State Historical Society board meets Thursday in Perry

For immediate release January 25, 2006



Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – Board members and staff from the State Historical Society of Iowa and Iowa Historical Foundation will meet Thursday at the Security Bank Building, 1102 Willis Avenue, in Perry.

The SHSI meeting is 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday and his open to the public. IHF, a private, non-profit organization, will hold its board meeting from 1 to 3 p.m.

Activities begin today at 5 p.m. at Perry High School, where board members and staff will view a Hometown Perry Exhibit before touring the Carnegie Library Museum at 1123 Willis Avenue in Perry. The evening’s activities conclude with dinner at the Highland Elk Bistro, 1211 2nd Street in Perry.

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 Iowa’s past. 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 state.

The Iowa Historical Foundation is a private, not-for-profit corporation that serves the State Historical Society through fundraising, membership and other events.

More information about both organizations can be found at


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