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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release January 29, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

SHSI announces Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee members

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa today announced the appointment of 20 Iowans to the Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee.

 The committee will assist SHSI in planning, coordinating and implementing activities and programs commemorating Iowa’s involvement in the American Civil War.

 “Many talented and dedicated individuals with interest in the American Civil War sent applications, and choosing among them for the required number of positions was very difficult,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Cyndi Pederson said. “It is our hope that all applicants will continue their interest and become active participants in the Iowa commemoration.”

 More information about Iowa’s Civil War Sesquicentennial events will be announced as they are confirmed. Following is the list of Iowans appointed to the advisory committee:

Bryan Bauer

 Senator Dennis Black

Kathy Bowermaster
Des Moines

Michael Carr

Patricia Dawson

O.J. Fargo

Paul Fessler
Sioux Center

Joanne Goldman

Dann Hayes

Ricki King
Des Moines

Susan Kuecker
Cedar Rapids

Terrence Lindell

Dave Mulder
Sioux Center

Cheryl Mullenbach

Kori Nelson
Council Bluffs

Patrick J. Palmersheim

Donald Shaffer

Carol Shannon

Claudia Tillman
Forest City

Dr. Timothy Walch
Iowa City


The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.


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