Saturday, July 16, 2016

Story County 4-H Reunion July 24, 2106

Come to the 2016 4-H Reunion at the Story County Fair. It will be Sunday, July 24, 2-4 pm in Christy 4-H Hall. What fun to see old friends and reminisce about past memories.

The program will begin at 2:15 pm. This year the program will honor former and present Fair Board members. They will be recognized for all the time and effort they give to make the county fair a success. You may have a relative or friend who was on the fair board in the past or is on it currently. We encourage families and friends to join the celebration. You may pick up a printed program listing fair board members from 1940 to 2016. It will also list their years of service.

Other parts of the program will include introducing the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honoree who will represent Story County at the Iowa State Fair in August. The 4-H Alum of the Year will be presented and 4-H’er Avery Mather will share what excites her about 4-H today. Prizes for the 4-H’ers in Action contest will be awarded. The Story County 4-H Foundation will present scholarship recipients, grant recipients, and recognize donors for their generosity. They will share what the Foundation has accomplished with the money for the benefit of the 4-H’ers of Story County. Jason Mortvedt, a 4-H alum from Ames will be the emcee.

That afternoon, be sure to browse through the Story County 4-H History display in the meeting room next to Christy 4-H Hall. It features a number of books over the years, starting in 1917. You may find pictures and clippings featuring people you have known. Anyone who enjoys talking bout 4-H, both now and the past will enjoy this afternoon. Refreshments are courtesy of South Story Bank and Trust.

2001 Story County Fair Board
Pictured (Front, l-r): Larry Hall, Dave Moody, Don Struthers, Steve Moser, Dennis Romsey, Greg Sindt. (Back, l-r): Terry Robinson, Nancy Couser, Nelda Christian, Carl Link, Bob Williams, James Romer, Ann Lem, Lorraine Hoffman.

1964 Story County Fair Board
 Front Row – Loy Black, Dean Handsaker, Leonard Dueland, Twedt Hanson, Arthur Riley.  Back Row – Herb Reinertson, Allen Anderson, Bob Zeisneiss, Virgil Brooks, Orlin Lein, Vern Noring.  (Absent are Marshall Thompson and Hubert Twit.)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ames Historical Society Lecture - March 29, 2016

Lecture Series: "A Most Magnificent Gift"
March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Presented by Steve Sullivan, Communications Manager, Mary Greeley Medical Center
In 1916, Capt. Wallace Greeley gave the city of Ames the gift of a hospital named in honor of his late wife, Mary – the first facility in Ames dedicated to health care. A century later, Mary Greeley Medical Center is still here, providing quality medical care for the people of Ames, Story County and surrounding communities. We will take a look at how Mary Greeley has grown from its beginnings 100 years ago to what it is today, continually improving its services, technology and facilities.
Before the lecture, join us for an open house, 6-7pm at the Ames History Center, to view the exhibit, "A Time of Expansion: The Ames Building Boom of 1915-1916" featuring Mary Greeley Hospital.

See the full Lecture Series lineup here.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Slater Lasagna Dinner February 24, 2016

Join the Slater Area Historical Association for a Lasagna Supper fundraiser. Wednesday, February 24th from 5 to 6:30. Visit the Museum and see why we are excited about a building addition.  See a SNEAK PREVIEW artist's drawing of the addition.  

Note: SAHA's Annual Meeting will be held the next day, Thursday, February 25th 1:00-1:30 Heritage Hall.  SAHA members and the public are all invited and encouraged to attend to be a part of Slater's History.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Story City Kaffe With Your Valentine - February 14, 2016

Join us on February 14th for a sampling of coffees and desserts at the Fairview Lodge from 1:00 p.m - to 3:00 p.m.  You will have the chance to sample 5 flavors of coffee from KaffeGeita. Plus a variety of mini desserts will be served, all made by local bakers.  Along with the great coffee and desserts, entertainment will be provided by artist Kaitlin Romsey from Romsey Art and Gifts. She will have a variety of her artwork on display as well as a watercolor project to try. Kaitlin's artwork will be available for sale. Plus, live music from local musician Pat Hashman!

Tickets are $12.00 per person or $20.00 for a pair. Tickets are available online at or at the Carriage House Museum, GCC Office, or at KaffeGeita. Proceeds benefit the Story City Historical Society.