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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release July 12, 2010

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

Historic preservation workshops July 22-23 in Modale

Focus on National Register of Historic Places and care of historic properties

(DES MOINES) – The State Historic Preservation Office will offer a two-day workshop next week, focusing on the National Register of Historic Places and caring for historic properties.

The workshops will be July 22-23, 2010, at the Grand Arts Lodge, 107 S. Main St., in Modale, Iowa. The workshops are supported by the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway Council, Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development, Inc., and Western Iowa Tourism.

On July 22, SHPO will discuss the National Register of Historic Places. Staff will help participants understand what it means to be listed on the National Register, guide them in researching a historic property, explain the procedures for nomination, and clarify each question on the registration form.

On July 23, the focus turns to a “Care and Feeding of Your Historic Property” presentation, and participants will have opportunities for individualized project consultations with SHPO staff.

Registration fee for both days is $35, with an additional $10 per day for optional lunch.

Download the registration form here.

Contact Kathy Gourley at 515-281-3989 or Kathy.Gourley@iowa.gov for more information.

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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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