For more information, contact:
Candy Welch Streed, Program and
A ceremony will
celebrate installation of the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage
Area gateway signs. Five
signs, including the one featured at this event, designate significant
travel gateways in Iowa.
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 24 federally
designated heritage areas in the nation and is an “Affiliated Area” of
the National Park Service. It
is the only region in the country
designated by the National Park Service as America’s Agricultural
Heritage Partnership. Through a network of sites, programs
and events, Silos & Smokestacks interprets farm life, agribusiness and
rural communities – past and present.
10 a.m., Friday, Oct.
Expected to attend are Governor Vilsack (speaker), Congressman
Leonard Boswell, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge, John Deere
Executive David Allbaugh, a representative of the National Park
Service-Midwest Region, and Iowa Department of Transportation Director
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale (Living History
Farms is a Silos & Smokestacks Partner Site)
From Interstate 80/35 in Polk County take
Exit 125 (Hickman Road/U.S. 6) and head east. The Living History Farms’
Visitor Center is just east of the Interstate, and adjacent to the Comfort
Suites and Sleep Inn hotels and the Machine Shed restaurant on the north
side of the road. Turn left at the stoplight outside of the hotels, go
past the restaurant entrance and follow the signs to the Living History
Farms Visitor Center and Iowa Welcome Center.