DES MOINES, IOWA (February 28, 2024) March is Iowa History Month and the State Historical Society of Iowa is encouraging Iowans of all ages to learn more about Iowa’s past through programs, tours and other activities.

Every year, this statewide tradition offers new opportunities for Iowans to learn more about the people, places, and points of pride that have influenced their communities, state, country, and, in many cases, the entire world.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 2, 2023) After more than five years of renovations, the State Historical Building of Iowa, Museum and Research Center will fully reopen October 14 with a day-long schedule of programs and the unveiling of a brand-new museum exhibition.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 30, 2023) — Iowans will have an opportunity to bring a traveling exhibit from the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution to their communities next year.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 22, 2023) — Students from Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, and Nashua-Plainfield schools took top honors at the National History Day Contest last week at the University of Maryland.

Hadley Appel, Kailin Stiles-Pena, and Addison Woelfel of Bettendorf Middle School; Raegan Reicks of Harding Middle School in Cedar Rapids; and Caleb Sinnwell of Nashua-Plainfield Junior/Senior High School medaled in their respective categories.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 20, 2023) Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg joined the State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees last week to present the annual Excellence in Iowa History Awards during a ceremony at the Lakeview Community Center in Clear Lake.

The awards honor individuals, organizations and communities that make outstanding contributions to the field of Iowa history. The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 9, 2023) — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA) has announced that seventeen projects and individuals in ten Iowa communities received the state's highest historic preservation honors at the 2023 Preserve Iowa Summit.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 18, 2023) — The Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit is the premiere statewide conference for those engaged in arts education in Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 1, 2023) The Iowa Arts Council has selected five talented high-school seniors for this year’s Iowa Scholarship for the Arts.

This year’s recipients are Johnnie Each from Cedar Rapids, Jaiden Eisbrenner from Colfax, Annastacia Iverson from Webster City, Rhianna Koppes from Story City, and Nancy Nahra from North Liberty.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 27, 2023) — Sixty-two Iowa students took top honors in the National History Day in Iowa contest Monday, April 24, and advanced to compete in the national contest in June.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 10, 2023)  The Iowa Arts Council is encouraging all Iowans involved in building creative communities, including artists, filmmakers, and cultural organizations, to attend its grant information sessions this month.