State Historical Society issues call for board nominations

For immediate release March 13, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) –The State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees has issued a call for nominations for members to serve on its 12-person board.

The governor appoints nine trustees, and every year the members of the Society elect one trustee for a three-year term. Nominations must be received in the Historical Society office or postmarked by March 22, 2008. The term begins July 1, 2008. Nominees must be members of the State Historical Society of Iowa, willing to attend six meetings per year and serve on various committees.

Nominations should be accompanied by a brief biography of the nominee – 250 words maximum. To submit a nomination or to receive more information, contact Deirdre Giesler at SHSI, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319; 515-281-5111; or


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 or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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