Tag: historic preservation

Section 4.3: Glossary of Preservation Terms

Find Your Preservation Story – Glossary of Preservation Terms If you’re new to preservation, the lingo can be quite confusing. Here’s a helpful breakdown of preservation terminology from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Designation—Act of identifying historic structures and districts subject to regulation in historic preservation ordinances or other preservation laws.  Please note that… Read more »

Section 4.2 – Glossary of Architecture Terms

Find your Preservation Story – Glossary Guide to Architectural Interiors and Exteriors Definitions compliments of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s Prairie Voices Curriculum Acanthus: A common plant of the Mediterranean, whose leaves, stylized, form the characteristic decoration of capitals of Corinthian and Composite orders. In scroll form it appears on friezes, panels, etc. Anthemion: A… Read more »

Section 3: 101 Ideas for Preservation Education

Finding Your Preservation Story – Engaging Ideas Incorporate these ideas into your classroom, home, and daily life to encourage a lifelong love of historic preservation. Visit a local archive or history center by scheduling a class field trip. Ask librarians the best way to get started with research and ask them to share their favorite… Read more »

Teaching Historic Preservation at Iowa State University

By Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock Preservation Iowa Board Member & Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the College of Design, Iowa State University Historic preservation education has a long history at Iowa State University, perhaps longer than many people realize.  Preservation classes have been offered here intermittently for three decades.  Most of these were taught… Read more »

Thank you, Preserve Iowa Summit Exhibitors!

Thank you to the Exhibitors at the 2016 Preserve Iowa Summit in Davenport, Iowa! The Exhibit Hall will be available to Summit attendees on Friday, Sept. 16th from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Below is a list of Exhibitors with a brief description of their products and services as well as contacts and websites for… Read more »

CLG Grant Awards

News from the Department of Cultural Affairs: Almost $100,000 in grants were awarded to historic preservation projects across the state in January.  Grantees include physical preservation projects and preservation-oriented events. One of the projects is the upcoming Preserve Iowa Summit. Read more from the Dallas County News at http://adelnews.com/news/dca-awards-nearly-100000-grants-local-historic-preservation-projects-and-programs.html

Preservation Stars of Madison County

State Architectural Historian (and Preservation Iowa advisor) Paula Mohr has written an article as part of a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Madison County, and the town of Winterset its county seat, are well-known as the birthplace of legendary film star John Wayne and as the bucolic setting for… Read more »