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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release August 22, 2011

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

“Women of Interest” breakfast set for Sept. 13 at Historical Building

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds to speak at children’s theater program fundraiser

DES MOINES – The State Historical Museum will host a “Women of Interest” breakfast fundraiser next month with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds as its guest speaker.

“Women of Interest” will be 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 13, 2011, at Café Baratta’s, located on the third floor of the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Registration is $12 at the door or in advance by contacting Maureen Korte at maureen.korte@iowa.gov or 515-281-4132. A portion of the proceeds supports the State Historical Museum’s History Through the Arts children’s theater program.

“This is a unique opportunity for women and men to network, and to share thoughts and ideas with each other and with Lieutenant Governor Reynolds,” Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Tiffany Cownie said. “I encourage anybody with an interest in education and history to attend and support this wonderful program.”

Since 2003, HTTA has been the State Historical Museum’s signature education program, teaching international, national and Iowa history to K-12 students through interactive fine arts and humanities programming.

HTTA uses the arts – and live theater in particular – to bring history to life and extend learning opportunities beyond facts and dates. Museum staff and professional artists lead students through live professional theater performances and workshops in music, dance, theater, visual art, literature, history, archaeology and other subjects.

Visit www.iowahistory.org for more information.


The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

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