Like most of Iowa, heavy snow clogged the Ames area after twelve inches fell in April 1973. The blowing snow buried many cars up to their hoods, and some parking meters on Main Street were completely covered. These brave people walked in the middle of Grand Avenue to get around Ames. This photo is looking south from Grand Avenue and 28th Street. The Union Story and Trust drive up location is visible on the right. Ames Tribune photo from April 10, 1973.
Ames Historical Society
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ames Hi Aiming High Through the Years
Current smaller exhibits include:
James Herman Banning
Artifacts from the Attic: Dolls
A City Afloat: Floods of the 1990s
416 Douglas Ave # 101
Ames, IA 50010
Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Other times by appointment.
The Ames History Center is located at 416 Douglas Avenue. The building was paid off in early 2012, but the Society continues to rent out about half of the building to cover operating costs. The Society occupies the entire first floor of the building, accessible from the main entrance on the corner of Douglas and 5th.
The History Center includes archival storage, offices, a media room, meeting space, and display space. Artifacts are currently stored in five off-site storage facilities. Our mission is to engage our diverse public and provide unique opportunities to learn about Ames history.