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Minnesota Local History News

Published: March 14, 2007

A weekly publication by the Minnesota Historical Society for professional local historians and historical organizations.

Discussions and Questions

Putting Publications Online (6 new messages) Copyright issues aside, would having back issues of the magazine on line please researchers and readers? How detailed should an index to these publications be?

Working With College Students (2 new messages) Local history museums seem to be the ideal place for history students to apply the sound principles of a historian. Can any of you share specific examples of this?

Job Announcements

Site Manager

Washington County Historical Society seeks part-time historic site manager for the Hay Lake School and Johannes Erickson House in Scandia. The application deadline is April 6, 2007. For more information contact Kirsta Benson, 651-439-5956. To apply send a cover letter, resume and a list of references.

Curator of Collections

Boulder History Museum in Boulder, Colorado seeks full time curator of collections and will pay a monthly salary of $2,917 - $3,250 plus benefits. For more information or to apply, contact Nancy Geyer, 303-449-3464, Ext. 11. Open Until Filled.


LaCrescent Area Historical Society

"La Crescent Area Historical Society needs staff for new building" appeared in the March 12, 2007 edition of the Winona Daily News.

Winona County Historical Society

"Snow pushes bricks off Winona County Historical Society roof" appeared in the March 11, 2007 edition of the Winona Daily News.

Rescue Public Murals

Heritage Preservation announced their effort to raise awareness of historic public murals in the United States. Find out how you can participate.

New Staff at Scott County Historical Society

Scott County Historical Society in Shakopee announces the appointments of Andy Timmer as program manager and Courtney Wyant as curator.

Grant Deadlines

National Trust Minnesota Scholarships

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota announces the availability of 100 scholarship grants to Minnesotans wishing to attend the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2007 meeting in St. Paul. Please contact Kelli Andre, 651-293-9047. Applications must be received in the Alliance office by June 1, 2007.

National Trust Diversity Scholarships

Applications for the 2007 Diversity Scholarship are now available online. The application postmark deadline is June 1. For more information call Free Harris at 202-588-6027.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Registration Deadline This Friday

The 2007 MHS Spring Workshop at the Sherburne County Historical Society in Becker, Minnesota has a registration deadline of Friday March 16. The next workshop will be in Worthington on April 13.

Interpretation Workshop in Dickinson, North Dakota

Heartland Region of the National Association for Interpretation will hold its training workshop in Dickinson, North Dakota April 11-14, 2007.

Creating Successful Interpretive Plans

American Association for State and Local History’s interpretive planning workshop for historic sites is scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Oak Park, Illinois.

Field Note

Do you need to address museum lighting? Take a look at the recent Tech Talks by Bob Herskovitz and Rich Rummel on Using Light for Visual Impact and Controlling Light Exposure. Below, the Waseca County Historical Society uses track lighting for both visual impact and control of light exposure.

Patrons at the Waseca County Historical Society view an exhibit highlighted by proper museum tracklighting technique.

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