Exhibits for Loan
The following exhibits, consisting of photographs, copies of original
documents, and text mounted on art board panels, were created by staff
at various times, and are available at no charge for loan to Ames organizations.
us to borrow an exhibit.
Ames to Campus Dinkey Display
Arts Council (18 panels)
Turn of the Century -- The Teens The Twenties -- The Thirties -- The
Forties (2) -- The Fifties The Sixties (2) The Seventies (3) The
Eighties (3) Octagon (3) ACTORS (2) Valerie Williams CoMotion Dance
Highlights early figures important in Ames history.
O. Ames -- Blair -- Brown -- Cole -- Duff -- Greeley -- Grove -- Hoggatt
-- McCarthy -- Morris -- Munn -- Sheldon -- Snook -- Starr -- Sunday --
Tilden -- Underwood -- Welch -- Mayors -- Teachers -- Original Street Names
-- Population up to 1900 -- Timeline of World & Ames Events.
Bauge Family Log Home (2 panels)
Details the preparation and move of an 1866 log home from near Huxley
to McFarland Park in 1988.
Behind the Badge (20 panels)
Title panel Political Era, 1870-1940 Town Marshals: Wright, 1870
& Shockley, 1875 -- Town Marshals: Ricketts, 1896 Chief of Police
Willey, 1904 Chief of Police Cure, 1919 (3) Traditional Era, Crime
Fighting, 1940-1995 Chief of Police Erickson, 1948; 1960s riot Chief
of Police Siedelmann, 1967 The 70s Bombing of City Hall, May 1970
The 80s, Chief of Police Ballantine Veishea Riot, 1988 The 90s Community
Policing (2) Current Programs (2).
Highlights development in west Ames. Welch Avenue -- Champlin
family -- Boarding Houses -- Commerce.
Chautauqua (15 panels)
Traces the history of Chautauqua in Ames.
Beginnings 1904 Lidia Tilden CSLC certificate 1904 --1906 Official
Program 1908 Official Program 1911 Group Portrait Teams Tied near
Squaw Creek 1915 Program Swiss Bell Ringers 1918 Program 1919
1921 1923 Temple Festival Singers 1923 1925 The Good Singers.
Early Ames Builders: Egemo &
Hansen (8 full panels + 7 small panels)
Hans Hansen: Migration to America -- Drawing School -- Kintzley &
Buckton Homes -- Chautauqua Auditorium, Murphy & Hansen Boast Homes
-- Tores Egemo: Norwegian Roots, Coming to America -- Tores Egemo, Artisan
-- Building of First Houses -- Storied Houses: Notable Ames Homes.
Electric Plant Centennial (7 panels)
Illustrates the history of the Ames Electrical Department, 1896-1996.
Great Race (2 panels)
The story of the 1908 race to drive around the world, the New York
to Paris Race. Imagine driving through America and Siberia before
paved roads. Photos of the race cars in Ames.
War One (2 panels)
Two Ames families and their participation in The Great War.
The World War's effect on ISC Campus.
Farwell T. Brown: Stories of the
Historian (2 panels)
Ways: the Cs of Food (8 panels)
Title panel: Eat, Drink, and be Modern: Foods and Beverages in Ames
Introduction Consumer Confidence Constant Companions Cars, Crates
& Containers Curriculum & Communication Cost, Comfort &
Convenience Conservation & Coordination Conscience & Conduct.
The History of Ames Utilities (
The History of Water Treatment in Ames Current Operations, Statistics
Meters and Test Kits Services and Savings Monthly Logs, Monitoring
and Maintenance Water Towers, Then and Now Public Charges, Service
Changes: the Emergence of Municipal Electricity Power Lines, Past, Present
Details the discovery, move and restoration of an 1862 one-room schoolhouse.
Involvement in this project was the impetus for the formation of the Ames
Heritage Association in 1980.
Depicts the career of Ames civic and business
leader, Joseph Lawlor (1893-1982), using photographs, artifacts, and textual
captions mounted in a portable, lighted, hinged, wooden case (72 x 24 x
16). Lawlor served as a military officer in both world wars, founded
General Filter Company, and was elected mayor of Ames.
Main Street Piers
Features stories behind the terra cotta tiles created for piers at street
corners in downtown Ames.
Main Street Stories
Profiles early Ames businessmen..
Adams Alm -- Cagwin -- Edwards -- Grove -- Hasbrouck -- Joy -- C.G.
Lee Maxwell -- Sheldon -- Valentine Wickham.
in the 1960s
Shakey's -- Hickory Park -- Boyd's Dairy -- AGCC -- Carr Pool -- Main
Street -- Henry's -- Ames Public Library -- King's Food Host
to Godliness: Keeping and Cleaning House (5 panels)
Introduction Sudsless and Scrub-free Many Duty Cleansers Keeping
Current: Marketing Modern Methods Everything in Everyday Life: Home Economics
Education Color Coordination: Tints, Textiles, Tiles.
Born just south of Ames, Neva lived nearly all of her 114-year life
in the Ames area. By the time of her death in 2010, Neva was the
second oldest person in the world.
Old Town Architecture (15 panels)
Original Town Map & Blairs Addition Map About the Neighborhood
The Restoration Process House Restoration/Changes (804 Duff; 803 Burnett)
House Restoration/Changes (702 Clark; 712 Duff) Italianate Architecture
(804 Kellogg) Italianate Style Architecture (829 Douglas) Houses -
Then and Now (726 Duff) Houses - Then and Now 823, 812, 722 Douglas)
Color Scheme Change (109 9th St.) Historic Photo (703 Duff) Historic
Photo (720 Duff) Prairie Style (905 Douglas).
Hotel (2 panels)
Ames builds a first-class hotel. Construction
-- Luxury Appointments -- Special Guests -- Use by ISC.
Sesquicentennial - Iowa Timeline
8000 B.C.-1794 1795-1844 1845-1893 1895-1944 1950-1994.
The Railroad in Ames (17 panels)
From Necessity to Nuisance: The Railroad in Ames Ontario and New Philadelphia
Chicago & North Western Territory Railroad Timeline Crossings,
Shanties & Towers Excitement-Danger The Nuisance Entertainment:
Circus Train, Friendship Train, Football 400, Decorated Cars Downtown
Yards Locomotives The Interurban Employment On Board (2) -- Depots
of Ames (2) -- Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern RR (2) -- Facts.
Capsule (3 panels)
Features materials found in the 1915 time capsule contained in the cornerstone
of the Old City Hall in the course of its remodeling for use by Youth and
Shelter Services. Living in Ames Learning in Ames The City of
& Television (3 panels)
Shows highlights in the history of WOI, Iowa State Colleges educational
of Diaries (3 panels)
Tells importance of diaries and journaling -- K.W. Brown -- Janet Jepeway
-- Sadie Mills -- Sidonia Goetz -- Theodore Wendell