10th Annual Save Our Stuff preservation seminar June 6 at Historical Building

For immediate release May 20, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) –The State Historical Society of Iowa will host the 10th Annual Save Our Stuff preservation seminar 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008 at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium will present the SOS seminar in conjunction with its annual meeting. Genealogists, librarians, museum workers, conservators, county clerks, historical society volunteers and others interested in preserving Iowa’s heritage are encouraged to participate.

Session topics include historic structure maintenance; identification of 19th century photo processes and care of photographic collections; customized storage systems; emergency preparedness; and a special session and tour of the Battle Flag Project at the State Historical Building.

Registration for the SOS seminar, lunch and State Historical Building tours is $40 for ICPC members and $50 for non-members. Register by May 31, 2008 to reserve lunch.

Visit http://web.grinnell.edu/individuals/stuhrr/icpc to register or contact Nancy E Kraft at 319-335-5286 or nancy-e-kraft@uiowa.edu, or Lucy David at 319-338-0514 or lucy-david@uiowa.edu, for more information.

ICPC is a membership organization seeking to initiate, encourage, and enhance preservation and conservation activities by providing basic preservation education and training.


The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. More information about SHSI is available at www.iowahistory.org.


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