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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 16, 2010

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

SHSI’s Centennial Building scheduled to reopen Saturday

Building houses State Historical Library and Special Collections Reading Room

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa’s Centennial Building in Iowa City is scheduled to reopen Saturday after being closed today due to a problem with a sanitary sewer.

The Centennial Building houses the State Historical Library and Special Collections Reading Room where historical newspapers, microfilm, manuscripts and other artifacts from Iowa’s past are available to the public.

The Centennial Building’s regular hours are 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, Monday and official state holidays.

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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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