The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced $600,000 in grants for historic preservation projects in or near Creston, Decorah, Elkader, Keokuk and Muscatine. Iowa’s Rural Heritage Revitalization Grants will help rural communities preserve their history and foster economic development through the preservation of historic properties. The grants are funded by the U.S. Department of… Read more »
Congratulations HRDP Grant Awardees!
In June, the State Historical Society of Iowa awarded $538,000 in Historical Resource Development Program grants for projects to preserve museum collections and country schools, invest in communities through historic preservation, and promote Iowa history. Here are a few examples: The Taylor County Historical Society in Bedford received $50,000 to hire an architect, engineer and… Read more »
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 »