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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release October 28, 2011

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

Fall Speaker Series final presentation moved to Sunday

Presentation at WHTC focuses on researching and preserving historic buildings

DES MOINES – The final presentation of the Pottawattamie County Historical Society’s Fall Speaker Series at the Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs has been changed to 2 p.m. Sunday. The discussion had been scheduled for Nov. 20, 2011.

“Preservation, Preservation, Preservation” will feature a panel discussion about historic preservation, including historic downtown districts, Haymarket Square, residential areas and the 100 Block of West Broadway.

The panel will include:

  • Rose Brown, Council Bluffs Planning and Development Department representing the city’s Preservation Commission
  • Jim Kieffer, president, Preserve Council Bluffs
  • Arlo Burke, president, Main Street Council Bluffs
  • Kori Nielsen, executive director, Historic General Dodge House
  • Ralph Wright, Pottawattamie County Historical Society


The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Audience participation is encouraged and the discussion will include a question and answer period. WHTC is located at 3434 Richard Downing Avenue in Council Bluffs. Call 712-366-4900 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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