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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release February 12, 2010

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

State Historical Library’s discussion group meets Wednesday

Topic: President Abraham Lincoln’s links to Iowa

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Library’s 2009-2010 Historical Discovery Discussions continues Wednesday with a look at President Abraham Lincoln’s ties and influences in Iowa.

“Lincoln Links” will be at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants may bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch from Café Baratta’s. More information is available at 515-281 6897 or by emailing susan.jellinger@iowa.gov.

Participants will discover Lincoln’s legacy in Iowa and see Lincoln-related letters and materials from the State Historical Society Library and Special Collections. The schedule for upcoming Historical Discovery Discussions follows:

March 17: Immigrants and Iowans
April 21: Pieces of Home, History & Art
May 19: Reading of Iowa

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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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