State Historical Society board meets this week in Cedar Rapids

May 23, 2006

 

 

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

Board members and staff from the State Historical Society of Iowa and Iowa Historical Foundation will meet this week at Brucemore, 2160 Linden Drive SE in Cedar Rapids. IHF, a private, non-profit corporation, will hold its board meeting 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Brucemore Garden House. The SHSI meeting is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the Brucemore Garden House and is open to the public. SHSI and IHF board members and staff will meet members of the Cedar Rapids community during a reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brucemore. 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 www.iowahistory.org.

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