Ankeny Area Historical Society’s Museum Open Houses

The Ankeny Area Historical Society will holding it’s monthly open house on September 5, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at their two museums located at 301 SW Third St.
You will find a century-old 2-story farmhouse and a replica barn filled with artifacts and displays that brings the area’s past to life. In the barn, a corner cupboard built in the mid-1800’s by John Thompson Ankeney for his wife Anna Maria Newcomer Ankeney from her favorite walnut tree is on display. On display in the house also from the Ankeney family are a spinning wheel and wash basin with stand. Martha Ankeney Schaffer Goldberg of Alaska donated them.

The Traveling Marketplace

Save the Date: Sept. 10th 4:00-8:00 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny, IA.

The Traveling Marketplace- The Vendor show that comes to your neighborhood.
Food, Wine and GREAT shopping. Hope you can come and invite a friend or two….

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Ankeny Unplugged

The Ankeny Jaycees will host Ankeny Unplugged on September 9. The event will feature a tailgate theme as the state gears up for the rivalry game in Iowa City on the 11th. Food and beverages will be available from Outback Steakhouse, Pizza Hut and Budweiser. There will be live music from Summercamp and a silent auction featuring a number of great Iowa State and University of Iowa items.

The event will be held from 5-9 at the Ankeny Bandshell and is family friendly. Admission is $3 at the gate; 12 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to not-profit organizations supporting the Ankeny Community.

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