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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release July 12, 2012

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

Register for Historic Preservation workshop in Cherokee by July 19

Aug. 2-3 workshop covers preservation programs, national Register of Historic Places

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is reminding historic preservationists, owners of historic properties and others to register by July 19 for next month’s historic preservation workshop in Cherokee.

Presented by DCA’s State Historic Preservation Office and the city of Cherokee’s Historic Preservation Commission, the two-day workshop includes an overview of a variety of historic preservation programs and an in-depth look at the National Register of Historic Places.

The workshop is Aug. 2-3, 2012, at the Sanford Museum & Planetarium, 117 E. Willow Street in Cherokee. Registration is $10 for the first day, $35 for the second day, or $40 for both days. Visit www.iowahistory.org for registration materials or contact SHPO’s Kathy Gourley at kathy.gourley@iowa.gov or 515-281-3989 for more information.

Following is a workshop overview, including discussion topics and activities:

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
Historic Preservation Basics
Communities are filled with wonderful historic properties – buildings, structures and sites that illustrate how Iowa communities developed and changed over time.  Want to learn how those special places can be identified, preserved and protected?  This is the workshop that will get you started. Preservation owes its success to the individual efforts of local citizens and organizations. Come learn about the various historic preservation programs available in Iowa. All sessions will be presented by staff members from DCA’s State Historic Preservation Office.
Introduction to Historic Preservation Programs
Certified Local Government Program
The Iowa Site Inventory
Historic Preservation Planning
Advocacy – Working to Protect Historic Resources
Care and Feeding of Your Historic Property
Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
National Register of Historic Places
Take advantage of all that historic preservation has to offer by getting a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This all-day session will take participants through the process. A must-attend for those wishing to nominate a property! At the workshop, the State Historical Society of Iowa staff will help participants understand what it means to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, guide them in researching a historic property, explain the procedures for nominating a property to the National Register, and clarify each question on the registration form.
National Register Video
National Register Packets
Researching a Historic Property
How to Complete the Nomination Form
Additional Information and Technical Materials

More information is available by contacting Kathy Gourley at kathy.gourley@iowa.gov or calling 515-281-3989.


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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