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News Releases in 2006

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December 21 New major museum project announced for 2007
December 20 Merle Hay Mall Cinema offers coupons to upcoming dinosaur exhibit
December 15 Movies at the Museum series continues in January
December 8 History Hunter tours scheduled for Dec. 16
December 8 Show times added to museum holiday movie schedule
November 27 SHSI awards $850,000 in historic preservation grants
November 27 Holiday movies, games and kids crafts set for December
November 21 Annual Holidays on the Trail set for Trails Center Dec. 2-3
November 21 Historic preservation building code conference set for December
November 15 Guinness world record-holder at Historical Museum Nov. 24
November 14 State Historical Society, Foundation boards meet Thursday in Iowa City
November 13 Historical Museum to screen “Who Killed the Electric Car?”
November 8 Historical Museum to shine light (bulb) on American tradition
November 8 Holiday season is full of fun at Western Historic Trails Center
November 3 Barnes & Noble book fair November 11-12 for Historical Museum
October 25 Iowa Historical Foundation names Pritchard new director
October 20 Murder mystery movie comes to Council Bluffs
October 10 New exhibit explores alternative transportation
October 10 Archaeology, Halloween and Murder Mystery at the State Historical Museum
October 6 “Lives & Legacies Trolley Tour” at Historical Museum and Terrace Hill
October 4 Western Historic Trails Center hosts “Villisca Ax Murder House” Oct. 15
September 28 New State Historical Museum exhibit for kids of all ages
September 27 State Historical Society board meets Thursday in Iowa Falls
September 11 Programs mark opening of Governor’s exhibit
September 5 New exhibit explores lives and legacies of Iowa’s 39 governors - “Portrait of a Governor: A Life, A Legacy” opens Sept. 15
August 8 SHSI announces Country School grant awards
August 8 SHSI awards nearly $400,000 in REAP and Historic Resource Development grants
August 7 History of Meskwaki available on new CD-ROM
July 26 SHSI awards research grants to eight scholars
July 18 Museum visitors “Rediscover Iowa History” with rarely seen artifacts
July 18 Public can “Adopt a Flag” at Historical Museum
July 7 White Catfish Camp at WHTC July 22-23
July 6 Historical Museum offers guided tour of exhibits July 15
July 6 Historical Museum day camps focus on children’s theater
June 30 New exhibit honors Iowa’s Medal of Honor recipients
June 22 New museum exhibit pays tribute to Iowa’s Medal of Honor soldiers
June 22 Abbie Gardner Cabin sesquicentennial July 15-16
June 15 Central Iowa teen wins $100,000 at National History Day;
Eight more Iowa students earn high honors at national competition
June 12 Iowa students to present history project at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum
June 12 Iowa teacher named finalist for national history teaching award
June 1 SHSI anticipates increased tourism at historic sites
May 30 State funds available for storm-damaged historic properties
May 23 State Historical Society board meets this week in Cedar Rapids
May 19 Broadway, Hollywood legend Patricia Neal at Historical Museum June 4
May 10 Leininger participates in annual welcome center training and tour
May 8 SHSI announces historic preservation, community history awards
May 3 SHSI announces summer children’s theater season and day camps
May 2 Additional 23 Iowa students qualify for National History Day contest
April 28 $30,000 in emergency funds available to stabilize storm-damaged historic properties
April 25 25 students win National History Day in Iowa contest
April 25 First Annual River Voices Storytelling Festival June 2-3
April 24 Genealogy Conference Set for May 5-6
April 20 Celebrate Community History During National Historic Preservation Month
April 19 2006 State History Day Schedule
April 18 Calling for State Historical Society Board of Trustees nominations!
April 10 SHSI Board Meeting Agenda
April 7 Battle flags exhibit held over; preservation lab tour April 15
April 6 Blues Before Sunset Launches 2006 Concert Series with the Blue Band
April 5 Ice Age Saturday comes to the Historical Museum
March 31 “Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel” fundraiser performance April 7
March 17 Tickets to special viewing of “Ice Age 2” on sale Monday at State Historical Museum
March 17 Historical Museum presents fundraiser performance of “Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel”
March 9 State Historical Museum hosts Irish fest, Victorian-era fashion show
March 9 Spring break brings Tall Tales, crafts, games to Historical Building
March 8 Historic Hale Bridge airlifted by Iowa National Guard Chinook helicopters
February 24 National History Day district competition begins March 4
February 7 “Creative Gathering” at Western Historic Trails Center Feb. 16-18
January 31 NEH grants to battle flags, Montauk projects
January 26 New exhibit showcasing Iowa Civil War battle flags opens February 18
January 25 State Historical Society board meets Thursday in Perry
January 20 Chinese Dancers to perform at State Historical Museum
January 18 SHSI Board of Trustees Meeting January 26
January 11 Lucas County’s Walter Heston profiled in Iowa Heritage Illustrated
January 9 Save the date! Battle Flag Ball fundraiser to be held February 17
January 3 Historical Museum extends tours of battle flags and permanent collection into 2006
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