Ames History Museum Lecture Series

Upcoming History Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author/Writing, History/Genealogy, Special Event
Program Details:
  Join us for an evening of readings to celebrate 150 years of Willa Cather, one of the most significant and treasured American writers of the 20th century. Cather crystallized the spirit of the American West with a singular voice i...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Topic — Allied with the Allies - Canada, UK, Australian, and WWI Records Speaker — Debra Dudek Examine the abundant resources, service files, and information for service men and women who served in Canadian, UK, Austr...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Topic — Imperial Entrepreneurs: Exploiting the Roman Empire for Private Profit While everyone knows the Romans were good at looting and pillaging, they were also adept at subtler means of wealth extraction. This talk will ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Program Details:
  Topic — Free and Useful Sites for Genealogy Research Speaker — Dick Cooper Learn about some websites that can enhance your genealogy research ... without breaking your budget!   PARTICIPATE IN PERSON O...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
  Topic — Iowa's Ethnic Heritage, or "Who Do You Think We Are?" Speaker — John Liepa, Prof. Emeritus/History & Political Science, Des Moines Area Community College Enjoy the unfolding and changing adventure of Iowa’s imm...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome proposals via our website for programs at www.amespubliclibrary.org/programproposal and exhibits at https://www.amespubliclibrary.org/exhibit-proposal.

Recorded 2023 Lectures

Jack Trice: More Than a Football Player

The Trice Connection

Bread for My Enemies

Notable Women in Ames History

 

 

RECORDED 2022 LECTURES

Author Talk: Wilhelm's Way

Public Schools

The 1920s Building Boom

Behind the Beat

A Ride on the Dinkey

Iowa Underground Railroad

 

 

RECORDED 2021 LECTURES

Prohibition in Iowa

Secessionitus in West Ames

Streamliners Across Iowa

First Ladies

Ames History Museum Mural Project

 

 

RECORDED 2020 LECTURES

Iowa Almanac

The Story County Courthouse Fight

Leading the Charge for the 19th Amendment

Foundations for One Community