Ames High 1955 baseball team lined up to the south of the high school (now City Hall). Ames Main Street Cultural District will host a traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America" as part of the Smithsonian's Museums on Main Street program, September 29 through November 11, 2018. Look for more information here.
Ames Historical Society
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
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.