Western Historic Trails Center observes Veterans Day

For immediate release November 9, 2007

 

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

(DES MOINES) – The Western Historic Trails Center in Council Bluffs will observe Veterans Day with a presentation about Iowa military heritage at 2 p.m. Sunday.

State Historical Society of Iowa Curator Bill Johnson will discuss how this traditional service was established in America’s earliest days and will link its historical relevance to the U.S. efforts to fight terrorism. The event is free and open to the public.

The Western Historic Trails Center is at 3434 Richard Downing Avenue in Council Bluffs. Call 712-366-4900 for more information.

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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