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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release September 3, 2010

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

State Historical Museum hosts plastic model-makers Sept. 18

Children can make and take home a free plastic model

(DES MOINES) – Kids and their families are invited to the State Historical Museum this month for a “make-and-take model day” that features plastic model displays, a swap meet and demonstrations.

“The Art of Model Making” will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18, 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 for more information.

Plastic model enthusiasts from Hawkeye Modelers of Iowa, Plastic Surgeons and the International Plastic Modelers Society USA will display their collections, present model-making demonstrations and offer children free make-and-take models provided by Revell, Inc. Contact Museum Curator Jack Lufkin at jack.lufkin@iowa.gov or 515-281-8295 to reserve a free make-and-take plastic model kit.

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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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