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The Ames Historical Society newsletter is published four times yearly for members. Because articles will prove helpful and informative to others, an online pdf version is now available. Comments and questions may be directed to: Editor, P.O. Box 821, Ames, IA 50010, or e-mail us at this address: info@ameshistory.org.

  • 2012 Fall  - Issue #4/4

  • 2012 Summer - Issue #3/4

  • 2012 Spring - Issue #2/4

  • 2012 Winter - Issue #1/4

  • 2011 Fall - Issue #4/4

  • 2011 Summer - Issue #3/4

  • 2011 Spring - Issue #2/4

  • 2011 Winter - Issue #1/4

  • 2010 Fall - Issue #4/4

    • Growing Up on Curtiss Avenue - Annual Meeting program - 2011 Lecture Series - Ames Public Library expansion update - Seniors Bowling League - ISU Foundation Gift
  • 2010 Summer - Issue #3/4

    • ISU Horticulture Research Station, Part 1 - Visitors and Mail (Elvis in Ames) - 2009 Curator's Collection Report - AHS Volunteers - Oral History Project - Peggy Baer, New President - Union Pacific Foundation Grant
  • 2010 Spring  - Issue #2/4

    • ISU Horticulture Research Station, Part 2 - Volunteers and Visitors (The Martin family) - Collections Highlights - Mail and E-mail - Neva Morris on the website
  • 2010 Winter - Issue  #1/4

    • Remembering Farwell Brown - Membership Committee - Margaret Vance Joins Staff - Visitors (from Luxembourg) - Neta Snook Questers - Changes at Hoggatt School Museum - World War 2 project update
  • 2009 Summer - Issue #3/4

    • Make it a Habit - Meet Your Friends Here: The Rainbow Coffee Shop - Donations of Centennial Books by Doug Samson - Helping ISU Doctoral Student - Visitors to Headquarters - Requests from the French Embassy and a Seattle Museum - Remembering Don Faas - Building Fund update - 2009 Collections Highlights - Sally and Brooke Clayton's key to the Poster, Historic Homes of Ames
  • 2009 Spring - Issue #2/4

    • Kampus Kamp: Early Ames Accommodations for Travelers by Roy Hougen - Farwell and Ruth Brown's 69th wedding anniversary celebration - Neal Tarman, Volunteer Salute - Letters and E-mails from our friends - Zaslow's book, The Girls from Ames - HRDP Grant awarded to share WWII information - Curator's Report
  • 2009 Winter - Issue #1/4

    • Evolution of Corn: Ames' Own WPAP Mural at the Post Office - Headquarters Progress Report - Legacy Ames campaign update - ISU Intern Shane Lucas - Letters, E-mails and Phone calls from friends - 2008 Annual Report - Gift from Altrusa Home Tour - Bill Jepsen's book, Iowa's Automobiles
  • 2008 Fall - Issue #4/4

    • Ames Stationers - An Ames Institution for 65 Years - Remembering Marvin Miller - Legacy Ames Campaign Update - Legacy Building Fund Donors - 2009 Lecture Series - Cub Scouts visit our Headquarters
  • 2008 Summer - Issue #3/4

    • Announcing Legacy Ames capital campaign for an Ames History Center - Visualizing our dream - David Wilder plays street organ at Music Walk - Senator Harkin visits AHS Headquarters for Lawlor presentation - Reunion report for AHS Class of 1955 - More additions to our collections
  • 2008 Spring - Issue #2/4

    • Remembering Skateland with help from Floyd Penkhus - Wallace Greeley postcard - Carr's Pool photos arrive from Pennsylvania - Tribute to Gary Moore - New additions to our collections - New projects - Country School Conference announcement - Meeker School project help
  • 2008 Winter - Issue #1/4

    • Throckmortons' Scotty's Chicken Inn - Remembering Adel Throckmorton - Ames San Souci Club - Hannum Mill auger found by Scott Sorem - The "Great Mill Debate" - Curator's report - Donated artifacts - Ames Historical art work conservation - New board members
  • 2007 Fall  #4/4

    • Main Street Through Time images - Winter Presentations in Ames City Auditorium - World War II exhibit - 2007 Annual Report (A Banner Year!) - 2007 Collections Highlights - Hoggatt School Report - Response to Mill article - Tribune Collection Volunteers
  • 2007 Summer  #3/4

    • River Revelation: The Past Emerges with an Artifact from Hannum's Mill by Jim Graham - New donations to the collections include Ruth (Hansen) Boast collection, Gerbracht memorabilia, Kendrick Wade Brown Civial War artifacts, Moore Dairy artifacts, MGMC Auxiliary materials, Ringgenberg family materials - World War Two exhibit and online service database
  • 2007 Spring  #2/4

    • Ice Cream Days: Remembering Moore's Dairy - Kiwanis help move headquarters - Call for volunteers - Pioneer home exhibit in partnership with Ames Public Library's "Big Read" of Willa Cather's My Antonia - Ames Questers funding of the restoration of Ding Darling drawing - Newly donated items to our collections - Bob Singer remembers Moore's Dairy
  • 2007 Winter  #1/4

    • George Judisch: Pharmacist, Teacher, Entrepreneur, Leader - AHS Annual Meeting of the Membership: Treasures from the Tribune Photo Collection - 2006 Collections Report - Altrusa Holiday Home Tour report - Moving headquarters to 416 Douglas
  • 2006 Fall  #4/4

    • The Ames Marionettes, a unique local tale of the Armstrong puppets - I Can Still Remember  by John van der Linden - John Sylvester's All My Hangouts - Newest acquisitions to our collections include Victorian Seed Art, Tom Wetteland Wood Crafting, Coffin from Adams Funeral Home, City of Ames Cable TV videos, and Ames Tribune Bound Volumes
  • 2006 Summer - Issue #3/4

    • Hoggatt School photos - Joe Gerbracht and the Ames Theatre Company - Photos of Ames theaters - 4th of July Parade photos - June ArtWalk - Bicentennial Quilt - Janet Jepeway memorial - AHS grants - Bertrand and Mary Adams Sale - Dinkey T-shirt - Bandshell re-dedication - Archie Wierson shoe repair
  • 2006 Spring - Issue #2/4

    • AHS is fueled by people power - The Nibble Nook, Tom Richards remembers his family's experiences in the restaurant business - Curator's Column, new acquisitions - Museum Site Committee report, including member list, museum space needs, properties considered - Kooser Day report
  • 2006 Winter - Issue #1/4

    • 2005 Year Report - Annual Meeting preview, I was an Ames Paper Boy, by Steve Grooms - Winter Armchair Series Presentations: Along the Skunk - Thanks to Joe Anderson
  • 2005 Fall - Issue #4/4

    • Travel Through Time - Online! (AmesHistoricalSociety.org) - The Dinkey: Creating a Bond between Ames and Iowa State - Building Fund growth - Site Committee news - Bertrand and Mary Adams bequest benefits the Ames Historical Society
  • 2005 Summer - Issue #3/4

    • Reminiscing about Ames and World War II by Eileen and Morrie Mericle - Donations - One year anniversary for AmesHistoricalSociety.org - Lemonade from Lemons award
  • 2005 Spring - Issue #2/4

    • Stories of Story County pioneers Henry and Amanda Jane Cameron (for whom Cameron School Road was named) - D.H. McNeil reminiscences, part 2 - Curator's Column - Society News
  • 2004 Fall - Issue #4/4

  • 2004 Summer - Issue #3/4

  • 2004 Spring - Issue #2/4

  • 2004 Winter - Issue #1/4

  • 2003 Fall - Issue #4/4

  • 2003 Summer - Issue #3/4

  • 2003 Spring - Issue #2/4

  • 2002 Spring - Issue #2/4

  • 2002 Winter - Issue #1/4

  • 2001 Summer - Issue #3/4

  • 2001 Spring - Issue #2/4