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30 Years Telling America’s Stories and Making a Difference

The Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, the first National Heritage Area in the country, turns 30 on August 24. Thirty years ago, National Heritage Area designation was conceived… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Hosts Using Photos to Tell Your Story Workshop

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will be hosting a workshop, “Using Photography to Tell Your Story,” on Wednesday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 3… Read the full story »

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Photo Contest Capture’s the Heart of American Agriculture

Waterloo, IA – From day-to-day life on the farm to the complex and ever-changing agricultural industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America’s most compelling stories. To preserve and… Read the full story »

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Grants Available to Fund Agriculture Related Field Trips

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is providing teachers the opportunity to immerse their students in the world of agriculture through hands on experiences. SSNHA will… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Funds Projects Telling America’s Agricultural Story

Northeast Iowa–Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) has awarded $50,000 to 11 Heritage Area sites, communities and organizations. Projects funded through the General Grant Program are dedicated to telling… Read the full story »

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Discover Iowa’s Agricultural Heritage During Iowa Museum Week

Northeast Iowa – Discover Iowa’s agricultural heritage at more than 70 museums throughout Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage (SSNHA) Area during Iowa Museum Week, June 9-15, 2014. On April 14,… Read the full story »

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Free Webinar on Silos & Smokestacks’ General Grant Application

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will be hosting a free General Grant Application Webinar, on Tuesday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST…. Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Hires New Education Manager

Northeast Iowa — Laura Elfers joins Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) as the new Education & Interpretation Manager. Elfers will develop and implement education and interpretation strategies for… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Grants Available to Help Share America’s Agricultural Story

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is pleased to announce $50,000 is now available through the 2014 General Grant Program. Since the program began in 2001,… Read the full story »

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Vinton Railroad Depot Receives Heritage Area Designation

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is proud to recognize the Vinton Railroad Depot, as the most recent addition to the Heritage Area. Ranging from dairy… Read the full story »

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