Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ames Historical Society Lecture - May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Ames Historical Society
2014 Lecture Series

From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go to War
Jeff Stein, author, historian and educator

The bravery of American military members has been well documented, often due to the unique reporting done by Iowa-based broadcasters on the scene. This presentation includes segments from a documentary by the same name. It features vintage broadcasts and interviews with the journalists who covered conflicts from World War II to the first Gulf War, a 50-year span. Stein, an Iowa broadcast historian and the documentary’s producer, will talk about the challenges reporters faced doing their jobs: relaying information to a waiting audience and at times, reassuring them of the safety of Iowans serving thousands of miles away. Ames’ own Jack Shelley will be prominently featured.

7:00 pm, Ames City Auditorium
520 6th St.
Open to the public
$3 free will donation requested at the door

See the full lecture series lineup here

Scandinavian Days 5K Run/Walk - June 7, 2014

Scandinavian Days 5K Run/Walk - June 7th 7:30am
Sign up for a fun run through historic Story City. This year's race will begin on Broad St in front of the Greater Chamber Connection office. You may register online or at the Carriage House Museum and the GCC office. For more information on the race and to register, please visit

Please register by May 19th to ensure you will receive a t-shirt!

The Scandi 5K is a non-profit event, proceeds will support the Story City Historical Society.