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SSNHA Holds Meetings to Announce New Partner Designation Process

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) has made significant
decisions since its 2008 Listening Tour. In November, SSNHA will be holding informational
meetings throughout the Heritage Area to give an update on activities and initiatives,
including the new SSNHA Partner Site designation process. Learn how future Partner Sites
will be designated and how this will affect already designated sites. Please join the SSNHA
staff and trustees/partners at one of the info sessions in your area:

Tues, Nov 10, West Branch
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
10:30 am

Tues, Nov 10, Peosta
Trappist Casket Visitor Center
3:30 pm

Thurs, Nov 12, Charles City
Floyd County Historical Society
10:30 am

Thurs, Nov 12, Iowa Falls
Calkins Nature Center
3:00 pm

No registration is necessary to attend; all are encouraged to participate. For more
information, please visit or contact the SSNHA office at

β€œThe success of the Heritage Area lies in the strength of its partners and communities; your
ideas and input were critical in determining the future direction of the Heritage Area,”
commented Don Short, SSNHA President.

SSNHA is one of 49 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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