letters, photos and memorabilia. “Taps” will be played and uniformed Civil War portrayers will be present.

The Walk is free to the public. Rain date is the next Sunday, October 6th.