Monday, June 7, 2021

Cambridge Firemen's Days - June 11th - June 13th, 2021

 This year's Cambridge Firemen's Days are Friday, June 11th, Saturday, June 12th, and Sunday, June 13th.  See this years flyer for details.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Monthly Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cambridge Historical Association will no longer be holding our regular monthly meetings.  You can still make an appointment if you would like to use our reference materials.

P.O. Box 461 
Cambridge, IA, 50046 
Phone: 515-220-HIST (answering machine.  Because of the building closure we may not retrieve your message for some time.) 

Appointments: Call Don at 515-231-8494.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 Summer Open House Schedule

This summer the Cambridge Historical Association has several open houses scheduled.  Beginning with one as part of the Firemen Days celebration this weekend.  You can learn more about the Firemen Days events here on the Cambridge Iowa Facebook page.

2018 Summer OPEN Hours - all are Saturdays.
June 9 - 10 AM to 1 PM
June 23 - 9 AM to Noon
July 14 & July 28 - 9 AM to Noon
August 11 & August 25 - 9 AM to Noon

If you would like to schedule a visit at a different time, please let us know.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cambridge City Center Is Now Open

The Cambridge City Center contains the Cambridge Memorial Library, City Hall, and a community room with a large kitchen.  You can learn more about its history in this flyer (PDF) from the Cambridge Historical Association.  See the photos showing how the block looked around 1900 and now.  Also learn about the history of the Cambridge Memorial Library.

The Cambridge City Center is located immediately east of the Cambridge Historical Association.  Be sure to join us for open houses during Firemen's Day (June 9th) and during the summer.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Summer 2017 Open Houses

In addition to the open house we had as part of the Cambridge's 2017 Firemen Days, we have open houses scheduled at the Cambridge Historical Association museum on Saturday July 15th and Saturday August 19th from 9 a.m. to noon.  We are also glad to be open by appointment.  Call Don at 515-231-8494.

Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

American Legion Auxiliary Presentation

The Cambridge, Iowa Mathis-Wire American Legion Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of most months.  They had invited us to speak about the Cambridge Historical Association at their February 2017 meeting.  I gave them a short history of our group, shared the two books we have published, and showed photos of the Cambridge school and the train depots.  This lead to a lively discussion of Cambridge and their memories of life in Cambridge.

They also identified one of the unknown 1915 Cambridge graduates!  In the bottom row, the second from the right is Meda Thomas.  Thank you Wilma Jean Longnecker.

Thank you to the Auxiliary for the invitation and for the great audience participation.  We have invited them to visit our museum, which they hope to do this fall.

If you would like us to speak to your group, please let us know.  Also, the museum is open by appointment.  Our phone is 515-220-HIST.  That is an answering machine.  For a faster answer, either email or phone 515-231-8494.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Last of This Summer's Open Houses - August 20, 2016

There is one more open house at the Cambridge Historical Association this Summer.  We will be open this Saturday, August 20th, from 9 to noon.  Stop by to see our exhibits and let us help you with your research.  Whether you are seeking ancestors or recent Cambridge history, come in and see us.

Just a reminder, you can also get your Passport to Story County signed.  In case you do not already have one, we still have some available.  Visit all the Story County Historical Alliance members and enter for a chance to win.