Preservation Month Events
Lakewood Cemetery Tour in Lake City
The Lake City Historical Society is sponsoring a cemetery tour at historic Lakewood Cemetery from 1-4 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007. Costumed enactors will portray historic figures such as Hannah Doughty and Oliver Francisco.
Discussions and Questions
Template Change (2 new messages) Navigability of the LHN seems really useful.
Alphabet Soups (New Discussion) Are so many professional development organizations useful?
Martin County Historical Society in Fairmont seeks a part time curator/clerk/receptionist, 21 to 28 hours per week. The position closes Wednesday May 16 (TODAY). For more information contact Lenny Tvedten.
PastPerfect and Microsoft Vista
PastPerfect tested its cataloging software with the new Microsoft Vista operating system. The results are that users will need PastPerfect version 4.0D1 or higher to work on Vista machines. Those using Virtual Exhibit will need version 4.005 or higher. Hardware requirments are updated on PastPerfect's website.
MALHM Survey Results
Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums has the preliminary results online of its survey about the Minnesota Historical Society's State Grants-in-Aid program. MALHM will still accept returns if you have not had a chance to reply.
NEH Planning Grant for Museums and Historical Organizations
These projects include interpretive exhibitions (both long-term at single site and traveling to multiple venues), the interpretation of historic sites and houses, and other complementary components, such as publications, public symposia, and digital products. Applications should explain how the exhibition will engage visitors in humanities questions and issues. If possible, proposals should include plans for obtaining early audience evaluations. Applications are September 5, 2007. More information.
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
Registration for the 5th Annual Conference of the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition on Monday June 11, 2007 is now open.
PastPerfect Training Classes at History Center
PastPerfect Museum Software's popular training classes return to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, on September 11-13, 2007. Classes tend to sell out quickly, so please register early for best selection. For more information or to register contact Amy Dunn.
Professional meetings increase awareness of issues facing historical organizations. Below participants at the March 23, 2007 Local History Services spring workshop in Becker examine building documents that enabled the Sherburne County Historical Society to construct its new history center.