Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cambridge History Department Flyer

Before the Cambridge Historical Association formed, we were the Cambridge History Department of Cambridge, Iowa.  Many of you still refer to us this way.  This flyer from around 2000 illustrates our holdings at that time. You can find these items plus many more to help with your research.

Cambridge History Department Flyer - Precursor to Cambridge Historical Association

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Can You Help Us Identify These People?

We were recently asked if we could identify the students and teacher in this picture.  While we also have the picture in our collection, we do not have names for the people.  The caption on the bottom says:7344A 1st and 2nd Grades, 1910-1911, Cambridge School, Cambridge, Iowa.  We did check our second book, Cambridge, Iowa 150 Years of Education in Cambridge and Union Township, Story County, Iowa and found we had not used the picture in it.  To see a larger version of the picture, click on the image.

The front of the postcard is also shown in case that is helpful.  Can you help us?  Please use the comments or email us .

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cambridge City Election - November 3, 2009

The election for Mayor of Cambridge, Iowa and for City Council members will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2009. You can see the sample ballot on the Story County website. Our current Mayor, Scott DeYoung, is unopposed for reelection. Three City Council seats have four candidates on the ballot: Husie Holmes, Steven Kovarik, Dan Mortensen, and David Thom. Write-in votes may be used for any of the positions. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm at the Cambridge Fire Station, 304 River Street.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Restoring Family Photos - October 22, 2009

The Kirkendall Public Library in Ankeny, Iowa is hosting a free presentation by Dennis Allen and Cris Nagla this Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 6:30 pm on Restoring Family Photos. Learn how to restore and preserve your family's photos.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our Meetings Have a New Site!

Beginning with the meeting this month, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, our meetings, and the Cambridge Historical Association have a new location. Thanks to the Masonic Tabernacle Lodge Number 452 of Cambridge, Iowa, we now have a new home. The Lodge has donated their building to us as they are becoming part of the Nevada Lodge. We would like to thank them and especially Charles Sloniger for their generosity in making this happen. Thank you also to the Lewis Law Firm of Cambridge and the Cambridge Mayor and City Council for their help in accomplishing this.

The building is located at 504 3rd Street, just off of Water Street. Please join us at 7 pm, on the third Tuesday of the month, for our meetings. This month we will be discussing the new building and how to organize our materials in it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cambridge Fall Fest - October 17, 2009

The Cambridge Fall Fest sponsored by the Cambridge Jubilee Committee is this Saturday, October 17, 2009, from 5 to 8 pm at the Cambridge Community Center. It includes food, a hayrack ride (non-scary), and spooky hayrack rides, all for $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Click on the picture to see a larger version for the complete details.