On May 21, 1919, the whole town of Ames celebrated the return of the World War I veterans. A parade haeded by the returned heroes of the 168th infantry extended for nearly a block in length. It contained men of both the army and navy and was led by Major E.B. Bush. See the full panorama, on display in the Ames History Center lobby.
Ames Historical Society
Thursday, November 22, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, November 24, 2018 (All day)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Exploring Historic Ames: Unique Selections from the Farwell T. Brown Photographic Archive - on display beginning November 30.
Current smaller exhibits include:
James Herman Banning
Artifacts from the Attic: Dolls
Younkers Little Shop
Special lobby exhibit: panorama of parade for World War I soldiers returning home, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11.
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
These exhibits will be on display at the Ames History Center.
Members After Hours
Ames History Center
Open to members only
Visit with other historical society members, enjoy refreshments, and see our next exhibit before it opens to the public! Open to members only.
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.