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Apr 27

Ames history: A ride on the Dinkey

Wed / April 27, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave

Join the Ames Public Library for a presentation by the Ames History Museum when Kathy Svec and Dennis Wendell will present “A Ride on the Dinkey.”

The Dinkey was the small-scale train that carried passengers, mail, freight and building materials between downtown Ames and Iowa Agricultural College for 16 years, 1891-1907, a period of rapid growth by both entities.

The lecture will provide some background and a scenic tour of what a passenger might have seen out of the windows on their journey – AND how the Dinkey relates to the upcoming museum expansion and a planned permanent exhibit.

Participants may attend in person at the Library’s Auditorium or online via Zoom. To participate online, register for this free event at https://ameshistory.org.

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Ames History Museum.