Ames Historical Society Lecture Series

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Peter Hallock, Co-President of the Ames Historical Society, will present "John and Rowena Stevens: Progressives in Early Ames."

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.” 

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Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Ames Historical Society. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. Thanks to the Senior Variety Show for providing additional funding.

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