Historical Society board meets Thursday in Ames
SHSI staff and trustees to tour ISU's historical assets Wednesday

For immediate release March 25, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Hawthorn Market and Café on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.

Board members and SHSI staff will arrive Wednesday afternoon in Ames to visit with ISU officials, learn about renovations to the Memorial Union from a historical preservation perspective, and take a walking tour of numerous historical assets on campus, including the Farm House Museum, Morrill Hall, Christian Petersen Arts Museum, the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, Catt Hall, Beardshear Hall, Marston Water Tower, Art on Campus, Gold Star Hall, and the Parks Library to view Grant Wood murals and a display for ISU’s sesquicentennial.

The group will also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ames City Hall for the Ames Historical Society’s presentation about the 100th anniversary of the Great New York to Paris Auto Race that went through Ames.

The draft agenda for Thursday’s board meeting is below:

State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Meeting convenes at 9 a.m.

Call to Order
Roll Call
Approve Agenda
Approve Minutes

New Business
ISU College of Design Timber Frame Model Presentation
Loren Horten and Petersen/Harlan Awards Recommendations
Recommendations on HRDP Grants
Approve Slate of Candidates for Elected Position

Old Business
2008 Iowa Studies Focused Symposium/FORUM
Updates and Recommendations from Awards Committees
Approve FY09 Meeting Dates
Reports from Ad Hoc Committees
Draft Administrative Rules for Awards

Break (10:15 a.m.)

Advisory Discussion
Strategic Plan Overview

Break for Lunch at Hawthorn Market & Cafe (11:30 a.m.)

Chair’s Report
Director’s Report
Financial Report
Membership Report
Historical Division Reports
Public Trust Report
Sites Report
Museum Report
Legislative Report
Iowa Historical Foundation Report
Reports from Our Partners

Comments for the Good of the Order

Adjournment (1 p.m.)


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

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