Local History

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Search issues of the Ames Tribune and Ames Intelligencer dating back to 1877 online for free! 

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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

Asia in Film: The Nightingale

May 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Rotary Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Movie
Program Details:
Come to a free showing of the film The Nightingale (2013).    Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library, Asiatic Philharmonia Society, and the Durbin-Zheng Family. Supported by the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation. ...

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.

Ames Historical Society Bonus Lecture

May 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Join us for a presentation on the History of American Popular Music. Michael Lasser—lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, teacher and host of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, will present American popular musi...

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.

Ames Historical Society Lecture

June 26, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Ames Public Library
Room: Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Presentation
Program Details:
Edie Hunter, graduate student in History at Iowa State University, will present "From Fair View to Parkview: The Battle to Save the Morris Farm from Involuntary Annexation." As the population of Ames exploded in the post-WWII period, the city stru...

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.