Friday, November 29, 2013

Slater City Flags on Sale

2’ x 3’ $28
12” x 18” $19
On sale at City Hall and at Heritage Hall, 318 First Avenue, Slater  Or call 515-480-9789 or 515-228-3293 to purchase.  For Holiday Gift Giving!  The Slater Area Historical Association also sells RADA knives, Iowa made cutlery of superb quality, in gift sets or as individual items.  Visit our website, or drop into our gift shop, Hobo Jungle Mercantile, at 318 First Avenue, Slater during our hours, Thursdays 10-2, to view memorable gift items, Slater history books, t-shirts, prints, DVD’s, cards, and more.

Slater City Flag Contest Winners to Be Announced December 1, 2013

Join the Slater Area Historical Association in announcing the winner of the Slater City Flag Contest at 3 p.m., Sunday, December 1, at the Slater Fire Station during the Slater “Christmas on Main” event. Prizes will be awarded and flags will be available to purchase. All the entries will be on display at the Fire Station on Sunday, then will be on view at Heritage Hall during the month of December. Hours 10-2 on Thursdays or call 515-480-9789 or 515-228-3293 for an appointment to view. Fly the City flag!

Slater Display "The Great Train Wreck" Begins December 1, 2013

On view at the Slater Fire Station during the “Christmas on Main” event Sunday December 1, will be a new exhibit, “The Great Train Wreck…100 Years Later”. This new exhibit from the Slater Area Historical Association commemorates the largest railroad disaster in Slater’s history which occurred in October of 1913. The Great Train Wreck exhibit will be on display at Heritage Hall, 318 First Avenue, Slater, through the month of December. Hours 10-2 on Thursdays or call 515-480-9789 or 515-228-3293 for an appointment to view.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ames History Center Book Sale - November 15th & 22nd, 2013

The Ames Historical Society wants you to know:

Visit our book sale!

Friday, November 15 1-8pm
Friday, November 22 1-8pm

10% off all gift shop items
Up to 50% off new books
$1, $2, and $3 used books!

Ames History Center
416 Douglas Ave.

We have books from our gift shop on sale, as well as many other books that have been donated to us for the sale.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cambridge American Legion Mural Being Restored

The Cambridge American Legion had a mural created on their building in 2005.  This mural created by John Neal and Ken Tynan was listed as number 49 in The 50 Most Stunning Wall Murals From Around The World!

Restoration of this mural is now underway by Shawn Palek of Slater.  You can see his pictures of some of the restoration on his Facebook fine art page.  The picture above shows the mural as of November 8, 2013.  The Tri-County Times November 7, 2013 (subscription required to read online) has an interview with him about the project.  Funds from the Cambridge American Legion and a grant from the Story County Community Foundation  have made the restoration possible.

Come and see this Cambridge landmark on Water Street!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Day Trip to Davenport's Putnam Museum - December 14, 2013

We are planning a trip to the Putnam Museum in Davenport to see a couple of traveling exhibits.  One is an exhibit featuring over 150 of Princess Diana's objects including her famous wedding dress.  Here is a link to more info about the exhibit:

The Putnam also has the Smithsonian's Crochet Coral Reef currently on display.  This exhibit was originally on display at the National Museum of Natural History, it was put up while I was working there.  I made one of the crochet coral pieces and helped sort all of the pieces that were sent in from all over the US.  It would be great to see this again and see if I can find my piece!  Here is more info:

We are planning on making the trip to Davenport on Saturday December 14th.  I have looked into a chartering a bus to take over to Davenport.  We would be able to take up to 47 people and it would cost between $25 to $35 per person.  The Putnam will give us a group rate on tickets to the museum, prices are as follows:
$16.00 for adults
$15.00 for seniors
$9.00 for kids 3-12

If you would like to join us on this trip, please call me at 515-460-1749.  Please respond by November 7th if possible.  If you know of friends or family who would like to join us, please invite them. Feel free to call with any questions. Thanks!
Kate Feil
Story City Historical Society

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Grand Opening Ames History Center - November 6, 2013

The Ames Historical Society will be hosting a Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, of the Ames History Center at 416 Douglas.  The Open House will be from 1-7 pm with a Ribbon Cutting at 3 pm.  Enjoy light refreshments, view all new exhibits, and tour the expanded archives!