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Ames Historical Society Lecture Series: The Roosevelt: From Classrooms to Condos

Location: Ames Public Library Auditorium

By Teresa Larson, documentary producer, with assistance from Alex Fejfar

What happens when a school district “shutters a school?”  In most cases, the building is abandoned and sometimes becomes a blight in the neighborhood.  In Ames, there was a school building that “defied the odds.”  A group of passionate citizens and a willing developer rescued Roosevelt School from the wrecking ball and gave the structure new life.  The program will include the Society’s 34-minute film produced by Larson, “The Roosevelt : From Classrooms to Condos,” that chronicles the struggle and illustrates the new way the building is used.  A brief panel discussion will be held afterwards. Former Roosevelt students, faculty and administrators are especially invited to attend. Presented in partnership with the Ames Public Library.

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Earlier Event: April 9
Teen Writers’ Workshop
Later Event: April 10
Toddler Time