Workshop Materials

PRESERVING, PROMOTING, & ENHANCING NORTHEAST IOWA’S HISTORIC TREASURES

On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, over 90 historic leaders, experts, and volunteers from Northeast Iowa and Iowa gathered to discuss new ideas and make new connections.  They shared their experiences and learned from one another’s success stories.  Presentations covered topics ranging from collections management, harnessing tourism and economic development potential, preservation and restoration of artifacts and buildings, funding opportunities, photography, to finding and engaging volunteers.  At the end of the day, everyone left with new ideas and renewed energy to take home to their organizations and projects.

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WORKSHOP RESOURCES

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PRESERVE

The Historic Park Inn Hotel: Restoration, Rehabilitation, and its Impact on Mason City – Scott Borcherding

Presentation

Bergland + Cram Website

 

Mission, Vision, and Governance – The Iowa Museum Association

Presentation

Handouts:  Readiness Issues Questions to ConsiderStrategic Plan SampleBylaws SampleEmergency River Level Plan SampleCollections Management Policy SampleEmergency Response Manual SampleCode of Ethics Sample

IMA Website

 

Preservation Success in Rural Iowa: Your Projects are Achievable! – Scott Borcherding

Presentation

Bergland + Cram Website

 

Preservation and Care of Textiles – Laurann Gilbertson

Presentation

Handouts:  How to Preserve Special Textiles

Vesterheim Museum Website

 

Restoration and Preservation of Historic Windows – David Wadsworth

Wadsworth Construction Website

PROMOTE

Social Media 101 – Charlene Selbee and Spiff Slifka

Handouts:  Trina Traveler and Joe Tourist, Living in the Middle of Everywhere MapSocial Media Unique Monthly VisitorsBlogging Training Facebook EventBlogging Training Info

 

Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Iowa – Dan Hansen

Presentation

Dan’s Business Card

IEDA Website

 

Leveraging Travel Iowa’s Marketing Resources – Amy Ziegler

Presentation – Info on How to Add a Listing or Event to Travel Iowa

Handouts:  Travel Iowa Web PartnershipsNational Travel and Tourism Week

Travel Iowa Website 

 

Photographing Historic Sites – Jessica Rilling

 

Reinvigorating Your Historical Organization – Lora Friest

<40 Historical Survey 

Historic Organization Survey 

The Survey project is ongoing at this time.  Results will be shared by Northeast Iowa RC&D at the completion of the project. 

Northeast Iowa RC&D Website 

ENHANCE

Collections Care: The Basics of Managing and Caring for Your Collections – Jennifer Kovarik

Presentation

Handouts:  Accession Journal SampleCollections Management Policy SampleCollections Management Policy Table of Contents SampleDeaccession Form SampleDeed of Gift SampleDonations to the Collection Info Sheet SampleLoan Agreement SampleTemporary Custody Receipt, Vesterheim Sample, Terms of Loan Agreement, Breastplate Sample Entry

 

Funding Panel: Travel Iowa – Nicole Shalla

Travel Iowa Grants Webpage

 

Funding Panel: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs – Kristen Vander Molen

HRDP and CLG Presentation 

HRDP Grant Information

CLG Program Information

IDCA Grants Webpage

 

Funding Panel: Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa – Dotti Thompson

Presentation

CFNEIA Website 

 

Funding Panel: Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque – MJ Smith

Presentation

CF of Greater Dubuque Website 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Imagine Northeast Iowa Blogging Training

May 24th in Gunder, IA — Free!

 

Preserve Iowa Summit 

June 8-10th in Fort Dodge, IA

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

      

QUESTIONS

Please Contact Us with any questions about the Historic Workshop.

Phone:  563-864-7112

Email:  eden@northeastiowarcd.org