Ames History Museum - Off the Map

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Topic — Off the Map: Stories of Iowa Abandoned and Disappearing Towns

Speaker — Rosa Snyder, artist and historian

Thousands of towns were established during Iowa’s pioneer and railroad era. Many existed for a few years, some faded away over time and a few never existed except as “paper” towns. Regardless of why they originated or why they diminished, these communities have their own unique stories that are windows to the past. Artist and historian, Rosa Snyder will provide a tour around Story and central Iowa counties to sample these idiosyncratic communities in photographs and stories.



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Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Ames History Museum. Program funded by Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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