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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release August 6, 2010

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

Historic preservation workshops Aug. 19-20 in Winterset

(DES MOINES) – The State Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with the Madison County Historic Preservation Commission, will offer two days of historic preservation workshops Aug. 19-20, 2010, in Winterset.

The first day features “Historic Preservation Basics,” to introduce programs, funding, financial incentives and resources for people interested in preserving historic properties. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and there is no cost to attend.

The second day focuses on how properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. State Historical Society of Iowa staff will help participants understand the process and meaning of being listed on the National Register, guide them in researching a historic property and clarify questions on the registration form. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and the registration fee is $35. Reservations are requested by contacting Kathy Gourley at kathy.gourley@iowa.gov by Aug. 12, 2010.

The workshops will be at the Madison County Historical Complex, 815 South 2nd Avenue in Winterest.

Staff also will be available for one-hour, one-on-one technical assistance sessions for personalized discussion of specific projects. Property owners should bring photos, drawings and other documentation so staff members can fully understand the property. Appointments must be scheduled in advance and should be noted on the workshop registration form.

For more information and registration form, visit www.iowahistory.org.

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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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