State Historical Society of Iowa Accepting Award and Board nominations

    DES MOINES – The State Historical Society of Iowa is accepting nominations for its Excellence in Iowa History Awards program and for members to serve on its 12-person board of trustees.

    Iowa History Awards

    The Excellence in Iowa History Awards program recognizes individuals, organizations and communities that made outstanding contributions to the study and practice of Iowa history during 2017, and outstanding publications, local history initiatives and significant, long-term achievement in Iowa history. Nominations are due Feb. 5, 2018. Learn more about eligibility, criteria and submissions.

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    State Historical Society of Iowa Board Nominations

    In addition, the State Historical Society of Iowa is accepting nominations for members to serve on its board of trustees. Nominations can be submitted by any person, but nominees must be members of the State Historical Society of Iowa willing to attend four meetings per year and serve on various committees.

    To submit a nomination send a brief biography of the nominee – 250 words maximum, written in narrative form to:

    State Historical Society of Iowa
    Attn: Board Election
    600 E. Locust St.
    Des Moines, Iowa, 50319
    iowa.history@iowa.gov.

    Nominations must be received in the State Historical Society of Iowa office or postmarked by March 1, 2018. Nominees will be slated on a ballot, and the State Historical Society membership will elect one board of trustees member in spring 2018 to serve a three year term that begins July 1, 2018.

    Iowans and others interested in becoming a member can download a membership form at iowaculture.gov and send it to: State Historical Society of Iowa, Memberships, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. 

    Members not only have an opportunity to vote on board of trustee nominations, they also help the State Historical Society of Iowa preserve and provide access to Iowa history through its museum, libraries, archives, publications, historic sites and numerous programs and activities. The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

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    The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa - State Office of Media Production and the State Historical Society of Iowa – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowa to be recognized as a state that fosters creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations. 

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