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August 17, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Final Reports
If your organization has an outstanding, overdue Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant, it is imperative that you submit the final report TODAY! We need to close the books on Fiscal Year 2011 this week. Unspent funds, including retainage on mid- and large-size grant awards, must be returned to the State of Minnesota. Organizations with open grants will be disqualified from consideration in future grant cycles.

Contact , 651-259-3459, in the Grants Office to wrap up final reporting.

Grants Workshops
Come learn about program changes, the new online application process, talk to grants staff about potential projects, and more. Several workshops remain. Register online.

  • 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, MN 55987 (507) 454-2723
  • Swift County Historical Society, Benson, Tuesday August 30, 1 p.m. 
    2135 Minnesota Ave # 2, Benson, MN 56215 (320) 843-4467
  • Tri River Pioneer Museum, Plummer, Wednesday August 31, 10 a.m. 
    271 Central Avenue, Plummer, MN 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.

FY 2012 Grant Cycles
The first Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants small grants deadline is Friday September 16, 2011. Pre-applications for mid- and large-size grants will be Friday October 7, 2011. All applications must be submitted via the Grants Portal powered by FLUXX; we can no longer accept paper and email applications. Please read application instructions prior to applying.

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Job Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks Administrative Assistant. Deadline: September 2, 2011.

Student Programs Coordinator
Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort KY, seeks Student Programs Coordinator. Deadline: September 2, 2011.

Curator of Buildings and Collections
Fallingwater, Mill Run PA, seeks Curator of Buildings and Collections.

Curator of Architecture and Design
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art seeks Curator of Architecture and Design.

Sr. Experience Designer
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago IL, seeks Sr. Experience Designer.

Unpaid Internships
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, St. Louis Park MN, seeks Arts Intern and Water for Peace Intern. Deadline: Open until filled.

Do History Here

CCHS at the Fair
Join Carlton County Historical Society at the Carlton County Fair, Barnum MN, August 18-21, 2011. Book signings, exhibits, and more. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Vintage Base Ball
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts the Northfield Silver Stars and Rochester Roosters in a match of vintage base ball, Saturday August 20, 2011, 1 p.m. Contact RCHS, 507-332-2121 for more information.

Afton Fest
Come to Afton Town Square Park, Afton MN for Afton Fest 2011, Saturday August 20, 2011, 3-10 p.m. Register to win behind-the-scenes collections storage area tours at Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota Historical Society.

Viking Ship Restoration Fundraiser
Leif Erikson Viking Ship Restoration Project announces an 85th anniversary celebration of a replica of Erikson's ship arriving in Duluth, Thursday August 25, 2011, 5 p.m., St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. The fundraiser will help restore and preserve the ship. Contact , 218-390-6314, for more information.

Gunflint Trail Event
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center hosts fundraiser "A Taste of the Gunflint Trail," Sunday September 4, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact , 218-388-9915, for more information.

9/11 Commemoration
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County hosts special event commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Sunday September 11, 2011, 2-3 p.m., Hjemkomst Center. Free. Call 218-299-5511 for more information. 

Continuing Education

AASLH Online Conference
Do you and your colleagues want to attend the American Association for State and Local History Online Conference, September 14-16, 2011, but can't meet in one place? AASLH is expanding the definition of 'group' to include organizations that are part of regional groups. Registration and session information available online.

AASLH Annual Meeting
Reminder from American Association for State and Local History that the advance registration for AASLH Annual Meeting, September 14-17, Richmond VA, ends Friday August 20, 2011.

PastPerfect Training
AYA Training and Consulting offers PastPerfect training sessions in Moorhead MN, October 24-25, 2011.


Civil War Vets Book
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Kandiyohi County Historical Society published a book about Civil War veterans of Kandiyohi County. Copies of the book are available at the Museum. Contact Jill Wohnoutka, 320-235-1881, for more information.

Donate Now Buttons
Blue Avocado discusses cheap vs. free for online donations.

Field Note

Kandiyohi CHS marker

Legacy Grant Spotlight
Kandiyohi County Historical Society received a large grant for $58,034 to broaden public access to Kandiyohi County history through installation of 28 historical markers and development of a historical sites guidebook and map. Contact Executive Director , 320-235-1881, for more information.

Photo courtesy of Kandiyohi County Historical Society.

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