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ISU Homecoming: A historic start to "Save the Girls"

  • ISU Design on Main Ames, Iowa 50010 (map)

The first homecoming game at Iowa State was more than just a rivalry on the field, it was a bid to keep female students at the college in Ames! Hear the unusual history of this 1912 game and how it led to over 100 years in tradition. Also, get a look at some rarely seen before Iowa State memorabilia. A Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit Speaker Series with Tom Kroeschell.
“Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. Locally, the exhibit is sponsored by the Ames Convention and Visitor’s Bureau community grant, Ames Tribune, City of Ames, Hunziker Realty, Hunziker Property Management. HCS Builders, Iowa State University Athletics Department, Mediacom, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Ames Chamber of Commerce.
Hosting Locations: Octagon Center for the Arts, ISU Design on Main, Ames Historical Society, Ames Public Library, Little Woods Herbs & Teas.

Earlier Event: October 22
How Iowa Met Baseball, John Liepa