Friday, November 21, 2014

Ames Historical Society Old Fashioned Christmas - December 6, 2014

Join us for our Old Fashioned Christmas
Bring the family and help the Ames Historical Society celebrate our holiday event, an Old Fashioned Christmas.

Santa will be here from 12:00-3:00pm.

Cookies and cider will be served.

Kids will have the chance to make some holiday goodies and ornaments including stringing popcorn garland.

Come listen to some fun Christmas music from our player piano!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ames Historical Society November 2014 Events

Upcoming Events! 
Holiday Open House, November 14th 5:00-7:00pm 

November 14th kicks off the holiday season in Downtown Ames. There will be a tree lighting at Tom Evans Plaza at 6:00pm and many businesses will have open houses. The History Center will be open from 5:00-7:00 that evening to participate in the downtown cheer. Stop in to see our new exhibits, have some hot cider and holiday goodies then pop across the street to see our tree at the Festival of Trees.  
Festival of Trees, November 14th-November 30th 

The Ames Historical Society has decorated a tree this year for the Festival of Trees. Our tree is titled Silver Sesquicentennial Season, but that is all we are going to reveal, you will have to go see it for yourself! Trees are on display during regular hours at the Octagon Center for the Arts.
Benefit Shopping Day, November 16th 1:00-4:00pm
The non-profit Fair Trade store Worldly Goods offers opportunities to other non-profits each holiday season to host a Benefit Shopping Day. Ames Historical Society staff and volunteers will be at Worldly Goods that day talking about what we do and promoting our mission. Worldly Goods will then donate 5-20% of the proceeds that day to the Ames Historical Society. So come in on November 16th, get your Christmas shopping done, eat some holiday treats, and part of the money you spend will go back to the Historical Society. It's an easy way to give back this holiday season. Feel free to invite family and friends!