Discussions and Questions
Tried and True at the Museum Store (1 new message) Locally made items work well. What kinds of agreements are necessary for local sources?
Redeployment (1 new message) Collecting needs to be proactive and intentional. What guidelines do you use in collecting?
Season Opener (new post) Mid-April is when historical organizations in Minnesota are making final preparations to greet the public. What are you doing right now to get ready?
Reminder of history education survey
Let your colleagues know how you teach local history. There have been 13 responses in two weeks. Please make sure your thoughts are counted. Thanks.
Director of Finance
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids IA seeks Director of Finance. Open until filled.
Tour Dakota War Sites
Join the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association on Wednesday June 3, 2009, for a tour of Dakota War sites. Limited seating remains, reservations due by May 11 , 2009.
Annual railroad meeting in St. Paul
Hear history professor Don Hofsommer of St. Cloud State University speak on railroad history in Minneapolis and St. Paul at the 75th annual meeting of the Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum on Friday May 1, 2009.
Open house in Stillwater
Stillwater Business and Professional Women’s Club will host an open house at the Warden's House Museum in Stillwater on Sunday April 26, 2009, 12-4 p.m.
Gibbs Museum opens for the season
Ramsey County Historical Society announces that its Gibbs Museum opened for the 2009 season April 16, 2009, with an active summer schedule of events.
National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated May 9-17, 2009.
New Minnesota library portal
MnKnows – Dig Deeper @ Your Library the new portal that gives Minnesotans one-stop access to five statewide library services: MnLINK Gateway, Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), Minnesota Reflections, AskMN, and the Research Project Calculator.
Museum studies online resources
The Smithsonian Institution's Museum Studies Webpage offers practical information for those interested in the museum field.
Agencies in Minnesota handling federal stimulus
Below are a few Minnesota state agencies that are coordinating the federal stimulus package, and that may be relevant to local historical organizations.
Save America's Treasures
National Park Service Save America's Treasures grants are due May 22, 2009. Contact
Bobbie Greene McCarthy, 202-588-6190 or Fiona Lawless, 202-588-6012.
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
Local History Workshops
There is still time to attend these popular workshops around the state. The only one left will be in Shevlin, May 1, 2009. Space is filing quickly: register today. Contact Melinda Hutchinson, 651-259-3459.
Minnesota Tourism Conference
The 2010 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference will be held January 26-27, 2010. Contact
Gayle Junnila, 651-296-5205.
Partnerships and collaborations between local cultural attractions strengthen the appeal of communities. The strong working relationship between Pipestone County Historical Society and the Pipestone National Monument is one example.