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November 10, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Final Reports
Remember, your project is not truly complete until the Grants Office has received and processed your final report. Final reports are due 30 days after the project end date. Questions? Contact the Grants Office.

Good Photos
Final reports for Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants should include good photos that show the quality of work and its impact. Please group people together without space in between them. Also, please encourage those in the photos to smile. For more information, see Kodak's Top Ten Tips for Great Pictures.

From the Blog

Lake County Historical Society Launches Updated Website (new post) - Mel Sando, Administrator of the Lake County Historical Society, explains the reasons for updating their websites and how he did it. What technology upgrades have you made at your organization? What impact did the change(s) have on visitation?  

SHPO Blog (new post) - Podcasts from the 2010 Preserve Minnesota Conference are now available on the new State Historic Preservation Office blog.

Job Opportunities

Education Specialist
Putnam Museum, Davenport IA, seeks Education Specialist. Deadline: November 12, 2010.

Specialist, Exhibit Designer
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul MN, seeks Specialist, Exhibit Designer. Deadline: November 17, 2010.

Director of Institutional Giving
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul MN, seeks Director of Institutional Giving. Deadline: November 26, 2010.

Minnesota Budget Project, St. Paul MN, seeks part time Intern. Deadline: November 30, 2010.

Digital Preservation Consultant
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul MN, seeks Digital Preservation Consultant. Deadline: December 3, 2010.

Executive Director
Betsy-Tacy Society, Mankato MN, seeks part time Executive Director. Deadline: Open until filled.

C-MAP Program Coordinator
Museum of Modern Art, New York NY, seeks C-MAP Program Coordinator. Two-year grant funded position.

Do History Here

Free Admission for Veterans
Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, invites all veterans to visit the Hjemkomst Center museum for free admission on Thursday November 11, 2010, Veterans Day. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

First Minnesota Talk
Join Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, on Sunday November 14, 2010, 2 p.m. as they welcome Tom Hosier to the Treaty Sity History Center for a talk on the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment and its participation in the First Battle of Bull Run. Contact Jessica, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Saint John's Bible Tours
Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, welcomes Anne Kaese, who will be giving presentations in correlation with a new traveling exhibit "The Saint John's Bible." Guided tour with free admission, Tuesday November 16, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Presentation and guided tour with paid admission, Friday November 26, 2010, 1:30 p.m. Call Brianne, 218-299-5511 x6736, for more information.

Civil War Round Table
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets at the Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN, on Thursday November 18, 2010, 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Curtis Dahlin, speaking on the 1862 Dakota Conflict. Dahlin grew up on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Call Dan Peterson, 507-332-8250, or Jan Stevens, 507-244-0500, for more information.

Third Thursday Lecture Series
Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul MN, kicks off Third Thursday Lectures @ Lawshe, a new series of free, monthly presentations and workshops held at DCHS. Mary Bakeman will discuss "Minnesota's Heritage: Back to the Sources" magazine, a scholarly review of the Dakota Conflict of 1862, at 7 p.m. on Thursday November 18, 2010. Contact , 651-552-7548, for more information.

Celebrate the Gettysburg Address
Local author Patricia Bauer will read from "B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet" at Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington MN, 2 p.m. Sunday November 21, 2010. She and illustrator husband David Geister will appear in Civil War costume at the historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.

Continuing Education

PastPerfect Online Training
Register now for PastPerfect Online Training, "Managing Contacts, Donations and Membership with PastPerfect 5.0," November 16-18, 2010. Call 1-800-562-6080 to register.

Bicycle Tourism Workshop
Workshop on bicycle tourism scheduled for Thursday November 18, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northern Pines Camp and Retreat, just north of Park Rapids. Registration $15 and includes lunch. Pre-register by contacting , 218-828-2334 or 888-629-6466.

IRS Webinar
Internal Revenue Service offers a free 45-minute webinar for newly-formed 501(c)(3)s--and established organizations that would like a refresher--on November 18, 2010, 2 p.m. EST. Learn what tax-exempt organizations need to do to comply with IRS rules and keep tax status in good standing. Register online.

AASLH Webinars
Registration is open for American Association for State and Local History webinars. Two courses available: The Basics of Archives and Board Development 101 Webinar.


MHS Annual Meeting
Don't miss your opportunity to mingle with Nina Archabal at her last Minnesota Historical Society Annual Meeting as director on Thursday November 18, 2010, 3:30 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center. A new director should be in place no later than the end of 2010.

New Director for Becker CHS
Becker County Historical Society, Detroit Lakes MN, hired Amy Degerstrom as its new executive director.

Filing System for Sale
Kardex space saver filing vault system, $1,000 or best offer. Buyer must haul in the first week of December 2010.

Identicard System
Available: Used photo key card system, Identicard, complete with Polaroid film. Contact if interested.

Preservation Awards
National Trust for Historic Preservation announces recipients of the 2010 National Preservation Awards

Conservation Magazine Available
Issue No. 16, October 2010, of e-conservation magazine is online and available to read or download.

Remembering the Great War
Dan Todman's "How we remember them: the 1914-1918 war today" (2008) provides a thoughtful exploration of World War I from a British perspective, which may be useful as local history museums prepare to observe the centennial of American participation in 2017-2018.

Field Note

Geo Hunt

Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association held Paul & Babe's GeoHunt this summer. The project was funded by the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program. Geocaching is another way to provide access to history and historic resources along linear routes.

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