Bobbing for apples has long been a popular activity at Halloween parties. These boys from Beloit Children’s Home, first located on 13th Street in Ames, found it to be more challenging than one might think at a 1950s Halloween party.
Ames Historical Society
Thursday, November 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, December 23, 2017 (All day)
In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Immigrants Bring to Iowa
Current smaller exhibits include:
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.