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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release September 11, 2009

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

Western Historic Trails Center hosts Creative Gathering Sept. 17-19

(COUNCIL BLUFFS) – The Western Historic Trails Center explores music and “Iowa YouTube” videos during its annual Creative Gathering Sept. 17-19, 2009, in Council Bluffs.

Creative Gathering kicks off 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, with Bread and Jam, a weekly event that invites the public to join an open musical “jam” and sample homemade bread. A second Bread and Jam session will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.

Creative Gathering shifts into full gear at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, with a journey inside the world of YouTube, a discussion of video production, and a look at a variety of Iowa-based YouTube videos featuring entertainment, travel, culture, attractions, historic events and more.

WHTC is at 3434 Richard Downing Avenue, off of 24th Street (Exit 1B) south of Interstate 80 in Council Bluffs. More information is available at 712-366-4900.

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The Western Historic Trails Center is operated by the State Historical Society of Iowa, 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. Please visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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