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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release February 2, 2009

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

Make old-fashioned valentine’s keepsakes at Valley West Mall Feb. 7-8

Historical Museum offers activity during “HeArt Fest: A Fine Art Show”

(DES MOINES) – State Historical Museum staff and volunteers will help children and families make old-fashioned valentine’s keepsakes and other crafts during “HeArt Fest: A Fine Art Show” this weekend at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines.

HeArt Fest will be 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Valley West Mall in West Des Moines. Children and their families will be able to create valentine’s keepsakes suitable for framing during the show, Noon-5 p.m., on both days as part of KidzDuArt. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations will help support the State Historical Museum’s education program.

HeArt Fest is presented by Sue Stookey, who also presents the annual ArtFest Midwest “The Other Art Show” at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. HeArt Fest features 50 fine artists, unique handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day and artist demonstrations.

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 The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and 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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