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The Heritage Room

Heritage Room filled with books, two desks, and historical artwork


Ames Public Library has more local history resources — including yearbooks — in the Heritage Room on the second floor.
 

 

Upcoming History & Genealogy Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

April 15, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- Finding Genealogy Gems in the ISU Library Speakers -- Megan Klein-Hewett, Ames Public Library & Lorrie Pellack, Iowa State University Library Prepare for next month’s road trip by researching Parks Library’s resources...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Your Historians

April 20, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- “It Must All Be Recorded”: The Holocaust and How We Know It Presenter -- Jeremy Best Hear free, fascinating lectures by faculty of ISU's Department of History. Stay for a Q&A and refreshments after the presentation. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help Session

April 22, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Stop into a monthly meetup to get help with your genealogy research, genealogy software and writing your family story. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Your Historians

May 6, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Earth Day 2020, History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- ‘Blows like H—l’: The Windy Plains of the West Presenter -- Julie Courtwright Hear free, fascinating lectures by faculty of ISU's Department of History. Stay for a Q&A and refreshments after the presentation. Provide...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Frances Perkins - A Powerful Influence

May 13, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Hard Won. Not Done., History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Experience the behind the scenes influence Frances Perkins had on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in this first-person re-enactment by Phyllis Schrag.   ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

May 20, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Presentation
Program Details:
Topic -- Road Trip to Parks Library Archives Speakers -- Olivia Garrison, Iowa State University Library Meet at the Iowa State University Parks Library lobby promptly at 10am. Olivia Garrison, Reference Coordinator, will give us a tour a...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help Session

May 27, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Stop into a monthly meetup to get help with your genealogy research, genealogy software and writing your family story. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Plus

September 16, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Presentation
Program Details:
Details coming soon! ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help Session

September 23, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Danfoss Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Meetup, Technology
Program Details:
Stop into a monthly meetup to get help with your genealogy research, genealogy software and writing your family story. Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and the Story County Genealogical Society. ...


Ames Public Library connects you to the world of ideas through diverse and inclusive resources and programs. We welcome program proposals via our website at bit.ly/APLprogram.