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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 9, 2010

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

State Historical Library’s discussion group meets April 21

Topic: Pieces of home, history and art with special meaning

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Library’s 2009-2010 Historical Discovery Discussions program continues this month with a focus on families, history and art.

“Pieces of Home, History & Art” will be at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 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 are encouraged to bring a “treasure” from home that typifies their family, a moment in history, or is a piece of art with special meaning. The discussion will also feature materials from the Historical Library and Special Collections.

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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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