State Historical Society board meets Thursday in Iowa Falls

For immediate release September 27, 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 Edgewood School of Domestic Arts, 719 River Street in Iowa Falls.

The SHSI board of trustees meeting is at 9 a.m. Thursday and is open to the public. The IHF, a private, non-profit corporation, will hold its board meeting at 1 p.m.

SHSI and IHF board members and staff will gather in Iowa Falls at 2:30 p.m. today for a tour of the Round Barn, Railroad Properties and Union Depot, and Mills Tower before having a reception at 5 p.m. at the Carnegie Building, where they will meet members of the Iowa Falls community.

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 is available at

Following is the draft agenda for the SHSI board meeting:

September 28, 2006
Iowa Falls, IA
9 a.m.

I. Call to Order
A. Roll Call
B. Housekeeping
C. Approve Agenda
D. Approve Minutes

II. New Business

III. Focus On:

IV. Old Business
A. Historic Building Code
B. Meeting dates for FY07
C. Committee Appointments for FY07

V. Reports
A. Reports
1. Chair’s Report
2. Director’s Report
3. Financial Report
4. Public Trust Division Report
5. Legislative Report
6. Iowa Historical Foundation Report
A. Introduction of Sarah Pritchard
7. Reports from Our Partners

VI. Lunch

VII. Comments for the Good of the Order

Adjournment 1 p.m.


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