For immediate release August 26, 2009
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
(DES MOINES) – The State Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with the Louisa County and Muscatine historic preservation commissions, will offer two days of historic preservation workshops Sept. 17-18, 2009, in Muscatine.
The first day features “Historic Preservation Basics,” to introduce programs, funding, financial incentives and resources for people interested in preserving historic properties. The workshop begins at 2 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.
The second day focuses on getting properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. State Historical Society of Iowa staff will help participants understand the process and meaning of being listed on the National Register, guide them in researching a historic property and clarify questions on the registration form. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and the registration fee is $35. Reservations are requested by contacting Kathy Gourley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 1, 2009.
The workshops will be at the Pearl City Station, 100 Harbor Drive in Muscatine.
Staff will also be available for 20-minute one-on-one technical assistance sessions for personalized discussion of specific projects. Property owners should bring photos, drawings and other documentation so staff members can fully understand the property. Appointments must be scheduled in advance and should be noted on the workshop registration form.
For more information and registration form, visit www.iowahistory.org.
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.