Preservation Month Events
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.