1. The state historical society board of trustees shall:
a. Recommend to the state historical society a comprehensive, coordinated, and efficient
policy to preserve, research, interpret, and promote to the public an awareness and
understanding of local, state, and regional history.
b. Make recommendations to the division administrator on historically related matters.
c. Review and recommend to the director or the director's designee policy decisions
regarding the division.
d. Recommend to the state historic preservation officer for approval the state preservation
e. Perform other functions prescribed by law to further historically related matters
in the state.
2. The department shall:
a. Have authority to acquire by fee simple title historic properties by gift, purchase,
devise, or bequest; preserve, restore, transfer, and administer historic properties;
and charge reasonable admission to historic properties.
b. Maintain research centers in Des Moines and Iowa City.
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