Tag: State Historical Society

Passing of a fellow Preservationist

Douglas William Jones, archaeologist for the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI), died unexpectedly of natural causes on November 10th at his home in Mitchellville.  Doug was born September 15, 1966 in Iowa City to John Wesley (Jack) (now deceased) and Caroline Hartwig Jones.  Two years later, his sister Ellen completed the family.  When Doug… Read more »

State Historical Building Rehabilitation Report

The State of Iowa has released a report on proposed renovation of the State Historical Building in Des Moines.  Prepared by Neumann Monson Architects, the report proposes demolishing half of the existing building and completely renovating the remaining structure in order to “right size” the facility for long term sustainability.  Download the REPORT by clicking on the… Read more »