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Local History News
May 11, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Countdown Continues
Seven weeks remain in the 2010-2011 biennium, and grantees are wrapping up their grant projects. Final report materials are available online. Meanwhile, the Grants Office awaits word from the legislature on funding for the next biennium.

From the Blog

Historic Financial Help for Local History (new post) - Project-based funding programs date back to 1899 with the Public Archives Commission, and continue with the Legacy Amendment today. How have these programs helped your organization build capacity and serve the public?

Care and Preservation of Textiles (enhanced audio podcast) - A general overview of how to care for, store, and exhibit textiles in your collections. Plus, how to write Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants proposals for your collections projects. Presented by Melinda Hutchinson at the Area Museums Meeting, Granite Falls.

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From our Local History Newsletter Digest:

Relocating the Stevens County Museum & Historical Society’s Entire Collection Four Times in the Past Six Years" originally printed in Stevens County Historical Society's The Prairie Outlook Volume 28, Number 3, May/June 2011.

Job Opportunities

Marketing Manager
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul MN, seeks Marketing Manager. Deadline: May 18, 2011.

Assistant Administrator
Ames Historical Society, Ames IA, seeks half-time Assistant Administrator. Deadline: May 23, 2011.

Fort Des Moines Museum, Des Moines IA, seeks summer intern/volunteer.

Do History Here

Somali Culture Night
Arts Center of Saint Peter and Nicollet County Historical Society present an evening of Somali culture, dance and music, Thursday May 12, 2011, 7 p.m. Contact Ben Leonard, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Pig Poetry
Greater Litchfield Opera House Association hosts "The Pig Gig" poetry reading, Sunday May 15, 2011, 2 p.m., Litchfield Opera House. Admission: free will donation. Contact GLOHA for more information.

War Panoramas
Nicollet County Historical Society welcomes Dr. John Isch, who will discuss U.S.-Dakota War panorama paintings, Sunday May 15, 2011, 2 p.m., Treaty Site History Center, St. Peter. Contact Ben Leonard, 507-934-2160, for more information.

International Museum Day
Becker County Museum, Detroit Lakes MN, celebrates International Museum Day Sunday May 15, 2011, noon to 4 p.m. Contact , 218-847-2938, for more information.

Open House
Wadena County Historical Society, Wadena MN, welcomes the public to a free open house, Wednesday May 18, 2011, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., to celebrate the new museum's exhibits and genealogy research room. Contact Sandi Pratt, 218-631-9079, for more information.

Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable hosts John Gross, who will speak on William Colvill, Commander of the First Minnesota Regiment at Gettysburg. Join them at Faribault Senior Center Thursday May 19, 2011, 7 p.m. Call Dan Peterson, 507-332-8250, or Jan Stevens, 507-244-0500, for more information.

Third Thursday Lecture
Dakota County Historical Society hosts geographer Dr. David Lanegran, Thursday May 19, 2011, 7 p.m. at Lawshe Memorial Museum, who will speak on "Minnesota on the Map." Free. Call Chad Roberts, 651-552-7548 for more information.

Documentary Film Series
In conjunction with Smithsonian's "New Harmonies" exhibit at Arts Center of Saint Peter, Nicollet County Historical Society and the arts center partner to bring music documentary films to St. Peter, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., May 3 to June 7, 2011. Free. Contact NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Continuing Education

Review and Compliance Cultural Resource Management Seminar
Audio and Video Podcasts are now posted from the seminar including the Archaeological Issues Panel and Architectural Issues Panel.

Preservation Workshop
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium present S.O.S. Save Our Stuff! at Sioux City Public Museum, Friday June 3, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve lunch register by May 25, 2011.

Mannequin Workshop
La Crosse County Historical Society, La Crosse WI, offers one-day workshop in mannequin making, Saturday June 11, 2011. Learn how to make a custom Ethafoam mannequin. Only 8 slots remain; to register contact Peggy Derrick, curator, 608-782-1982.

Preservation Needs Assessment
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) seeks applicants for Preservation Needs Assessment Program. Deadline: July 15, 2011.

Visitor Studies Conference
Visitor Studies Association announces their 24th Annual Visitor Studies Association Conference, July 24-27, 2011, Chicago IL.


SHPO Reminder
Please update your State Historic Preservation Office contacts. The new SHPO Officer is D. Stephen Elliott, Director and CEO of Minnesota Historical Society. For general correspondence, address to State Historic Preservation Office, 345 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul MN 55102.

This Place Matters
National Trust for Historic Preservation This Place Matters Community Challenge application period closes May 13, 2011.

Student Scholarship Deadline
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, announces October 14, 2011 as the next deadline for the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship. This scholarship is open to history majors and minors who reside in St. Louis County. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.

NCPH Newsletter
National Council on Public History newsletter "Public History News" now available online.

Field Note

St Croix Baseball

Washington County Historical Society announces the opening of the 14th Vintage Base Ball season, with the St. Croix Base Ball Club vs. Afton Red Socks at Lake St. Croix Beach MN, Sunday May 15, 2011, 2 p.m. Free.

St. Croix Base Ball Club is a program of WCHS and plays by 1860s base ball rules. Call 651-439-5956 for more information.

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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

Oology and Ralph's Talking Eggs, by Carrol L. Henderson.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, second Saturday in May! Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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