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Local History News
March 9, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

History Matters
Join your colleagues TODAY, Wednesday March 9, 2011, between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for History Matters Day at the Capitol. Meet with your legislators and ask them to support history.

From the Blog

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Facebook Findings

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Check out the discussion The Value of Getting Together exclusively on Facebook. The discussion takes a look at the monetary value of holding professional meetings in your community.

Looking for exhibit ideas? discusses ways to tell the story of anxiety and uncertainty.

Job Opportunities

Administrative Support
Iowa Architectural Foundation, Des Moines IA, seeks part time, temporary Administrative Support. Deadline: March 18, 2011.

University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Fine Arts seeks Director of Glensheen Historic Estate. Deadline: April 15, 2011.

Development Director
History Center of Olmsted County seeks Development Director. Position open until filled.

Do History Here

Women in Law Enforcement
Anoka County Historical Society opened a free exhibit on women in law enforcement to celebrate Women's History Month. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.

History in a Pint

Join Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, at the next "History in a Pint" at Carmody's Irish Pub and Brewing, Tuesday March 15, 2011 6 p.m. Speaker will be Jon Polecheck, Vietnam veteran. Contact , 218-733-7500, for more information.

Traveling Exhibit
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County announces new traveling exhibit "Norwegian Footprints" opening Saturday March 19, 2011, 1-4 p.m. at Hjemkomst Center. Free.

Young Professionals Happy Hour
Minnesota Association of Museums hosts Emerging Museum Professionals Happy Hour, Thursday March 24, 2011, 5 p.m. at Herkimer, Uptown, Minneapolis. If you've been in the museum field for less than ten years, or if you're interested in working in the field, join your peers for a meet and greet. 

Annual Meeting
Northfield Historical Society holds their Annual Meeting Saturday March 19, 2011, 7 to 11 p.m. in Great Hall, Carleton College. Free with current paid membership; attendees can also become members at the event. Call Hayes Scriven, 507-645-9268, for more information.

Annual Meeting
Washington County Historical Society holds their Annual Meeting Thursday March 24, 2011, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Boutwell's Landing Town Hall, Oak Park Heights. Stephen Osman will speak on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Tickets: $25; reservations required. Call 651-439-5956 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Annual Meeting
St. Louis County Historical Society holds their Annual Meeting Tuesday March 29, 2011, 5 p.m. at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center (the Depot). Ann Glumac will speak on "From Red Rocks to Hard Ore." Tickets: $35; contact , 218-733-7586, by March 25, 2011.

Music and Poetry
Westonka Historical Society hosts "The Story of Music, Stories from Home"--poet and essayist Gary Holthaus and musician Lauren Pelon on Sunday April 3, 2011, 2 p.m., Westonka High School Little Theater, Minnetrista. Tickets $10. Call 952-472-9800 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Birch Bark Art
Join Minnesota Discovery Center on Saturday April 9, 2011, 11 a.m. to make traditional woven birch bark stars with Kathy Culbert. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Continuing Education

Day-Long Grant Writing Workshop
Creating Great Places offers one-day grant writing training, Monday March 14, 2011, Coon Rapids IA.

MN Main Street Training
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota hosts "Minnesota Main Street Basic Training" in Brainerd MN, Thursday-Friday April 14-15, 2011.

Iowa Research Grants
State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces 2011/2012 Research Grants. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research or writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Deadline: April 15, 2011.

Save the Date
Minnesota Association of Museums hosts their Annual Meeting Monday April 18, 2011 at Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services invites colleagues to ALCTS webinar "Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories." Thursday April 28, 2011, 1-2 p.m. CT. Free.

Project Management Workshops
American Association for State and Local History announces limited space still available for Project Management for History Professionals workshops.

Seminar for Historical Administration
American Association for State and Local History announces 52nd Seminar for Historical Administration, October 29 to November 19, 2011, Indiana Historical Society. Applications due May 16, 2011.


Nominations Due
Nominations due Friday April 8, 2011 for the 2011 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Awards. Ceremony and reception on Thursday May 19, 2011, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., International Market Square. Contact Tammy Lindberg, 612-251-8167, for more information.

Nonprofits Speak Up
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits invites all nonprofits to "speak up"--invite your legislators to your organization and share success stories.

E-conservation Magazine
Issue 18 of e-conservation magazine is now online.

Help a Grad Student!
Rebecca Fell is a graduate student in Museum Exhibitions Planning and Design program at University of the Arts, Philadelphia. If you are a member of a small community (50,000 people or fewer) and have helped bring a traveling exhibit to your area, please take her short survey.

Newspaper on the Web
St. Cloud State University's first newspaper, Normalia, is now available on Minnesota Reflections. Issues date from 1892-1904. Project funded in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Veterans Wanted
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County seeks World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War veterans from Clay County to be part of an oral history project. Interested? Contact , 218-299-5511 x6734.

Field Note

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-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education

Gold Rush Widows of Little Falls, by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith.

March is Women's History Month! Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press. 

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