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Minnesota Local History News

Published: April 23, 2008

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

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Whose House Was This? Workshop  

Learn to use maps, city directories, photographs, manuscript collections, architectural periodicals, and State Archives records to discover the history of your house at the Minnesota Historical Society Library. Tuesday May 6, 2008, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Class size is limited to 30 and registration is required; register online.

Lecture in Glenwood

Joe Horsecapture will speak at the Pope County Museum in Glenwood, on Saturday, May 10, 2008, 1 p.m. on a topic related to the Cleora Helbing Collection of Native American Arts & Crafts.  Miss Helbing was supervisor of Federal Indian Schools across the United States from 1931 - 1955. Contact Merlin Peterson, 320-634-3293.

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards & Luncheon

Join the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and sponsors at International Market Square on Thursday, May 22, 2008, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for its annual awards and luncheon program. Tickets available.

Discussions and Questions

Finding Taxes (2 new messages) Should this discussion be tied to the discussion on brand value for nonprofits? If brand is valued even when nonprofits are not for sale, is that why the IRS is looking to expand tax income from nonprofits?

Job Announcements

Collections Survey Assistant

The Indiana Historical Society seeks candidates for the temporary, part-time position of Collections Survey Assistant in its Local History Services department. Open until filled, starts in May.

Advisory Committee Member

The St. Louis County Historical Society’s program, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, is searching for an advisory committee member, preferably a veteran or of close relation to a veteran of the U.S. military service. Applications are available from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Local Events

Lundie tour in Schroeder

The Schroeder Area Historical Society sponsors its fifth annual tour of selected residences designed by the famous architect Edwin Lundie, and other historical properties along the North Shore, July 19, 2008. For more information and reservations call The Cross River Heritage Center, 7932 West Hwy 61, Schroeder, MN. 55613, 218-663-7706.

Mother's Day fashion in Owatonna

Steele County Historical Society invites you to attend "Hats Off to Moms" Fashion Show, Saturday, May 3, 2008, 11 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Nazareth Hall located at 512 South Elm Ave., Owatonna. Contact: Laura Resler, 507-451-1420.

Open House in Owatonna

Steele County Historical Society hosts an Open House on Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4-8 p.m.  See a specially created display celebrating the Minnesota Sesquicentennial in the Dunnell House and artifacts throughout the Village. Contact: Laura Resler, 507-451-1420.

Archaeology Week in Bemidji

Beltrami County Historical Society presents "Changing Perspectives on the Pre-History of the Headwaters Region," by Colleen Wells, May 9, 2008. Noon to 1 p.m. All presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, call 218-444-3376.

Antique program in Bemidji

Beltrami County Historical Society will host the Eggers' Antique Roadshow May 24, 2008, from 1-3 p.m. Stop by with collectibles to be appraised for $6 per item and enjoy refreshments, a raffle drawing, fun and stories. For more information, call 218-444-3376.


New issue of tourism newsletter

The Spring 2008 edition of Cultural Heritage Tourism News is now available for viewing on the Cultural Heritage Tourism website. This issue features the article, "Research Yields Important Information on Visits to History Museums and Historic Sites" by Susie Wilkening.

Helen M. White

The local history community mourns the loss of Helen McCann White, 91.

Minnesota Budget Blog

With the 2008 Legislative Session in full swing, the Minnesota Budget Project has been using a blog as a new way of getting the most important information to you in the timeliest way. Because we want you to know...what we know...when we know it.

Grant Deadlines

Winter Partnership Grant

The Winter Activity Partnership grant applications are due May 1, 2008. The objective of the winter activity grants is to provide marketing dollars for programs which highlight winter activities - both indoor and outdoor. Grant applications will be accepted for projects occurring October 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009. Contact your Regional Manager or Gayle Junnila, 651-296-5205.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Spring Workshops

The third of the workshop series will take place in Montevideo on Friday. There are two remaining venues. Register for the annual spring workshops online. Registrations are only $30.

  • May 9: Grand Marais
  • May 19: Warren

Disaster Response: The Critical First 48 Hours

Presented by Midwest Art Conservation Center and sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Museums on Friday May 2, 2008, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The American Swedish Institute.

Field Note

Learn how to apply for a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society by attending the Local History Workshops. At the workshops, Melinda Hutchinson leads participants through actual grants to show successful strategies.

Participant examines an actual grant