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Local History News
August 3, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

 MHCG Workshop 2010

Legacy Grants Workshops
MHS has scheduled a number of workshops prior to the fall deadlines for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program. Come learn about program changes, the new online application process, talk to grants staff about potential projects, and more. Register online.

  • Watonwan County Historical Society, Madelia, Monday August 15, 1 p.m.
    423 Dill Ave. SW, Madelia, MN 56062 (507) 642-3247
  • Staples City Hall, Staples, Tuesday August 16, 1 p.m.
    122 Sixth Street NE, Staples, Minnesota 56479 (218) 894-2550
  • Minneapolis Central Library, Wednesday August 17, 10 a.m.
    300 Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
  • Archer House, Northfield, Thursday August 18, 10 a.m.
    212 Division Street, Northfield, Minnesota 55057 (507) 645-5661
  • Hugo City Hall, Hugo, Thursday August 18, 6:30 p.m.
    14669 Fitzgerald Avenue North, Hugo, MN 55038 (651) 762-6300
  • Winona County Historical Society, Winona, Monday August 29, 10 a.m.
    160 Johnson St., Winona, Minnesota 55987 (507) 454-2723
  • Swift County Historical Society, Benson, Tuesday August 30, 1 p.m.
    2135 Minnesota Ave # 2, Benson, Minnesota 56215 (320) 843-4467
  • Tri River Pioneer Museum, Plummer, Wednesday August 31, 10 a.m.
    271 Central Avenue, Plummer, Minnesota 56748
  • St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth, Thursday September 1, 10 a.m.
    506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 733-7586

Webinars also offered: Tuesday August 23, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.; or Tuesday September 13, 10 a.m.

From the Blog

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History now has 608 followers. It's a nonsporting Big Ten Border Battle. Yes, 608 is the area code for UW-Madison, home of the Badgers. Minnesota Local History needs 4 more to like us to get 612, the area code for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. For reference, our counterpart Wisconsin Historical Society Field Services has 130 followers.

Other Blogs for Thought

Know Your Own Bone (7/5/2011): Barriers to Adopting a Social Media Policy: Radical Trust

The Uncataloged Museum (7/4/2011): Why Don't Museums have SuperFans? Should We?

NTHP Blog (7/27/2011): Is There a Bias Against Interpreting Women at Historic Sites?

Center for the Future of Museums (7/21/2011): The Future of Museum Ethics: Launching the Forecast

Job Opportunities

Collections Assistant
The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD, seeks Collections Assistant.

Marketing Manager
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks Marketing Manager. Position open until filled.

Executive Director
Brucemore, Cedar Rapids IA, seeks Executive Director.

Do History Here

Mower County Fair
Join Mower County Historical Society at the Mower County Fair, August 9-14, 2011. Lots of family programs and activities! Call MCHS, 507-437-6082, for more information.

Free Admission for Veterans
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, offers free admission to World War II veterans, Sunday August 14, 2011 in honor of Keep the Spirit of '45 ALIVE! Campaign. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

Bird Watching Event
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts LifeWorks Bird Watching Group, Thursday August 18, 2011, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The group will report on birding observations on the LeDuc grounds. Tours of LeDuc Historic Estate also available. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Green Revolution Exhibit
Join University of Minnesota of Libraries for an exhibit reception celebrating "Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness," Tuesday August 30, 2011, 5-7 p.m., Elmer L. Anderson Library, Minneapolis MN. Free; to register for the reception call 612-624-2370.

Iron Stories
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts student-made exhibit "Iron Stories from Tower," showing now through September 2011. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Fall Bus Tour
Save the date for Stearns History Museum's Fall Bus Tour, "Exploring Target Field," Saturday September 17, 2011. Limited seating remains. Contact , 320-253-8424, for more information.

Continuing Education

MACC Workshop
Midwest Art Conservation Center offers "Storing and Preserving Still Photographic Materials Collections" workshop, October 3, 2011, Minitex, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis campus.

Fund Your Mission

NEH Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities offers America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants and America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants. Deadline: August 17, 2011.


Planning Opportunity
City of South St. Paul celebrates its 125th birthday in 2012. The City seeks residents to volunteer on committees and at events during the year-long celebration. Contact , 651-554-3230, for more information.

IMLS Survey
Institute of Museum and Library Services wants your ideas and suggestions as it creates a five-year strategic plan. Deadline for comments: Friday August 12, 2011.

E-conservation Magazine Online
Issue number 20, July 2011, of e-conservation magazine is now online.

Charitable Giving 2011
Corporate giving to charities expected to be flat in 2011, after a rebound in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Disability Report
Read the first World Report on Disabilities, published by World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, June 2011.

Field Note

Rachael Martin

Welcome , executive director of Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN. Rachel came to CCHS in 2010 from Fairlawn in Superior WI, and is delighted to join the Minnesota Local History community.

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