Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Ames History Museum Presentation June 8th 2021

 



A Passion for Prairies - The Life and Legacy of Ada Hayden
Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom - register here
Free & open to the public

Presented by Deb Lewis, Curator of the Ada Hayden Herbarium at Iowa State University

In 1934, Dr. Ada Hayden was appointed curator of the Herbarium at Iowa State, a position she held until her death in 1950. She collected more than 40,000 specimens for the collection. In 1987, the ISU Herbarium was officially named in Hayden's honor. Lewis, who has been curator of the Herbarium for more than 35 years, will share about Hayden's life, conservation work, and work with the Herbarium, which now contains more than 660,000 specimens.

This history talk is presented in conjunction with Ames History Museum's exhibit, "A Woman's Place is Everywhere: Groundbreaking Women in Ames History," which tells the story of local women who stepped out of their expected roles and made an impact in the community. Supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Slater Historical Museum Open Memorial Day

 

The Slater Historical Museum is open Monday, May 31, 2021 from 10 to 4.  Two World War II exhibits are now available:  Life On a World War II Submarine and Unsung Heroes of WWII.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Slater Exhibit Video now on WHO-TV

 


 

The Slater Area Historical Association exhibition Life on a World War Two Submarine.video shown on WHO-TV is now available online.  You can see it here on the WHO-TV website.  And you can see the exhibit live by calling 515-480-9789 to visit.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Ames History Museum Presentation April 13 2021

 


Personally Speaking: Some Things You Don't Know About Me
Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom - register here
Free & open to the public

Presented by Wayne Clinton, AHM board member and long-time Ames resident

Wayne will talk about his experiences navigating the waters as a Black individual in the Midwest.

This program is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Slater Exhibit Featured on WHO-TV April 6 2021


 

 The new Slater Area Historical Association exhibition will be featured on WHO-TV Tuesday, April 6, 2021! Life on a World War Two Submarine.  Call 515-480-9789 to visit.

 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Ames - Streamliners Across Iowa Lecture Series March 30 2021

 Lecture Series: Streamliners Across Iowa

Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom - register here
Free & open to the public

Presented by Bob Bourne, Iowa railroad historian

Sleek railroad Streamliners criss-crossed Iowa from the mid-1930s through the 1950s. Bourne will cover some of the important design elements characteristic of railroad streamlining and talk about the memorable trains that ran through Iowa on several railroads. There will be an emphasis on the Streamliners of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad through central Iowa.

2021 Lecture Series presented in partnership with Ames Public Library. Lectures are free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance to get the Zoom link.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Life on a World War Two Submarine - New Slater Area Historical Association Exhibit

 

The Slater Area Historical Association newest exhibition is Life on a World War Two Submarine.  Call 515-480-9789 to visit.