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October 6, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Last Call for History Legacy Grants
The final small grant deadline for legacy-funded Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants is Friday October 29, 2010. There were 63 applications received requesting $338,891 for the September deadline, which means that there are still limited funds available. Contact the for free help in shaping projects to meet guidelines.

Traveling Exhibit - deadline extended one week!
Be the first to host a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society. Sites are chosen through a competitive process. Don't delay! Applications are now due Friday October 8, 2010. Upload applications electronically to the Drop Box, just like applying for grants.

From the Blog

History Overnight (new post) - Historic house museums sometimes allow the public to stay overnight. Read about benefits and risks in this.

Questions you hope no one will ask (0 comments) - A sign in a supervisor's office read, "There are no stupid questions." Historic places are the same, and we hope that each prompts lots of questions from the very basic to the profound to the hard to answer.

Job Opportunities

Executive Director
Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum, Sparta WI, seeks Executive Director. Send resume, cover letter, three references, and salary requirements to Joan Cook, 200 West Main St., Sparta, WI 54656. Deadline: October 9, 2010.

City of Waterloo IA seeks Registrar at the Waterloo Arts Center. Applications due 5 p.m., October 15, 2010.

Student Research Assistance Available
The 2011 Community Assistantship Program allows rural Minnesota communities to hire a student to work on a project defined by those communities. Proposals due October 30, 2010. Approved projects will run from January 13 to May 29, 2011. Winning communities will review job applications and select the student who best meets their needs.

Alderson Internship
Institutional members of the American Association for State and Local History with operating budgets under $250,000 may apply for funding from AASLH to pay an intern to work at their organization. Applications due 5 p.m., December 10, 2010, at AASLH in Nashville.

Do History Here

Crime history in St. Paul
Experience the "Life and Trials of Kid Cann: A Trial Reenactment by Joan Elwell" on October 7 and October 8, 2010, 7 p.m., Landmark Center Auditorium. Free admission.

St. John's Bible in Moorhead
Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center will hold an opening reception for the St. John's Bible on Saturday October 9, 1-3 p.m.

Meet local authors in Hastings
Friends of the LeDuc Historic Estate hosts "Authors' Eve" on Tuesday October 12, 2010, 7 p.m.

Behind the scenes at Union Depot
Attend a benefit for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and see what is coming for this St. Paul landmark on Monday October 18, 2010, with guest speaker U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum.

Korean War history in Duluth
Join St. Louis County Historical Society for a presentation from Robert Olson, a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir Battle during the Korean War, on Tuesday October 19, 2010, 6 p.m., at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing.

History of Edina Cake Eaters
Edina Historical Society presents author Frederick Johnson on how Edina residents became known as cake eaters on Saturday November 6, 2010, 1:30 p.m. Free admission.

Continuing Education

Running and Managing a Small Museum
Small Museum Pro! will hold this next online class October 13-December 10, 2010.

Basics of Archives
American Association for State and Local History will hold an online course in the Basics of Archives, October 18-November 12, 2010. Registration due October 13, 2010.

Educators Workshop
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County invites classroom teachers and art educators to an Educators Workshop on Friday October 29, 2010 at the Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead. The workshop's purpose is to create bridges between the Ojibwe and Scandinavian cultures. Cost: $10. Contact , 218-299-5511 x6732, to register.


MN90: Minnesota History in 90 seconds
There are now more than 30 of an eventual 135, 90-second mini features about Minnesota history online. These are aired on Ampers stations around the state.

New historic preservation report
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act: Back to the Basics is now available online.

Field Note


Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center hosts a reception on The St. John's Bible, certainly bound to be historically significant as a work of art for our digital era. The event calls to mind that historical organizations are charged with collecting in the present so that evidence is preserved for the future. It also reminds our community not to overlook religious history and art history. Photo courtesy Historical and Cultural Center of Clay County.

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-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
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A People's History of the Hmong, by Paul Hillmer. 2010 WOW Award winner from American Association for State and Local History

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