- Historic Sites
Ames Historical Society
The mission of the society is to identify, record, collect, preserve, and provide access to evidence of the history of Ames and its surrounding area from pre-settlement times to the present day. To further this mission, the society collects and preserves artifacts and archival materials, operates an 1860s one-room schoolhouse museum, and plans to create a future Ames History Center and Museum. AHS also presents programs, creates exhibits, provides reference services, and loans artifacts to its members.