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Minnesota Local History News

Published: May 2, 2007

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

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Preservation Month Events

Rochester Event

Come to Rochester City Hall on Monday May 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. for a program with Bonnie McDonald, executive director of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and Dave Petersen, chair of the Rochester Heritage Preservation Committee. For more information, contact Alan Calavano.

Discussions and Questions

Local History Reads (3 new messages) In addition to practical books about how nonprofits work best, local historians also read for content.

PastPerfect Scatter/Gather (New Discussion) Nicole Elzenga would like to know how well this option from PastPerfect works for those that are using it.

Job Announcements

Museum Preparator - (Exhibit Specialist)

State Historical Society of North Dakota reposted this position on April 26. See website for details. Applications are due by June 1, 2007.

Local Events

Cemetery Tour in Shakopee

Local genealogist Betty Dols tells the stories of pioneers, the first mayor of Shakopee, and grave robbers on a walk through Valley cemetery on May 31, 2007, at 12 noon at Valley Cemetery, 1700 block - East 4th Avenue, Shakopee. Contact Kathy Klehr, 952-445-0378 for more details.

Here to Hudson Bay

In May 2005, Scott Miller and Todd Foster retraced Eric Sevareid's 1930 trip from St. Cloud to Hudson Bay. Hear Todd and Scott share their story at the Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter at 2 p.m. on May 6, 2007. Contact Ben Leonard for more details.

Anoka County Sesquicentennial

May 15-20, 2007 will be the formal marking of Anoka County's 150th birthday. See the schedule of events.

Nurses in the Military Exhibit Opening at HCMC History Museum

In honor of Nurses' Week, the HCMC History Museum is happy to announce an open house on Tuesday, May 8, from 9-4. Come see the new exhibit on nurses in the military and tour the museum. The museum is located on the lower level of HCMC's Blue Building, on 8th Street between 10th and Chicago Avenues in downtown Minneapolis; directions. For further information contact Suzanne Fischer.

News

New Template for LHN

As you've noticed, there is a new template for Local History News. Take moment and comment on it for the Blog. The staff who created the update are always appreciative of suggestions to make LHN more useful to users.

Tax Credit Editorial

"Tax credits would put old buildings to use" appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on April 28, 2007.

Artifact Trunk Online

Try out the "What’s in My Footlocker?" on the MHS website. Suzi Hunn would like to hear your thoughts about it.

Lighthouse Available

Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Inner Light Tower in Duluth, Minnesota, is offered to eligible entities defined as federal agencies, state and local agencies, non-profit corporations, educational agencies, or community development organizations, for education, park, recreation, cultural, or historic preservation purposes. For more information, contact Arthur T. Ullenberg, U.S. General Services Administration, Property Disposal Division, 230 South Dearborn Street, Rm 3774, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

American Indian Online Resources

The Minneapolis Public Library has a lengthy list of online resources regarding American Indian culture, history, and links to tribal governments.

Free online planning and evaluation

Shaping Outcomes, an online course on outcomes-based planning and evaluation, will be available free to museum and library professionals this summer and fall. See website for more information or contact project director Dr. Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, 317-274-1406.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Seminar in Historical Administration

SHA provides an intensive, residential leadership training experience for history professionals specifically targeted to those who are in a position of administrative responsibility or are preparing for such a position. Applications are due June 1, 2007. Contact Bob Beatty, 615-320-3203.

Mountain-Plains Museum Association

Mountain Plains Museum Association annual conference will be in Fargo-Moorhead, September 10-14, 2007.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Check out the website for NTHP conference and participate in the NTHP conference Twin Cities blog.

Field Note

There were 170 local history and museum professionals who gathered at the St. Peter Community Center on Friday April 27, 2007. This is the largest attendance for either a Local History Services workshop or a Minnesota Association of Museums conference. There's still time to sign up for remaining Local History Services regional workshops in May.

Participants enjoying learning about museum work.