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Vote for Your Favorite Heritage Area Site

Northeast Iowa – Each year, SSNHA celebrates the best in heritage development by
presenting Golden Silo Awards to individuals and organizations whose contributions
demonstrate outstanding excellence in preserving and telling stories of American agriculture.
For the second year in a row, SSNHA will let the public chose who they think should be
named Site of the Year.

Voting will be open online at from March 8-14, with the winner
announced during the annual Golden Silo Awards ceremony on April 7 in Waterloo. This
year’s “People’s Choice” Site of the Year nominees are:

Cedar Valley Arboretum, Waterloo

Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence

Jenison, Meacham Memorial Art Museum & Farm, Belmond

Grout Museum/Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, Waterloo

UNI Museums, Cedar Falls

Wapsipinicon Mill Museum, Independence

Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area 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.

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