State Historical Building closed Saturday and Sunday
Scheduled to reopen Monday at 9 a.m.

For immediate release June 13, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) –The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announced today that the State Historical Building will be closed Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15, 2008 in response to Governor Chet Culver’s request to comply with the City of Des Moines’ emergency plan.

DCA staff is communicating with local and other state officials, and is monitoring the flooding situation in Des Moines carefully. The State Historical Building will be monitored for potential storm sewer back up or power outages 24-hours-a-day through Monday or until the threat of flooding subsides.

The Historical Building is at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines’ Historic East Village. DCA expects to resume regular business hours Monday, June 16, 2008. Hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit for more information.


The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at

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