Get your ‘passport’ filled at Story County museums this summer

Times Staff
Get your ‘passport’ filled at Story County museums this summer

You can get your “passport” stamped this summer, and you don’t even have to leave Story County to do it. The Story County Historical Alliance has a new program where history lovers can pick up a special passport to all 11 of the historical groups in the county.

The SCHA is made up of organizations in Ames, Cambridge, Gilbert, Huxley, Kelley, Maxwell, Nevada, Roland, Slater, Story City and Zearing.

The mission of SCHA is to share and preserve the unique history of Story County and the unique history of the local towns with all members of the Story County community.

All eleven organizations will be participating in a Passport to Story County program this summer. Passports are available to be picked up at any of the 11 organizations.

From now and through Labor Day, those who visit all 11 SCHA locations and receive a stamp can return their completed passport for a chance to win a Story County-themed gift basket and other prizes.

For more info on the SCHA and locations of museums, please visit the SCHA website:, or our newly created Facebook page:

The Story County Historical Alliance would like to thank Molly Nagel of Upper Story Studio in Story City for designing the passports.

Pie on the Porch

The Huxley Historical Society will be hosting a special event, Pie on the Porch, at the Maland Home, 306 N. First Ave.

The HHS invites the public to visit the Maland Home, which is Huxley’s newest historic landmark. Pie will be served on the porch Sunday, July 24, from 2-4 p.m. Cost will be $5 a slice of pie.