Uncorked Exhibit Opening
Ames History Museum, 416 Douglas Ave.
Free & open to the public
Join us for the opening event for the newest exhibit at the Ames History Museum, "Uncorked: The Spirited History of Alcohol in Ames."
- Beer garden (beer and wine sales - mocktails also available)
- Be among the first to view the exhibit!
- Tasty food trucks: The Funny Onion and Burgers on the Fly
A hundred years ago, on January 17, 1920, the National Prohibition Act went into effect, making the United States a dry country for the next thirteen years. However, the story of alcohol and its impact on the Ames community is much larger than just the story of prohibition – although there are a lot of good bootlegging tales too! From the founding of Ames as a dry town, to modern-era microbreweries and VEISHEA disturbances, there are unique alcohol-related stories throughout the history of the community. The stories told in this exhibit show the complex relationship Ames has had with alcohol through the years.
The exhibit and this event are supported by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program.