National Register workshop set for June 29 in Mason City

For immediate release June 13, 2007

 

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

(DES MOINES) – A workshop about how to nominate properties to the National Register of Historic Places will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 29, 2007 in Mason City’s City Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 101st Street NW.

Sponsored by the State Historical Society of Iowa, the workshop will help participants understand what it means to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, guide them in researching a historic property, explain the procedures for nominating a property to the National Register, and give clarification of each question on the registration form.

Registrations are due June 25, 2007 by contacting Beth.Foster@Iowa.gov or 515-281-4137. A registration fee of $35 will be collected at the registration table. Lunch will be at the participant’s expense. Please do not send the fee with your registration information. Registration checks should be payable to State Historical Society of Iowa. More information about the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Historic Preservation program is available at www.iowahistory.org.

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

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