The State Historical Society of Iowa is accepting nominations for its Excellence in Iowa History Awards program and for members to serve on its 12-person board of trustees.

The Excellence in Iowa History Awards program recognizes individuals, organizations and communities that made outstanding contributions to the study and practice of Iowa history during 2017, and outstanding publications, local history initiatives and significant, long-term achievement in Iowa history. Nominations are due Feb. 5, 2018.

More information about eligibility, criteria and submission directions can be found at www.iowaculture.gov.

To submit a nomination or got more information, contact Jessica Rundlett at State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319, 515-281-7471 or Jessica.Rundlett@iowa.gov. Nominations should be accompanied by a brief biography of the nominee, 250 words maximum, written in narrative form.

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