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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 29, 2010

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

State Historical Museum hosts plastic model-makers May 8

Local enthusiasts to display collections and demonstrate art of making models

(DES MOINES) – Plastic model enthusiasts will display their collections and offer model-making demonstrations next week at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines.

“The Art of Model-Making” will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010, at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

Members the Hawkeye Modeler’s Club and the Plastic Surgeons are working with SHSI staff to repair artifacts in the museum’s permanent collection. The public will be able to view that work in progress and see several related museum artifacts during the program.

“Members from these two groups are offering their expertise in helping us take care of Iowa’s historical artifacts,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Cyndi Pederson. “This is an excellent example of how public and private organizations can partner to serve the interests of Iowans.”

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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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