Jeff Morgan, 515-281-3858
(CARROLL, Iowa) –
The State Historical Society of Iowa and Iowa Historical Foundation boards of
directors and staff will tour Storm Lake, meet with local leaders, and hold their
respective board meetings during a two-day visit this week.
The group of about 30 will
arrive at the Sail Inn Thursday morning before going to the Buena Vista County
Historical Museum to meet with Buena Vista University Professor Bill Feis and
Project Awaysis Director Mike Wilson, who is expected to discuss the $28 million
destination park being developed on the shores of Storm Lake.
SHSI will hold its board
meeting 1-5 p.m. Thursday at the Buena Vista County Historical Museum, followed
by a reception, a bus tour of Storm Lake and dinner at BozWellz. The SHSI board
meeting is free and open to the public.
The private, non-profit
Iowa Historical Foundation board will meet Friday at the Buena Vista County Historical
Museum to discuss its fiscal year in review and set goals for the support it provides
the State Historical Society.
The State Historical Society
of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and serves as
a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and as an advocate for understanding
Its dual mission of preservation
and education involves identifying, recording, collecting, preserving, managing
and providing access to Iowa’s historical resources.
As an advocate of understanding Iowa’s past, SHSI educates Iowans of all
ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages
and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout
The Iowa Historical Foundation
is a private, not-for-profit corporation that serves the Historical Society through
fundraising, membership and other events.
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