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June 1, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Final Weeks
One month remains for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program. Grantees, make sure all your project expenditures are made by June 30, 2011, the end of the biennium. Contact , 651-259-3467, or , 651-259-3459, with any questions or concerns.

From the Blog

Balancing Space and Placelessness (1 new comment) - Online conference, "Place and Placelessness," October 7-8, 2011, will discuss the meaning of placelessness.

Digital Imaging Guidelines for Small Organizations - Part 1 (audio podcast) - What are your suggestions for version 2.0 of the digital imaging guidelines?

Facebook Findings

City of Mountain Iron received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant for interpretive signage at the Mountain Iron National Landmark site. Staff just visited; check out the photos!

In 534, Gelimer, king of the North African Vandals, surrendered to Byzantine general Belisarius. May 's 534 fans have a much quieter week, but don't forget to check out the latest buzz from your local history colleagues!

Job Opportunities

Executive Director
The California Museum, Sacramento CA, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: June 6, 2011.

Development Administrative Assistant
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City IA, seeks Development Administrative Assistant. Deadline: June 17, 2011.

Executive Director
The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, St. Joseph MI, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: June 17, 2011.

Director of Communications
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis MN, seeks Director of Communications. Deadline: July 1, 2011.

Administrative Support Assistant
Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell IA, seeks part-time Administrative Support Assistant.

Volunteer Coordinator
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square PA, seeks Volunteer Coordinator.

Deputy Director
Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA, seeks Deputy Director, Finance and Facilities.

Director of Development
Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile AL, seeks Director of Development.

Do History Here

Music and Poetry
Minnesota's Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls MN, hosts The Story of Music, Stories from Home featuring Lauren Pelon and Gary Holthaus, Wednesday June 15, 2011, 7 p.m. Call 507-768-3522 for more information.

Thoreau's Minnesota Journey
Friends of Red Wing Public Library and Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, sponsor a program on Henry David Thoreau's westward travels by author Corinne H. Smith, Wednesday June 15, 2011, 6:30 p.m. in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library. Free. Contact , 651-388-6024, for more information.

Lunch with the Lincolns
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts a luncheon with President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln at the Dunnell House, Owatonna, Monday June 20, 2011, noon. Features presentation of the Gettysburg Address. Tickets: $20. Space is very limited; call now for reservations, 507-451-1420.

Evening with the Lincolns
President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln (Max and Donna Daniels) will do a presentation at Owatonna High School Auditorium, Monday June 20, 2011, 7 p.m. Cooperative venture of the Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna Community Education, and Friends of Wasioja. Advanced ticket sales only, $10/adult and $5/children; call 507-444-7900.

Lunchbox History
Join Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, for Lunchbox History Series, Thursday June 23, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. Author Gordon W. Fredrickson will discuss the family farm. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.

Birthday Party
Celebrate Gideon Pond's 201st birthday with Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, Sunday June 26, 2011, 1:30-4 p.m. Admission: $2 suggested donation; youth through high school free. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Sousa Outdoor Concert
John Philip Sousa Memorial Band performs free outdoor concert at historic Pond House, Bloomington MN, Sunday June 26, 2011, 7 p.m. Bring a picnic! Ice cream for sale--proceeds go to Bloomington Historical Society. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Hands-On History Camp
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts Civil War-themed Hands-On History Camp June 27-30, 2011, 8 a.m. to noon. Camp available to boys and girls entering grades 4 through 7. Cost: $72/child. Call Owatonna Community Education, 507-444-7900.

Brewery Tour
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, for a bus tour of Schell's Brewery, New Ulm, Thursday June 30, 2011, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $30 nonmembers/$25 members for bus and tour; lunch on your own. For details or to register contact , 952-445-0378.

MGS Awards
Minnesota Genealogical Society invites nominations for MGS Service and Achievement Awards. Nominations due July 15, 2011 to .

Continuing Education

Free Student Admission
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, invites area high school and college students to the women's expo EMPOWHER, Friday and Saturday June 3-4, 2011. Meet women in non-traditional careers. Free admission with student ID. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Conservation Workshop
Iowa Museum Association hosts "Conservation Basics for Museum Collections" workshop at Montgomery County Historical Society, Red Oak IA, Monday June 13, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline: June 6, 2011. Contact  to register.

Genealogical Program
Join Minnesota Genealogical Society and Winona County Historical Society for a workshop covering ethnic research and other topics, Winona County History Center, Saturday June 25, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register before June 18 for discounted fee and lunch reservation.

Field Note

First Presbyterian Ch Mankato

City of Mankato recently completed a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program Fast Track grant for $7,000 to survey twelve area properties. The information will be used to prepare forms to designate these properties as local landmarks under the City's historic preservation ordinance.

Among these twelve properties is the First Presbyterian Church. Photo courtesy City of Mankato.

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