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Minnesota Local History News

Published: February 25, 2009

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

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LEGACY AMENDMENT

Updated information on the Legacy Amendment from the Minnesota History Coalition.

Discussions and Questions

Low-Cost Useful Web Technology (2 comments) As web tools develop, how much can your organization afford to pay for them? What sort of tools would be useful?

Job Announcements

Director

Linn County Historical Society in Cedar Rapids, IA seeks Director. Submit application materials to James White.

Interpretive Specialist

Forest Preserve District of Will County (IL) seeks full time interpretive specialist. $38,000 plus benefits annually. Applications due March 20, 2009.

Director of Exhibits

Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul seeks Director of Exhibits, a senior level position. Applications are due March 11, 2009.

Park Ranger (Interpretation)

National Park Service seeks Park Ranger (Interpretation) for the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton ND. Applications are due March 5, 2009.

Park Ranger (Education)

National Park Service seeks Park Ranger (Interpretation) for the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton ND. Applications are due March 5, 2009.

Museum Technician

National Park Service seeks Museum Technician for the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton ND. Applications are due March 5, 2009.

Project Director

CAISE seeks Project Director through Association of Science-Technology Centers, Washington, D.C.

Project Manager

Association of Science-Technology Centers, Washington, D.C. seeks Project Manager to assist in overseeing and coordinating a 3-year grant-funded program.

Education Coordinator

Smithsonian American Art Museum seeks individual to manage the Clarice Smith American Art Education Initiative. Contact Molly Sinclair prior to March 20, 2009.

Education Assistant

Smithsonian American Art Museum seeks administrative and organizational support for the Clarice Smith American Art Education Initiative. Contact Molly Sinclair prior to March 20, 2009.

Local Events

Hastings Needlework Competition

Juried competition for Modern Interpretations of Historic Designs from Hastings Needlework. Sponsored by LeDuc Historic Estate and Dakota County Historical Society. Deadline March 31, 2009. Apply online or call 651-437-7055.

Exhibit Opening

Scott County Historical Society opens "Crazy Quilting: A Stitch in Time" on Saturday March 7, 2009, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. SCHS members free. Call 952-445-0378.

History Round Table

Scott County Historical Society announces a special talk and book signing by Denis Gardner, author of "Wood, Concrete, Stone & Steel: Minnesota's Historic Bridges" at 1 p.m. Saturday March 21, 2009.  Free. Call 952-445-0378.

History Day Judges Needed

Help needed in the metro area, Bemidji (March 5), Duluth (March 14), and Marshall (March 31) to judge National History Day projects. Requirement: an interest in helping young people connect to their community and past. Contact Naomi Peuse.

News

New Museum on Main Street Exhibit

Apply now for the Traveling Smithsonian exhibit "Journey Stories." Deadline is February 28, 2009.

AHS Annual Report

Arlington Historical Society has published its 2008 Annual Report.

National Historic Landmark

Celebrate Christ Church's recently conferred National Historic Landmark status at 3 p.m. on Sunday May 3, 2009. Contact Will Stark.

Online American Indian Collections

The National Museum of the American Indian has begun putting its collection online.

Grant Deadlines

NEA Challenge America Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant applications are due May 28, 2009.

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Wisconsin Oral History Day

Wisconsin Oral History Day 2009 will be held in Eau Claire from April 26-27, 2009.

Field Note

Presidents' Day 2009 marked the fifth annual History Matters rally at the State Capitol. Many people came to impress upon their legislators the importance of preserving Minnesota history.

History Matters rally at the Capitol.