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June 8, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Countdown: Three Weeks
Three weeks remain in the biennium, meaning three weeks remain in the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program. The Grants Office strongly encourages all grantees with open grants to submit final report materials as soon as possible--don't procrastinate!

All expenditures must be incurred by June 30, 2011; grant expenses incurred after that date cannot be reimbursed. No extensions can be granted. Questions? Contact the .

From the Blog

Esko Historical Museum Tour - Our travels found us in Esko MN this past April. Watch the video podcast which features some of the museum's historic buildings including a grain-drying shed and a smoke sauna. The video was made using an iPhone with a shotgun microphone attachment.

Facebook Findings

The year 535 experienced , the most severe case in the last 2000 years. Minnesota Local History's 535 fans would probably welcome some cooling after the past few days of record heat!

Northern Minnesota Colleagues
Check out photos of the Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, on the Minnesota Local History Facebook page.

Job Opportunities

Museum Assistant
City of Cokato MN seeks Museum Assistant for Cokato Museum & Akerlund Photography Studio. Deadline: June 15, 2011, 4 p.m.

Amana Heritage Society, Amana IA, seeks Curator of Historical Collections. Deadline: June 20, 2011.

Do History Here

Correction on Brewery Tour Date
Scott County Historical Society's bus tour of Schell's Brewery, New Ulm, is this Saturday June 11, 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 call 952-445-0378.

Preservation Advocacy
Join Friends of Fort Snelling (Fort Snelling State Park Association) on Saturday June 11, 2011 at the State Park Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m. to celebrate 50 years of preservation advocacy. Free admission, refreshments, door prizes.

Peanuts Exhibit
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts traveling exhibit "Peanuts...Naturally," opening Saturday June 11, 2011. Learn about the natural world through the eyes of Charles Schulz's Peanuts characters. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

US-Dakota War Talk
Join Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, at the North Mankato Taylor Public Library for a talk by Dr. John Isch on the US-Dakota War panoramas, Saturday June 11, 2011, 2 p.m. Call the Library, 507-345-5120, or NCHS, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Flag Day Open House
ITOW Veterans Museum hosts an open house on Flag Day, June 14, 2011, 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the successful conclusion of a series of oral histories about the Cold War Era. Free admission on Flag Day. Call 218-346-7678 for more information.

Music on the Range
Virginia Area Historical Society and Friends of B'nai Abraham host an exhibit focusing on World War II at B'nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Center, Virginia MN. Several music programs offered in conjunction with the exhibit, including 40s Jazz with Connie Evingson, 7 p.m. Thursday June 16, 2011. Call 218-741-1136 for more information.

Civil War Roundtable
Join Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable on Thursday June 16, 2011, 5:30 p.m. at Fort Ahlman, northwest of Morristown. Dan Peterson will speak on various Civil War topics. Picnic presentation; admission $3. Call Dan Peterson, 507-332-8250, for reservations.

White House Exhibit
Stearns History Center opens new traveling exhibit "The Working White House: 200 Years of Tradition and Memories," June 18 to August 28, 2011. Learn about the workers behind the scenes at the White House. Contact for more information.

Roseau Scandinavian Festival
As part of the Roseau Scandinavian Festival, Roseau Public Library hosts "Stories and Songs from Our Family Trees" with musician Ross Sutter and storyteller Maren Hinderlie, Saturday June 18, 2011, 1 p.m.

Father's Day at Harkin Store
Harkin Store invites the public to meet woodcarvers and view their art on Sunday June 19, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Harkin Store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on CR 21. Call Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160 or the store, 507-354-8666, for more information.

Summer Mine Tours
Minnesota Discovery Center, Hibbing Taconite, and Shubat Transportation team up to provide bus tours of Hibbing Taconite. Tours begin at Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, and are offered Thursdays, 1 p.m. beginning June 23, 2011. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Needlework Lecture
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts Dr. Ann Braaten, who will discuss research on the Hastings Needle Work Company, Saturday June 25, 2011, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Art in the Garden
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, will be one of the venues for Art in the Garden, Saturday June 25, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private and public gardens open for viewing. Tickets $10 in advance; $15 day of event. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Local Author Reading/Craft
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts local author Cathy Isles, who will read from her new children's book "Faces . . . Who Are We?" and lead a kid-friendly art project, Thursday June 30, 2011, 10:30 a.m. Contact , 952-445-0378, for more information.

Continuing Education

Mannequin Workshop Cost Reduced
La Crosse County Historical Society, La Crosse WI, offers mannequin making workshop this Saturday June 11, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost reduced to $150, including lunch and materials. Contact LCHS, 608-782-1980, to register.

Nation's Report Card Webinar
Join National Assessment Governing Board for the release of The Nation's Report Card--The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) US History 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12, on Tuesday June 14, 2011, 11 a.m. EDT.

MAP Applications Due
Museum Assessment Program (MAP) helps museums strengthen operations, plan for the future and meet standards through self-assessment and a consultative visit from an expert peer reviewer. Small and medium-size museums of all types can participate. Deadline: July 1, 2011. Contact with questions, 202-289-9118.

Label Writing Class
Northern States Conservation Center offers online label writing class, Scripting the Exhibition, begining July 5, 2011. Contact for more information.

Field Note

Carlton County What We Wore Exhibit

Join Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, for a program by Ojibwe artist Wendy Savage on "Historic Ojibwe Clothing," Friday June 10, 2011, 1 p.m. This program complements the new "What We Wore" exhibit now open at CCHS. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Photo courtesy Carlton County Historical Society.

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In this Issue...
-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
Twisted Together

Twisted Together by an EF4, by the Wadena County community.

Free launch event Friday June 17, 2011, Wadena County Historical Society, 1-3 p.m. Contact Sandi Pratt, 218-631-9079, for more information or to order a book.

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