Ames History Museum - Earliest Churches in Ames

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Topic — A History of the Earliest Churches in Ames

Speaker — Kathy Svec, Museum volunteer

The early history of church congregations in Ames is rich and varied and indicates a strong need for spiritual fulfillment and community on the part of pioneer settlers. Even though those congregations subscribed to different religious philosophies, there were many common challenges and triumphs as churches grew and expanded. The talk covers 10 churches that were established between the early 1850s and 1916, some of which still exist today.



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