Discussions and Questions
Tried and True at the Museum Store (0 messages) Which vendors or products work for you?
Equity and Decisions for Legacy Fund (2 new messages) Should some funds be set aside in a community fund to generate money for projects after 2034?
Redeployment (1 new message) Museums will still collect objects in the future, or will they? What is your opinion?
Reminder of history education survey
Let your colleagues know how you teach local history.
Summer internship in St. Paul
TRACES Center for History and Culture in Saint Paul MN seeks summer interns in any one of five identified project areas. Applications due May 30, 2009 or earlier. Contact Armita, 651-646-0400.
Curator of Exhibitions
Sioux City (IA) Art Center seeks a curator of exhibitions. Salary range is $43,000 - $60,000 plus benefits.
Curator of History
Neville Public Museum in Green Bay WI seeks curator of history. $23.26/hour. Open until filled.
Director of Visitor Services
Captain Frederick Pabst Museum in Milwaukee WI seeks a director of visitor services. $15/hour. Open until filled.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee WI seeks a marketing and communications manager.
Conservation Stewardship Coordinator
Minnesota Land Trust in St. Paul MN seeks full time conservation stewardship coordinator. Open until filled.
Annual meeting in Cokato
Cokato Historical Society invites the public to its annual meeting on Thursday April 23, 2009, at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the library/museum building.
Battle of Wood Lake
Tom Hosier and Mike Ose will present a first person presentation on the Battle of Wood Lake at the Renville County Historical Society on Thursday April 23, 2009, at 7 p.m.
Frogtown Neighborhood of St. Paul is throwing a History Party on April 30, 2009, 5-7 p.m. at St. Agnes Church. Contact
History of St. James School in Faribault
Join the Rice County Historical Society as Bob Neslund presents a "History of St. James School and Dr. James Dobbin" on Thursday April 23, 2009, at 7 p.m.
History of Willard Munger
Join the St. Louis County Historical Society Thursday April 16, 2009, noon-1, for "State Rep. Willard Munger: All the Things You Didn't Know about Minnesota's "Mr. Environment"" by District Court Judge Mark Munger.
April Kids Kraft in Shakopee
Welcome Spring at the Scott County Historical Society’s Kids Kraft - family fun event on Saturday April 25, 2009, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
87th Annual Meeting in Duluth
Saint Louis County Historical Society’s 87th Anniversary Annual Dinner and Meeting of the Members is rescheduled for Tuesday May 5, 2009. Special Guest Speaker: Cathy Wurzer, author of "Tales of the Road: Highway 61." $35 per person. Please RSVP by April 29, 2009.
Problems of preserving digital content
Bob Horton explains the difficulty of preserving digital content in a new MHS Podcast.
Barn DVD available
Ruth Trembaly's "Barns of Carver County" documentary is now available at the Carver County Historical Society for $12! Copies signed by the artist are available for $15. This documentary was recently featured on WCCO's program "Finding Minnesota."
Memories of 1968 sought
What does 1968 mean to you? Include your memories in a new project from the Minnesota Historical Society. Or, enter a short film contest.
Historic preservation tax credit
The Minnesota Legislature is considering a tax credit for historic preservation.
This Place Matters
National Trust for Historic Preservation announces the debut of its new This Place Matters website.
Rural development fund
Laura Jane Musser Fund Part B (Rural Development) seeks applications to strengthen
towns and regions in various civic areas including economic development, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. Applications due October 15, 2009.
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
Wisconsin Oral History
There is still time and room to register for the 2009 Wisconsin Oral History Day, April 26-27, 2009, in Eau Claire. Contact Troy Reeves for more information.
Institute for Strategic Funding Development sponsors its Strategic Grant Writing Proposal Workshop at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota,
April 29-May 1, 2009, 8:30-4:30.
Board training 101
American Association for State and Local History presents Online Workshop: Board Development 101. Class may be taken between May 11-June 5, 2009, for 5-10 hours. $85 members/$150 nonmembers.
After a Disaster: Saving and Salvaging Collection Materials and Artifacts
This workshop is presented by Midwest Art Conservation Center at the Scott County Historical Society on Friday May 1, 2009, 9:30-4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Museums.
Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting
MDL will holds its annual meeting on Monday June 8, 2009, at the Gorecki Center on the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph MN. Contact Marian Rengel,
Minnesota Council on Nonprofits will hold its Practical Leadership: A Balanced Approach on Friday June 4, 2009, in St. Paul.
Sometimes local historical organizations are literally "stuck with" decisions they have made. One is poor choice of artifact labels. Do not use label-making devices as the adhesive backings are not recommended for museum collections use. Read more about current best practices for labeling artifacts.