Discussions and Questions
Use Fees for Merchandise (1 new message) How important is it to receive a percentage versus a flat rate for the use of your intellectual property?
Technology Support (New Discussion) How is technology maintained at your organization? Is there a volunteer that keeps your computers running, or do you have a company with whom you contract?
Steele County Historical Society event
Make the Steele County Historical Society’s 21st Annual Extravaganza your destination Sunday, July 8th for a family fun day. More information.
Washington County Historical Society Visioning
Washington County Historical Society seeks public input about the direction of the Society and its vision for the future, and assistance in determining an action plan to help the Society further its mission of "preserving, collecting and disseminating" the history of Washington County and the state of Minnesota. Contact Brent Peterson for details or to offer suggestions.
Six Layer Surprise: 1856 Sofa
The Minnesota Historical Society recently reupholstered a public use collection sofa. Follow the discovery of all six layers and what each means.
Self-guided River Tour
Clay County Historical Society offers a new self-guided tour of the Red River near Moorhead.
Rule the Web
Mary Warner at the Morrison County Historical Society
suggests visiting Rule the Web, which discusses the latest in web applications, many of which could be used by museum professionals. Current offerings include a free 186-page guide to podcasting.
The Wedge Natural Foods Cooperative in Minneapolis is soliciting grant applications from organizations that work for sustainable development through environmental, natural health, natural food, or cooperative related activities. Maximum award is $10,000. Applications are due Friday July 13, 2007. Contact Fred Grieco and visit the website for more information.
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
Midwest Open Air Museums Fall Conference
The fall conference of MOMCC will be at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, November 8-10, 2007. Save the date and plan on attending one of the premier conferences dedicated to interpretation and small history organizations in the Midwest. Don't miss this opportunity.
Disaster planning not only informs decisions when disaster strikes, but can potentially prevent loss in some kinds of disasters. Below is a photograph of a building on the National Register of Historic Places being protected by sprinklers during the recent Ham Lake Fire along the Gunflint Trail. Courtesy of Lee Johnson, Superior National Forest.