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Minnesota Local History News

Published: May 23, 2007

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

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Preservation Month Events

Book signing in St. Paul

Minnesota Landmarks and The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota will sponsor a reception and book signing with photographer Doug Ohman for the new book Cabins of Minnesota published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.  The program is scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Courtroom 430, Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, Saint Paul.

Red Wing Heritage Preservation awards

The Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission will hold its Annual Heritage Preservation Award of Merit Ceremony at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 5354 Tower View Drive, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.  The Heritage Preservation Commission will recognize the following projects and individuals for their contribution to preserving Red Wing’s heritage:  For more information, to contact Steve Kohn, or by calling 651-385-3622.  RSVPs are appreciated.

Discussions and Questions

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Job Announcements

Site Director, Old World Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Historical Solciety seeks applicants for Historic Site Director at Old World Wisconsin.

Positions at Ironworld

Ironworld Discovery Center in Chisholm as several job openings.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Statewide Historic Preservation workshop

The State Historic Preservation Office has scheduled a one-day workshop for Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the History Center in St. Paul. Register online and join historic preservation partners to learn about the latest research on cultural resources in the state and other current issues. You’ll also learn the latest about the new management plan for one of Minnesota’s most revered historic places, Pipestone National Monument.

Field Note

A scrim, or transparent exhibit panel, can provide a visually appealing entrance to an exhibition such as this one for the Beltrami County Historical Society's "Paddle, Ride, Fly" transportation exhibition.

Exhibition scrim