Driftless Center to host “Iowa’s Hidden Treasures” with Dan Kaercher May 16

The Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center have received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host “Iowa’s Hidden Treasures” by Dan Kaercher Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Driftless Center.  A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities. This will be a free program for all ages.

Kaercher is the retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living Magazine and host of “Iowa’s Simple Pleasures” and other travel-related programs aired on Iowa Public Television and other public television stations nationally. A native of Council Bluffs, he graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, majoring in journalism.

During his extensive, award-winning media career at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Kaercher served as a writer and editor for such publications as Better Homes and Gardens, WOOD magazine and BH&G Special Interest Publications. He spent 21 years as founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living Magazine, published by Meredith. The popular regional publication focuses primarily on travel, food, home and garden information for readers in the 12 Midwest states ranging from Nebraska to Ohio, Michigan to Kansas, with Iowa at the heart of it all.

Kaercher also hosted Midwest Living Radio Magazine, which aired on more than 100 stations in the region. He is the author of three books about the Midwest and Iowa: Best of the Midwest, Taste of the Midwest, and Parklands of the Midwest. Long a popular public speaker, Kaercher now spends his time primarily in Urbandale and Spirit Lake with his wife, Julie, their two children and two grandchildren.

The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is located at 1944 Columbus Road, Lansing. For more information on this program or any program hosted by the ACCB follow its social media presence, visit www.allamakeecountyconservation.org, or call 563-538-0401.

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