DES MOINES — Students from teacher Mrs. Braida’s fifth-grade class at Oskaloosa Elementary School toured the historic office of Secretary of State Paul Pate at the Iowa State Capitol Friday.
“We just wrapped up our unit on Iowa History, and we enjoyed the opportunity to see the great things we’ve learned about at school,” said Braida.
They were provided an informational tour of the office by Secretary Paul Pate’s staff, which included examining the original handwritten Iowa Constitution, exploring the Capitol’s three-story vault and learning about the rich architectural history of the Iowa Secretary of State’s Capitol Office.
“Iowa has one of the most impressive state capitols in the country,” said Secretary Pate. “It is a historical treasure all Iowans should visit.” The Secretary’s Capitol Office is open for public tours on weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., separate from or in conjunction with a State Capitol Tour. Visit http://www.sos.iowa.gov for more information.
Story provided by the Oskaloosa Herald