Historic Workshop 5/9/2017

Preserving, Enhancing, and Promoting

Northeast Iowa’s Historic Treasures

A Day of Historical Workshops

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

8:45am to 4pm

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa – Student Center Ballrooms

What Will The Workshops Be About?

Northeast Iowa is home to a trove of historic treasures.  Stewarding and sharing our history are vital to our tourism economies and vibrant local communities. Join us for a lively day of learning and conversations on topics that range from energizing our historic organizations, to funding opportunities, to practical tips and tools for preserving, managing, and restoring.  Learn about approaches for collections management, strategies for increasing organizational sustainability, harnessing tourism & economic development potential, funding opportunities, restoration projects, genealogy, finding & engaging volunteers and much more.  Presentations and panels from The Iowa Museum Association, Travel Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority, The Vesterheim Museum, Northeast Iowa RC&D, and more.  Join volunteers, staff and community preservation leaders from around the region to discuss new ideas and make new connections.  We’ll have time to talk and learn from each others’ experiences–come prepared to share your success stories and hear what is working for others in the field.


Workshop Presentations and Schedule:


Who Should Attend?

  • Historical Society and Preservation Commission Members
  • Historic Site Staff and Volunteers
  • History Buffs
  • Economic Development Directors
  • Tourism Directors
  • Owners of Historic Buildings and Homes
  • Local Leaders
  • Anyone interested in preserving, enhancing, and promoting historical resources!
  • This is a Regional Workshop!  Anyone from the region (IA, MN, WI, IL) is welcome to attend!


Registration is currently closed.

The registration fee includes all workshop materials, a light breakfast, a sandwich and salad buffet lunch, and a light afternoon snack.


A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available to Northeast Iowa’s history volunteers on a first come first served basis.  Please contact Northeast Iowa RC&D by calling 563-864-7112 or emailing eden@northeastiowarcd.org for more information.


Many thanks to our generous sponsors and partners!



Please Contact Us with any questions about the Historic Workshop.

Phone:  563-864-7112

Email:  eden@northeastiowarcd.org

We hope to see you there!