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Iowa Dept of Cultural Affairs Survey

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs would like to hear from you. You are invited to respond to a brief survey about the Department and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, State Historical Society of Iowa and Produce Iowa, the State Office of Media Production. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes and your response… Read more »

Study: Historic Tax Credit program is an Economic Driver for Iowa

Preservation promotes prosperity in communities across Iowa, according to a recently released economic impact study commissioned by Smart Growth Development – an Iowa bi-partisan non-profit coalition which advocates for policies promoting smart growth practices and historic rehabilitation. Heritage Works, a Dubuque-based nonprofit organization, specializing as a comprehensive resource for those engaged in preservation and redevelopment… Read more »

2017 Country Schoolhouse Mini Grant

Once again Preservation Iowa will offer a mini grant to aid persons wishing to preserve/repair a country school building that would be open for public visitation.  Smaller grant requests for projects costing less than $500 have a greater chance of being funded.  The deadline for submitting an application for this grant award is Nov. 22, 2017…. Read more »

2018 PI Most Endangered Properties Call for Nominations

The Most Endangered Properties program started in 1995 to educate Iowans about the special buildings, sites, and structures that are slowly and gradually slipping away from us. Preservation Iowa designated nine properties as the 2017 Most Endangered Properties and some of these properties have been highlighted in other preservation publications since their designation. In the… Read more »

2017 Preserve Iowa Conference Earlybird Registration

Preserve Iowa Summit: Mining the Past Fort Dodge, Iowa June 8-10, 2017 Registration for the Preserve Iowa Summit in Fort Dodge is now open!  The website has information about the sessions planned, speakers’ biographies, hotels, and a place to register. Registration for our preservation partners, which includes current members of Preservation Iowa is only $55.  Register today as this rate is only good… Read more »

Preservation at its Best 2017 Call for Nominations

Each year, Preservation Iowa seeks to honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, we hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote historic resources. Project awards will be presented at the 2017 Preserve Iowa Summit, to be held in… Read more »

National Fund for Sacred Places 2017 Round

The National Fund for Sacred Places is a program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Fund is guided by an Advisory Committee, bringing together faith leaders, architects, and philanthropists from across the country to inform the grant-making process. The Fund provides Grants for the planning… Read more »

Call for Session Presenters – Preserve Iowa Summit 2017

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs/State Historic Preservation Office and the Fort Dodge Historic Preservation Commission will present the fifth annual Preserve Iowa Summit June 8-10, 2017 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Preserve Iowa Summit is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa. General sessions, concurrent breakout sessions… Read more »

Mini Grant Applications Due Nov 18

Preservation Iowa is proud to honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, we hope to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote historic resources. We are delighted at this time to engage with interested parties in applying for the first round of the… Read more »

2017 Most Endangered Properties Nominations Open

  Nomination Guidelines To submit a nomination to the Most Endangered Properties Program, please e-mail completed Nomination Forms in Word, images, letters of support, etc. to Please use “Most Endangered Properties Nomination” in the e-mail subject line. For larger image files, we recommend sending them to the Preservation Iowa Drop Box account. Questions may be directed to Leigh… Read more »