Ames History Museum Online Lecture: Iowa Almanac

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Did you know that the Eskimo Pie® was invented in Iowa? So was the electric razor, the clip-on bow tie, and the self-filling fountain pen. Iowa was also the childhood home of four Academy Award®-winning performers, and three different Iowa-born musical acts had national #1 pop songs in the 1950s alone.

In this presentation, broadcaster, historian and author Jeff Stein tells the stories of the famous and not-so-famous, based upon his daily statewide radio program "Iowa Almanac". From elected officials who prevented presidential impeachment, to record-setting athletes…from famous firsts to displays of strength and grace under pressure…these biographical stories are as inspirational as they are informative.

Presented in partnership by Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library.

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