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Local History News
December 8, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Track Legacy Funds Online
Lists of grants and grant recipients are available on the MHS website. See how the funds have been distributed over the past year, and what fantastic projects your colleagues are completing.

From the Blog

One Difference Between Local History and Libraries (no comments) - Do libraries and local historical organizations face the same challenges when it comes to funding in relation to purchasing research materials?

(new post) - If people desire to be social, how are you using your Social Media to satisfy demand?

Since last week's Local History News, an additional 29 people began following Minnesota Local History on Facebook. See what 225 people follow daily! Congratulations to Michael Norman on becoming the 200th follower.

Job Opportunities

Site Manager II, Forest History Center
Minnesota Historical Society, Grand Rapids MN, seeks full time Site Manager II for the Forest History Center. Applications due December 9, 2010.

Production Archivist Intern
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis MN, seeks 30-hour Production Archivist Intern. Applications due December 13, 2010.

Program Associate, Teen Advisory Council
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks part time Program Associate, Teen Advisory Council. Applications due December 16, 2010.

Reference Assistant I
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks part time Reference Assistant I. Applications due December 16, 2010.

Student Assistant
Northfield History Collaborative, Northfield MN, seeks Student Assistant for digitization and data entry project. Deadline: December 17, 2010.

Curatorial Internship
Dumbarton House, Washington DC, seeks Curatorial Intern to research and create a small exhibit for summer 2011. To apply, review the collection online and write 1-2 page proposal of a small 1-3 case exhibit. Send with cover letter and resume/CV to . Academic credit and stipend may be available.

Do History Here

Tea Party
Becker County Historical Society and Museum hosts a holiday "Tea Party for Ladies of All Ages" on Saturday December 11, 2010. Learn about the history of high tea. Cost: $5. Call 218-847-2938 for reservations.

Open House and Lectures
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County hosts Holiday Open House on Saturday December 11, 2010 beginning at 1 p.m. Presentation of "The Saint John's Bible" exhibit by Anne Kaese, 1:30 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Jim Kaplan on Swedish immigrant artist Birger Sandzen, 3 p.m. Contact HCSCC, 218-299-5511, for more information.

Holiday Traditions
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts a Sweet Shop on Sunday December 12, 2010, 2-4 p.m. Children can decorate their own cookies and learn about holiday traditions around the world. Contact for more information.

Third Thursday Lecture
Join Dakota County Historical Society at Third Thursday Lecture, December 16, 2010, 7 p.m. Researcher and author Corinne Monjeau-Marz will discuss the lives of Dakota people between 1850 and 1870. Free; contact , 651-552-7548, for more information.

December Art Show
Red Rock Center for the Arts invites the public to the December Art Show "The Perennial Land Photography Show," photos of the Blue Earth watershed. Special program and book signing, Tuesday December 21, 2010, 1 p.m. Contact , 507-235-9262, for more information.

Winter Welcome
Cokato Museum and Historical Society announces the opening of a new temporary exhibit, "Winter Welcome," displaying winter and holiday-themed artifacts and photographs. Open through February 2011. Contact Cokato Museum, 320-286-2427, for more information.

Continuing Education

Emergency Response Training
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation seeks candidates for Emergency Response Training (AIC-CERT) program. No registration fee; support for travel, meals, and hotel included. Participants must be willing to make a commitment to FAIC's emergency response requests.

Project Management Training
American Association for State and Local History announces the 2011 Project Management for History Professionals Program. Multiple dates and locations; apply online.


MN MAP Museum
Congratulations to Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, for successfully completing the 2010 Museum Assessment Program through American Association of Museums.

Federal Historic Preservation
Federal historic preservation programs have been neglected as evidenced by budget cuts and many other reasons. The Federal Historic Preservation Task Force was formed in early 2010 to improve these programs. Preservation Action asks you to provide your feedback on this mission by December 17, 2010.

Form 990 Changes
IRS announces new Form 990 filing thresholds for the year 2010 and later.

Small Business Health Care Credit
Your organization may be eligible to claim the IRS Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. More information available online.

Fund Your Mission

LAST CALL: Alderson Internship Deadline
American Association for State and Local History announces that the deadline for applying to the Alderson Internship Grant Program is Friday December 10, 2010.

Collections Care Grants
Costume Society of America announces Small Museums Collections Care Grants now available. Deadline: February 1, 2011.   

Jeffris Heartland Fund
National Trust for Historic Preservation announces that cities with populations over 150,000 are not eligible to apply for the Jeffris Heartland Fund. More information on funding assistance available online.

Field Note

Winona Music Band

Winona County Historical Society opens a new exhibit on Saturday December 11, 2010. "Music, Sweet Music! Everywhere in Winona County" highlights the histories of different musical businesses and organizations in and around Winona.

For more information contact WCHS, 507-454-2723. Photo courtesy Winona County Historical Society.

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In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-Fund Your Mission
How Fargo of You

How Fargo of You, by Marc de Celle.

Book reading and signing Tuesday December 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at Hjemkomst Center. Contact Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, 218-299-5511, for more information or to purchase.

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