Central Junior High School seventh graders in social studies class taught by Reg Kubichek found out too much wind can be worse for kite flying than too little. As part of a study of the Far East the students had the choice of building a kite or making a poster. Those who made kites had the opportunity to earn extra credit if their kite actually flew. High winds resulted in some just barley getting off the ground and demolishing some of the more fragile models. Published in the Ames Tribune April 29, 1975.
Ames Historical Society
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 2:15pm
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.