Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Slater Display "Faces of the Civil War"

The Slater Area Historical Association’s current display, “Faces of the Civil War”, tells the story of our nation, our state, and Story County in words and pictures from those who experienced the terrible conflict that caused over 600,000 casualties. The life of a soldier and life back home are part of the exhibit as well as stories of battles from Iowans that fought for the Union. The educational display is available to view by appointment, call 515-480-9789 or 515-228-3293, or regular hours, Thursdays 10-2, at Heritage Hall, 318 First Avenue, Slater.

Ames - Abe Mezvinsky: His Life and Legacy in Ames - October 18, 2013

Abe Mezvinsky: His Life and Legacy in Ames, 1934-1980
Many Ames residents remember Abe Mezvinsky and his three Ames Fruit & Grocery Stores. A program tracing his life from his arrival in Ames in 1934 to his retirement in 1980 will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Reiman Gardens. The focus will be on Abe as a businessman and benefactor and on life for one of Ames' very few orthodox Jewish families. If you have recollections of Abe that you would like to share, please email them to
Some of these stories will be shared during the program.