Ames Historical Society Lecture Series
The Roosevelt: From Classrooms to Condos
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Presented by Teresa Larson, documentary producer, with assistance from Alex Fejfar, videographer
What happens when a school district “shutters a school?” In most cases, the building is abandoned and sometimes becomes a blight in the neighborhood. In Ames, there was a school building that “defied the odds.” A group of passionate citizens and a willing developer rescued Roosevelt School from the wrecking ball and gave the structure new life. The program will include the Society’s 34-minute film produced by Larson, “The Roosevelt: From Classrooms to Condos,” that chronicles the struggle and illustrates the new way the building is used. A brief panel discussion will be held afterwards. Former Roosevelt students, faculty and administrators are especially invited to attend.
Presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library