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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release October 6, 2010

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

State Nominations Review Committee meets Friday

Committee reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

(DES MOINES) – The State Nominations Review Committee will meet at 8:45 a.m. Friday at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

Composed of historic preservation professionals and members of the public, the committee reviews nominations of Iowa’s historic and prehistoric resources to the National Register of Historic Places. A nomination approved by SNRC is forwarded for final review and listing to the National Park Service in Washington D.C.

The National Register of Historic Places is the country’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed in the National Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Foster Hill of the State Historical Society of Iowa at beth.foster@iowa.gov or 515‑281‑4137.

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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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