'It Takes an Iowan' exhibit coming to UNI Museum Marshall Center School

September 15, 2016

Melinda Beland, library assistant, Rod Library, 319-273-2802, melinda.beland@uni.edu

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, blake.ruane@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The "It Takes An Iowan" traveling exhibit, created by Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA). is being held now through Oct. 8 at the UNI Museum Marshall Center School. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

The "It Takes An Iowan" exhibit brings to light Iowans as leaders in the ongoing endeavor of providing food for the growing nation and the world. Iowans are not only leaders in the advancement of agriculture but also in education, technology and research. Visitors are encouraged to explore how they can make a difference.

"I am excited this exhibit, educating all Iowans on the many roles we have played an continue to play in feeding the world, will be on display," said Cara Miller, president of Silos & Smokestacks. "I hope my fellow Iowans will take advantage of the opportunity the exhibit provides to share how they will make a difference in helping to feed a growing population."

SSNHA is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation and is an affiliated area of the National Park Service. The heritage area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Through a network of sites, programs and events, SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities, past and present. For more information on SSNHA, visit www.SilosandSmokestacks.org.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Melinda Beland, library assistant at the Rod Library, at 319-273-2802 or melinda.beland@uni.edu, or visit www.ItTakesAnIowan.com.