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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release February 11, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
Leigh McGivern, DMPS, 515-242-7603 or leigh.mcgivern@dmps.k12.ia.us

State Historical Museum hosts annual student art exhibit

Des Moines Public Schools exhibit on display Feb. 12-19

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Museum will host the Des Moines Public School Arts Department annual exhibit of student art Thursday through Feb. 19, 2009.

The State Historical Museum is at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Selected art works created by 299 children in every grade from every Des Moines Public school will be exhibited in the Museum atrium. Media includes acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pastel to hand made paper, metal work, ceramics, photography and video of installations.

Work can be viewed during regular museum hours. The art work is not for sale. It represents work done during the 2008-09 school year. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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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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