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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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