Discussions and Questions
150 Years to Forget (new post) A three-part article last week on MinnPost suggested a list of 150 things journalists would just as soon forget. What value might there be in commemorating difficult stories?
Life Memberships (1 new message) Tamara Edevold details how Clearwater County Historical Society altered its life membership policy.
AVAILABLE: Free exhibit case to any nonprofit historical organization:
"h" shaped, very sturdy, laminate veneer, 168 1/8" wide x 83 3/4" high x 27 1/2" deep at its largest points. Must be picked up from the Scott County Historical Society. Contact Theresa Norman,
Heritage Preservation seeks a Program Assistant to assist the Director in the administration of
the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). Apply by July 31, 2008, or contact Kate Marks for more information.
Field Services Manager
Georgia Trust seeks a Field Services Manager, starting no later than August 31, 2008. Salary
commensurate with experience. Submit letter of interest, resume, and
three references with contact information in PDF. Applications close
July 25, 2008 at 5 p.m.
Director of Exhibits
Mississippi Department of Library and Archives seeks Director of Exhibits. Starting monthly salary is $2,999.46 plus benefits. Applications are due July 16, 2008.
Wasioja Civil War Days Shivaree
Join the Dodge County Historical Society on Friday August 22, 2008 in Mantorville on the lawn of the Restoration House,
Tickets are $15.00 pre-sale and $20.00 at the door.
Bring your noisemakers! Period dress encouraged.
Before Minneapolis: The Land, Native People
Come to the Minneapolis Central Library on July 22, 2008, at 6 p.m. to learn about the pre-Minneapolis landscape and lives of the native people.
MN150 in Lac qui Parle
The sesquicentennial celebration for Lac qui Parle County will be Saturday July 19, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. Contact Janet Liebl or Pam Lehmann.
Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Historical Society at the Depot in Duluth for a free appraisal on Wednesday July 16, 2008, 12-3 p.m. in the rotunda.
New exhibit in Cokato
Cokato Museum announces the opening on July 10, 2008 of "You May Be Seated," highlighting the many houses of worship that have served the people of the Cokato area. The exhibit runs though October 31, 2008.
Free accreditation resource
To request one or more copies of "Small Museums and Accreditation
II" from the American Association of Museums, email your name and mailing address. The
CD runs on a PC and requires Windows, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and an
Check out National History Education Clearinghouse, a new web resource funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Sartell Historical Society marked its first anniversary.
Charles Fisk has compiled a year-by-year account of weather in Minnesota.
Ethics for organizations
GuideStar offers five ways to promote ethics in organizations.
GuideStar suggests six things that board members can do to help raise money without having to make a direct ask.
"Postcard History Series: Rochester, Minnesota" by Alan Calavano is now available. Alan is also willing to offer insight on how to work with Arcadia Publishing for other historical organizations.
Dakota County Historical Society is sponsoring an art competition based on the designs of the Hastings Needlework Company. This site has 24 of the original patterns.
The MHS Reference Library recently began publishing Library & Archives News twice a month. Check out the first issue.
Go to the e-newsletter subscription page to sign up.
Guidelines for 2009 Organizational Partnership Grants from Explore Minnesota are now available. The program assists communities in attracting travelers to Minnesota. Grant requests will be accepted for projects occurring January 1 - December 31, 2009.
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
Free Disaster Webinar
Iron Mountain Incorporated presents "Keeping Information Safe from Natural Disasters" on Tuesday July 15, 2008, 2-3 p.m. EDT Contact Kristen Georgian, 617-520-7042.
Global Local History
Institute of Historical Research of London, UK, will host a symposium to discuss the nature of local history at a global level on July 7-8, 2009. Contact Professor John Beckett.
Connecting people with the environment is one role that local history museums perform very well. Sherburne County Historical Society recently completed an award-winning outdoor exhibit to further the connection for its users.