State Historical Society, Foundation boards meet Thursday in Iowa City

For immediate release November 14, 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 Centennial Building, 402 Iowa Avenue in Iowa City.

The SHSI board of trustees meeting is at 9 a.m. Thursday and is open to the public. The IHF, a private, not-for-profit corporation, will hold its board meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday.

SHSI and IHF board members and staff will gather in Iowa City Wednesday to tour the Old Capitol building, and the Johnston County Historical Society and Antique Car Museum before meeting with area legislative leaders, Coralville officials, JCHS board members, Historical Society Inc., members and other community leaders.

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 is available at

Following is the draft agenda for the SHSI board meeting:

November 16, 2006
Iowa City, IA

9:00 AM
Breakfast at 8:30, meeting convenes at 9:00 AM

I. Call to Order
A. Roll Call

B. Housekeeping

C. Approve Agenda

D. Approve Minutes

II. New Business
A. CLG Grants

B. HSPG Grants

C. Call for nominations to elected position

D. Iowa State University Sesquicentennial

III. Focus On: SHSI 150th Anniversary

IV. Building Tour

V. Old Business
A. Popular Publication Award

VI. Reports
A. Chair’s Report

B. Director’s Report

C. Financial Report

D. Public Trust Division Report

E. Legislative Report

F. Iowa Historical Foundation Report

G. Reports from Our Partners

VII. Lunch

VIII. Comments for the Good of the Order

Adjournment 1:00 PM


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