For decades the Ames Plantation has worked to preserve our history and yours while educating the public about local history and the importance of preserving our exciting heritage.
Opportunities abound for you to become involved in this effort by becoming a member of the Ames Plantation Historical Society. Over 200 members strong, the Historical Society is playing an important role in the success of our Cultural Resource Program. Member volunteers assist with a variety of projects including helping with the annual Heritage Festival, cemetery cleanup and restoration, archive transcription, and others important tasks. In 2017 Society members contributed over 1000 hours of their time to various projects.
Even if you cannot participate in these events directly, your membership is no less important. Each member, through the sharing of an interest in heritage preservation and through membership dues, is critical to our success. In fact, membership dues and associated contributions have already provided almost $38,000 for a variety of preservation and educational projects.
Quarterly Society Newsletter
The newsletter contains current happenings and highlights of program achievements.
Volunteer Project Participation
Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand with special projects such as log cabin & cemetery restoration, archival research, archaeological projects & the annual spring work day.
Annual Members Only Program & Dinner
Each year’s presentation features special project updates and an annual program overview followed by a delicious dinner.
Spring Historic Site Tour
Special visit to selected historic sites for a first hand look at the rich history found on the Ames Plantation.
Take Advantage of this wonderful opportunity.