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July 27, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Legacy Grants
Good news! The Legacy Bill passed through the legislature, so the Grants Office will offer Fast Track and mid/large grants this fall. Watch this space and the Legacy Grants website for further information on training sessions and information on the launch of new Minnesota Historical Society Grants Portal powered by Fluxx.

Fast Track Deadlines for FY 2012
September 16, 2011
October 21, 2011
January 13, 2012
February 17, 2012
March 23, 2012
June 15, 2012

Mid-, Large Size, and Partnership Deadlines for FY 2012
Pre-Application: October 7, 2011
Final Application: November 18, 2011

Mid-, Large Size, and Partnership Deadlines for FY 2013
Pre-Application: March 9, 2012
Final Application: April 20, 2012

Change for Pre-Application Process
In an effort to simplify, to ensure greater success among all applicants, and to reflect the practice of nearly all applicants in the first biennium, pre-applications are required for all categories for Mid-, Large Size and Partnership proposals.

From the Blog

Higher History Wages on the Horizon? (1 new comment) - Salary is, of course, important to employees--but so is the benefit package offered by the employer. What does your organization offer for vacation/sick time? Health insurance? Other fringe benefits? There have been 46 comments on this post in the American Association for State and Local History group on Linkedin.

Facebook Findings

Thanks to our wonderful colleagues who kept Minnesota Local History alive during the state government shutdown! We added 16 new followers, bringing us to 595! Who will be number 600?

Job Opportunities

Collections Manager
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque IA, seeks Collections Manager. Deadline: July 29, 2011.

Outreach Educator
Putnam Museum, Davenport IA, seeks Outreach Educator. Deadline: August 5, 2011.

Program Manager
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, seeks part time Program Manager. Deadline: August 15, 2011.

Public History Faculty
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks Assistant Professor, Public History. Tenure-track position. Deadline: November 10, 2011.

Director of Fundraising
Salisbury House & Gardens, Des Moines IA, seeks Director of Fundraising and Donor Relations.

Executive Director
Cedar Falls Historical Society, Cedar Falls IA, seeks Executive Director.

State Museum Director
South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre SD, seeks State Museum Director. Position open until filled.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh PA, seeks Curator, Italian American Collection.

Do History Here

Program Cancelled
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, announces that Pioneer Camp has been cancelled for this summer. If you are interested in being on a mailing list for next year, please contact ICHS.

Scavenger Hunts
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts scavenger hunts at town festivals this summer. Contact for details, 952-445-0378.

Style Show Today
Carlton County Historical Society and Cloquet Salvation Army host "Frugal Fashions" today, Wednesday July 27, 2011, 1 p.m. at CCHS. The style show features clothing selected from Salvation Army Thrift Store and modeled by area students. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Photo Exhibit
See the works of Midwest photographer Richard Colburn, in the exhibit "Life Goes On: Iron Range Photographs," at Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, now through September 17, 2011. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Lunchbox Series
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, offers two upcoming Lunchbox History Series talks. Barry Adams will speak on "Minnesota at Gettysburg," Thursday July 28, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. Laura Helle will speak on "How Cy Thompson Embezzled $1.19 million from George A. Hormel & Co.," Thursday August 25, 2011. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.

New Deal Talk
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts author and historian Barbara Sommer, speaking on the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota, North Gallery, Thursday July 28, 2011, 7-9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Call 651-292-3063 for more information or to RSVP.

First Minnesota Talk
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts Civil War historian Tom Hosier, who will speak on the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment, Saturday July 30, 2011, 2 p.m. Contact KCHS, 320-235-1881, for more information.

Wild West Show
The Landing--Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, hosts a Wild West Show, Sunday July 31, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. Cost: $5 adults, $3 ages 2-17 and seniors. Call 763-694-7617 for more information.

Tom Sawyer Camp
The Landing--Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee MN, offers Tom Sawyer Camp to kids ages 6-12, Wednesday August 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Reservations required; call 763-559-6700 and reference activity #338410-21.

NWA Coffee and Conversation
Northwest Airlines History Centre hosts Coffee & Conversation, Saturday August 6, 2011, 1-3 p.m. Meet NWA Orient Route pioneers. RSVP to , 651-699-8833.

Painter's Craft
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts artist Gary Zahradka for The Painter's Craft, Sunday August 7, 2011, 2-4 p.m. at the Historic Pond House. Explore the work of an 1830s artist's apprentice. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Lunch Talk
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, presents Lunch with the History People, Thursday August 11, 2011, noon to 1 p.m. at the Depot. Chad Lewis will speak on gangster hot spots in Minnesota. Contact , 218-733-7568, for more information.

Swedish Camp
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts Swedish Language and Culture Camp, August 15-19, 2011, 9:30-noon, at West Riverside School. Ages 5-13 (must have completed Kindergarten); cost: $55 (members $45). Contact , 763-689-4229, for more information or to register.

Preschool Swedish Camp
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts preschool Swedish Language and Culture Camp, August 16-18, 2011, 9-12:30 p.m. Ages 4-5; cost: $40 (members $30). Contact ICHS, 763-689-4229, for more information or to register.

Brewery Crawl
Join Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, for a Brewery Crawl through the county, Saturday August 20, 2011. Bus leaves SCHS at 2 p.m. Cost: Members, $25; nonmembers, $30. Register through Shakopee Community Education, 952-496-5029.

Malnutrition in 1862
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts historian Carrie Reber Zeman, who will discuss "Malnutrition, Morbidity and Mortality on the Sioux Reservation in 1862," Sunday August 21, 2011, 2-3 p.m., Historic Pond House. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Bus Trip
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts bus trip to Minnesota State Capitol and James J. Hill House, Thursday August 25, 2011. Cost: $50/person; includes bus, tours, and lunch. Deadline for reservations: August 19, 2011. Contact KCHS, 320-235-1881, for more information or to register.

Folk Arts Demonstrations
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts folk arts demonstrations and crafts throughout the summer. Learn how to make birchbark baskets and dreamcatchers. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.


Continuing Education

MCN Scholarships
Museum Computer Network offers scholarships to attend the 2011 MCN Annual Conference, Atlanta Georgia, November 16-19, 2011. Deadline: August 1, 2011.

Preservation Plan Workshop
Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) offers workshop "Research and Writing of a Long Range Preservation Plan," August 18-19, 2011, Iowa State University, Ames IA. Register online.

Insurance Primer Workshop
Iowa Museum Association offers panel presentation "An Insurance Primer for Museums," August 22, 2011, 9 a.m. to noon, African American Museum, Cedar Rapids IA.

Grants Workshop
Iowa Museum Association hosts "Grant Seeking 101" workshop at Iowa Jewish Historical Society, Waukee IA, Monday August 29, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration due Friday August 19, 2011.

Genealogy Conference
Federation of Genealogical Societies and local host Illinois State Genealogical Society announce the FGS 2011 Conference, "Pathways to the Heartland" in Springfield IL, September 7-10, 2011.

AASLH Online Conference
Can't make it to Richmond VA, but want to attend American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting, September 14-16, 2011? Attend the online conference!

Early Bird Rate Ending
Attending the American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting in Richmond VA, September 14-16, 2011? Early Bird Rates apply through Friday July 29, 2011. Register online.

PastPerfect Training
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, will host PastPerfect Workshop October 24-25, 2011. For more information contact HCSCC, 218-299-5511.

MDL Tutorials
Minnesota Digital Library offers online metadata tutorials.


Small Museums Project
Do you want to make your voice heard on the key issues facing small nonprofits? Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Listening Post Project tracks how major trends affect nonprofits and how they respond. to participate.

Slide storage cabinetTwo (2) Multiplex Display Furniture (Model 4010, electrified) for slide storage. Working built-in light table. Contact for details, 952-212-4842.

Field Note

 Isanti County Historical Society receiving the grant from MHS, with the Governor in attendance

Isanti County Historical Society Heritage Center, Cambridge MN, was destroyed by arson Friday July 8, 2011. MHS Local History Services assisted with disaster recovery the following day. The museum building is a total loss.

While the majority of the collection was also lost, that which was recovered were among the most important for documenting the county's history.

There are photographs taken during the Saturday disaster response and recovery mission posted in Minnesota Local History on Facebook.

Pictured above is the award of an emergency state grant to assist with the cleaning and rehousing of recovered historic resources. Kathy McCully accepted the check from MHS Director Steve Elliott in the presence of Gov. Mark Dayton, who toured the site on Monday July 25, 2011.

Clean up efforts continue; contact Executive Director if you can help.

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