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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release February 19, 2009

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

Iowa Youth Choruses perform Saturday at State Historical Building

Musical celebration for Black History Month

(DES MOINES) – Iowa Youth Choruses will present a musical celebration for Black History Month Saturday at the State Historical Building in Des Moines.

 Children, ages 8-12, from Des Moines, Grinnell, Newton and Pella will sing a collection of songs from African American culture, blending prose and poetry into the performances. The musical celebrations – free and open to the public – will be at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

 In addition, the State Historical Museum will offer a variety of crafts and activities related to African American history, George Washington Carver and Victorian Quilt Keepsakes. Crafts and activities will be offered beginning at 1:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

 Iowa Youth Choruses are under the direction of Artistic/Executive Director Kristen Stanton. Contact the State Historical Museum’s Maureen Korte at 515-281-4132 or maureen.korte@iowa.gov for more information.

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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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