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August 24, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

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.

One webinar still available: Tuesday September 13, 10 a.m.

Historic Resources Advisory Committee
Reminder: nominations to serve on the Historic Resources Advisory Committee are due September 9, 2011.


From the Blog

Blogs Elsewhere

Museum Planning: Museums are Hospitality by Mark Walhimer, August 16, 2011. Should museums be classified as part of the hospitality industry rather than as educational or entertainment organizations?

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History's numbers are up to 637! This week, read about new historical society buildings, cemetery walks, cell phone tours and grant training workshops.

Join Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants to keep up with the latest in the Legacy Grants world. Grantees share the products of their fabulous grants projects!

Try something new, like joining the 187 people following the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office.


Job Opportunities

Archival Consultant
University of Northern Iowa Museums, Cedar Falls IA, seeks Archival Consultant. Deadline: September 9, 2011.

Do History Here

Lunchbox History Series
Join Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, for the last Lunchbox History Series for 2011. Laura Helle, Executive Director of Hormel Historic Home, will present "How Cy Thomson Embezzled $1.19 Million from George A. Hormel & Co.," Thursday August 25, 2011, noon. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.

School Program
Harkin Store, Nicollet County, hosts a program on old schools in Nicollet County, Sunday August 28, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Harkin Store, operated by Nicollet County Historical Society, is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21. Call 507-354-8666 for 507-934-2160 for more information.

Vermillion Falls Walking Tours
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, offers tours of Vermillion Falls, September 3 and October 1, 2011. Reservations required. Contact , 651-437-7055.

History of Dolls
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet Tuesday September 6, 7 p.m. at LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. Following the business meeting, Nancy Splitstoser will speak on the history of dolls. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Civil War Weekend
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts Civil War Weekend, September 9-10, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Hermantown Harvest Fest
Join Hermantown Historical Society for Hermantown Harvest Fest, Saturday September 10, 2011, 9:30-4 p.m., Hermantown History Center, 5255 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown MN.

Civil War Round Table
Cannon Valley Civil War Round Table hosts Barry D. Adams, who will speak on "The Three Stories of Minnesota at Gettysburg," Thursday September 15, 2011, 7 p.m., Faribault Senior Center, Faribault MN. Call Dan Peterson, 507-332-8250, or Jan Stevens, 507-244-0500, for more information.


Continuing Education

Grant Seeking 101
Registration deadline extended to TODAY, August 24, 2011 for Iowa Museum Association "Grant Seeking 101" workshop Monday August 29, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Iowa Jewish Historical Society, Waukee IA.

Log Cabin Restoration Workshop
History Center of Olmsted County hosts hands-on log cabin workshop September 9-11, 2011 at the History Center. Presenter Mark Johnson will demonstrate stages of removal and replacement of damaged logs and re-chinking. Free. Contact , 507-282-9447 x117, for more information or to register.

AASLH Online Conference
Reminder! Register for American Association for State and Local History's Online Conference, September 14-16, 2011. Deadline: September 9, 2011.

Costume Workshop
Costume Society of America holds 2011 Midwest Conference "Costumes as Performance and Activism," October 14-15, 2011.


Field Note

James Younger Rye Beer

Northfield Historical Society introduced a new microbrew as a fundraiser to support their mission. The rye ale will be available at the Defeat of Jesse James Entertainment Center, September 8-10, 2011 as well as through area bars and liquor stores. 

Label graphic courtesy of Northfield Historical Society.


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-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
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Minnesota State Fair: an Illustrated History, by Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky.

The Minnesota State Fair begins August 26! Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press.


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