John & Rowena Stevens: Progressives in Early Ames
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free & open to the public
Presented by Peter Hallock, Ames Historical Society Co-President
John Stevens and Rowena Edson came to Ames as students at the Iowa Agricultural College. He was in the first graduating class (1872), she was in the second. After graduating, both left to start their careers, then came back, married and provided leadership in the community for two decades. He is remembered as an attorney and judge; she is remembered for her work on voting rights for women, but both were more broadly involved and influential. Hallock will explore the larger story of this early Ames “power couple.”
The 2019 Lecture Series is presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library.