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Silos & Smokestacks Offers Workshop on Creating Storytelling Signs and Exhibits

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will be hosting the workshop, “Turning Stats & Stuff into Stories.” Taught by SSNHA staff, participants will learn fundamental concepts needed to create effective story telling signs and exhibits. The workshop will be held Thursday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waterloo Center for the Arts – Schoitz Room in Waterloo, Iowa

Participants will gain basic knowledge of how to create eye catching interpretive signs through proper copywriting, graphic design and editing techniques. Topics to be covered include how to properly use color/graphics, convert information into stories and determine what information is pertinent to peak interest in visitors. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of projects they are working on to share with other attendees.

“We are excited to be offering this interactive workshop, providing organizations with the tools needed to effectively engage Heritage Area visitors,” commented Don Short, SSNHA President.

The registration fee for Designated SSNHA Partner or Emerging Sites is $35 per person or $90 for three individuals from the same site. Fee for all other participants is $45 per person. Registration deadline is June 13. For more information or to register for this workshop, click here or call 319-234-4567.

SSNHA is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities—past and present.

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