The Iowa State Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with the City of Cherokee's Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a two day workshop on Thursday and Friday at the Cherokee Sanford Museum.
The workshop will include an introduction to variety of historic preservation programs on day one and an in-depth look at the National Register of Historic Places on day two.
Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission member Jim Adamson stated, "This is a opportunity for local citizens to learn how to asses their own property and to do this right here in Cherokee and they don't have to travel."
"The workshop will be teaching about the National Register and how communities can get involved," added Adamson.
He also added, "The Sanford Museum is a wonderful resource for the community and Linda Burkhardt and her staff have been wonderful in letting us use the Museum."
"Its a great location, you can be at the workshop, walk anywhere downtown for lunch and we can showcase Cherokee's Historic District along Main Street.
Adamson said that there will be many other communities representatives from around Northwest Iowa coming to the workshop and there will be refreshment provided by Brake Time. Participants are welcome to attend one or both days.
The Thursday workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and will include topics on Historic Preservation Programs, Certified Local Government Program, Iowa Site Inventory, Historic Preservation Planning, Working to Protect Historic Resources, Care and Feeding of Your Historic Property, Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation and a Question and Answers form.
The Friday workshop will also begin at 9 a.m. and will include National Register Video, National Register Packets, Researching a Historic Property, How to Complete the Nomination Form along with Additional Information and Technical Materials.
To register for the workshop contact Kathy Gourley at SHPO, 515-281-3989.
For other questions, contact Jim Adamson in Cherokee at 712-229-9502.