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Local History News
September 22, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Fast Track Grant Deadline Friday
The next Fast Track Grant deadline is this Friday September 24, 2010. Contact the Grants Office with questions, or go to the Legacy grants website for guidelines, application forms, and more.


From the Blog

Just What is a Mobile Museum? (1 new comment) - Should historical organizations work toward technology that is smart phone friendly, or stick with tried-and-true avenues like pod casts and audio tours?


Job Opportunities

Exhibit Changeout Overhire
Minnesota Children's Museum seeks part time, on call Exhibit Changeout Overhire. Deadline: September 24, 2010.

Exhibits
Science Museum of Minnesota seeks Exhibit Fabricator II and Exhibit Prototyper. Deadline: September 29, 2010.

Internships
Historic Preservation internships available to graduate and undergraduate seniors from National Park Service and National Council for Preservation Education. Application deadline: October 15, 2010.

Intern Job Fair
Iowa Museum Association hosts IMA Intern Job Fair as part of the IMA Conference on Sunday October 17, 2010, 3-5 p.m. at Grinnell College, Grinnell IA. This is an opportunity for museum staff members to meet with students seeking internships. Contact for more information.

Chief Executive Officer
The Works, Edina MN, seeks CEO. Position open until filled.



Do History Here

Pie-o-neer Day
Meet the staff of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and tour the Bergquist Cabin at Pie-o-neer Day on Saturday September 25, 2010, 1 p.m. Homemade pies for sale from 1-4 p.m. Contact , 218-299-5511 x6737, for more information or to donate pies.

Fall Meeting
Mike Veeck, President of the Saint Paul Saints, will be the featured speaker at Washington County Historical Society's Fall Meeting, Thursday September 30, 2010, 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited; reservations required. Call 651-439-5956.

Viking Concert
Krauka Viking Band will stage a concert in the Hopperstad Stave Church on the grounds of the Hjemkomst Center on Thursday September 30, 2010, 7-9 p.m. Contact Jill Johnson at Nordic Arts Alliance, 218-329-8893, for more information.

Walking Tour 
Last chance this season to take the Vermillion Falls Walking Tour! Meet at LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings on Saturday October 2, 2010, 10 a.m. Reservations required; contact , 651-437-7055. Admission: $10/adult; includes Estate and walking tours.

Brooklyn Farm Tour
Brooklyn Historical Society invites you to attend a free tour of the historic Earle and Gwen Brown farm, Brooklyn Center, Saturday October 2, 2010, 11 a.m. Meet at Embassy Suites front desk. Call 763-536-0842 with questions.

Cemetery Talk
Join Brooklyn Historical Society at the Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center on Saturday October 2, 2010 to hear Susan Hunter Weir speak about the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. Come at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and stay for the 9 a.m. presentation. Call Diane by September 30 to RSVP, 763-560-8893.

Dakota Language Bingo
Pond Dakota Heritage Society invites you to have fun playing bingo as native speaker Joe Bendickson helps you learn Dakota numbers, animal names, and colors. Drop-in program, 2-4 p.m. on Sunday October 3, 2010. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Cemetery Tours
Anoka County Historical Society offers tours of three area cemeteries at 7 p.m. on October 5, 7, and 10, 2010. Tickets are $8/each or $21 for a package of all three. Call ACHS for reservations, 763-421-0600.

Cemetery Talk
Hennepin County Library hosts Susan Hunter Weir and Peter Sussman on Tuesday October 5, 2010, 7 p.m. for a talk on Lakewood Cemetery. Call 952-847-8000 for more information.

Annual Meeting and Book Talk
Join Kandiyohi County Historical Society on Sunday October 17, 2010, 2 p.m., at the Raymond Community Center for their Annual Meeting. Presentation and book signing by Elizabeth Johanneck, author of "Hidden History of the Minnesota Valley."

Ghosts of Anoka Talk
Denmark Township Historical Society hosts Maria King on October 19, 2010, 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church Guild Hall. She will speak on "Ghosts of Anoka." More information available on the DTHS website.



Grant Deadlines

Elevation Web Design Grants
For each dollar your nonprofit spends on web design, programming, or other media-related work, Elevation Web Design will match one-to-one. Funds allocated on a first come, first served basis through the end of the year. Apply online.  


Field Note

Scott CHS Hangar Dance

Nostalgia sells, from 1920s gangsters to 1950s sock hops and everything in between. Fundraisers are important to historical organizations, but not just for the money they bring in. Equally important is getting your organization's name out in the public and providing patrons with memorable experiences that will pique their interest and keep them coming back!

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