SHSI seeks Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee members

Civil War committee application formAmerican Civil War Sesquicentennial
Advisory Committee Membership Application

For immediate release September 10, 2008

 

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

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa is taking applications from Iowans interested in serving on the Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Committee.

Interested Iowans may request an application by writing to Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319; visiting www.iowahistory.org; emailing to bill.johnson@iowa.gov; or by faxing to 515-282-0502. Applications must be received by Oct. 30, 2008.

Committee members will assist SHSI as it plans, coordinates, and implements activities and programs relating to the commemoration of Iowa’s involvement in the American Civil War. Selected members will represent diverse interests and backgrounds to ensure the widest representation of Civil War interests.

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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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