National Register of Historic Places workshop May 9 in Decorah

For immediate release April 16, 2008


Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) –The State Historical Society of Iowa will present a workshop next month in Decorah about nominating property to the National Register of Historic Places.

The workshop will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 9, 2008, at the Vesterheim’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center, 523 W. Water Street in Decorah.

 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, and explain the procedures for nominating a property to the National Register.

Registrations are due April 25, 2008 and are available at Contact Beth Foster Hill, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, or for more information.

Registrations may be mailed or emailed after April 25 and walk-ins will be welcomed at the door, although pre-registration will guarantee workshop materials will be available. A registration fee of $35 will be collected at the registration table on May 9, 2008. Participants should not send the fee with the registration information.  Lunch will be $6.50 at the participant’s expense.


The State Historical Society of Iowa is 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. SHSI is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Visit or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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