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Orientation for New Society Staff and Volunteers

  • Learn about the Minnesota Historical Society, founded in 1849, nine years before Minnesota became a state.
  • Hear from division and department heads about their award-winning programs and initiatives.
  • See historic objects which range from Victorian braided hair jewelry, stunning quilts and Indian beadwork.
  • Find out how conservators repair damaged paper, textile and three-dimensional objects.

"The tour gave me a better sense of the breadth and depth of the Society's mission, collections, resources and staff. I felt part of the whole Society instead of a single small section." -- A previous attendee

2014 Orientation Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:45am to Noon
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8:45am to Noon
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 to 8:30 pm (evening tour)
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:45am to Noon

All orientations are held in the Fraternal Congress Classroom at the History Center. If you have questions, contact Michelle Jorges in Human Resources/Volunteer Services at 651-259-3190 or michelle.jorges@mnhs.org.
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