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Tell Us What You Think: Listening Tour

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) has
important decisions to make, and your input is needed in the following areas:

Things we need to know
Heritage Area visitor center
Heritage Area boundary
Partner site designation process
Technical assistance/awareness

The success of the Heritage Area lies in the strength of its partners and
communities; your ideas and input are critical in determining the direction of the
Heritage Area. Please join the SSNHA Staff, Trustees and Partnership Panel at one
of the facilitated sessions on the Listening Tour. We want and need to hear what you
think is best for the Heritage Area in preserving and telling our story of American

Tues. May 6, Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Carnegie Auditorium, 9:30-11:30 am

Tues. May 6, Waterloo
Waterloo Center for the Arts
Town Hall Room, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wed. May 7, Ames
Reiman Gardens
Hunziker House, 3-5 pm

Mon. May 12, Dubuque
Mines of Spain
E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center, 1-3 pm

Tues. May 13, Decorah
Vesterheim Norwegian – American Museum
Gathering room (across street), 1-3 pm

No registration is necessary to attend; all are encouraged to participate.

“Engaging in a grassroots discussion will strengthen the goals and actions of
the Heritage Area toward a more sustainable future,” commented Don Short, SSNHA
President. “It is critical that we continue bring the voices of our partners into the fabric
of the Heritage Area’s work.”

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 37 federally designated
heritage areas in the nation and is an 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. To learn more about Silos & Smokestacks National
Heritage Area, please visit

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