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Preservation Training

Each year, the State Historic Preservation Office offers a minimum of four preservation-related workshops throughout the state. Each workshop typically includes a full day on either the National Register of Historic Places or the State Historic Tax Credit program and a second day with topics of interest locally. When the workshop schedule allows, one-on-one meetings can also be scheduled with SHPO staff to discuss specific historic properties.

Popular workshop topics include:

  • How to Research Historic Properties
  • Iowa Site Inventory
  • Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines
  • Section 106: Local Project Review
  • Certified Local Government training
  • American Indians in Iowa
  • A Fishy Story in Iowa
  • Underground Railroad Research in Iowa

Workshops are hosted by local organizations in each region. Workshop locations for the following calendar year are determined in the late fall/early winter. If your organization is interested in hosting a workshop in 2013 or beyond, you may request a workshop planning packet by contacting the program manager.

Kathy Gourley
Historic Preservation Education & Outreach Coordinator
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0290
(515) 281-3989

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