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Local History News
August 31, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Grants Workshops
The grants workshops are wrapping up, but there's still time to learn about program changes, the new online application process, talk to grants staff about potential projects, and more. Register online.

Workshop Slides Available
Not able to attend the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants workshops or webinars? View the workshop slides online. Questions about the program? Call the Grants Office, 651-259-3467.

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

First Small Grants Deadline
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program is accepting applications for the first small grants--requests of $7,000 or less--of the new biennium. Deadline: Friday September 16, 2011. Apply online through the new grants portal. Questions? Contact the , 651-259-3467.

From the Blog

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History gained another 10 friends, bringing numbers up to 647! This week, read more about serial radio broadcasts, a plane crash dedication, and an update on the grants workshops.

Keep up with what your local history colleagues are doing around the state. Join Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants and see how grantees are sustaining and growing their grants projects.

Job Opportunities

Membership and Event Assistant
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul MN, seeks part time Membership and Event Assistant. Deadline: September 8, 2011.

Amana Heritage Society, Amana IA, seeks curatorial Intern; position begins September 2011.

Days of '76 Museum, Deadwood SD, seeks Director. Deadline: October 1, 2011.

Do History Here

Book Talk and Tour
Mill City Museum and Brooklyn History Round Table host Duluth author Jack Salmela, who will talk about his new book "Sisterhood of the Hennepin Chalice," Saturday September 3, 2011, 10-11 a.m., Mill City Museum, Minneapolis MN. Includes tour of Minneapolis milling area. Call Diane, 763-607-1150, to RSVP.

Documentary Film
Join Nicollet County Historical Society at Treaty Site History Center, St. Peter MN, to view "River Revival: Working Together to Save the Minnesota River," Thursday September 8, 2011, 7 p.m. For more information contact Scott Kudelka, 507-389-2304.

MCAD Joint Reception
Join Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a free joint reception celebrating "Present Tense: MCAD Faculty Exhibition 2011" and "Art-I-Facts: an Unconventional History of MCAD," Friday September 9, 2011, 6-8 p.m. Contact , 612-874-3667, for more information.

Correction--Civil War Weekend Dates
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts Civil War Weekend, September 10-11, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Victorian Tea
Kenyon Area Historical Society, Kenyon MN, hosts Victorian Tea at the M.T. Gunderson Home, September 10-11, 2011, 4 p.m. Call Carol Lozon, 507-789-6497, to RSVP.

Vintage Base Ball Game
St. Croix Base Ball Club and Denmark Demons play vintage base ball Sunday September 11, 2011, 1 p.m., Denmark Town Hall, Washington County MN. Call Jean Boyd, 651-436-8031 or Lauren Cran, 651-436-7639, for more information.

Grandparents Day
Harkin Store, nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, hosts Grandparents Day, Sunday September 11, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Breakfast Club Program
Join Stearns History Center, St. Cloud MN, for "Thinking Inside the Box: a Look at the History of Funeral Services," Wednesday September 14, 2011, 9-10 a.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Yard Sale
Nicollet County Historical Society announces an antique and collectible yard sale at E. St. Julien Cox House, St. Peter MN, September 15-17, 2011. Call Mary or Tia, 507-934-5653, for more information.

Book Talk
Mary Lethert Wingerd will discuss her book "North Country: The Making of Minnesota," Sunday September 18, 2011, 2 p.m., Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington MN. Sponsored by Bloomington Historical Society, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, and Pond Dakota Heritage Society. Suggested donation: $2. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

River Rendezvous
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society for River Rendezvous, Saturday September 24, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington MN. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Civil War Encampment
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts 2nd Minnesota Battery Light Artillery Civil War Encampment, Saturday September 24, 2011, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Jill Wohnoutka, 320-235-1881, for more information.

Historic House Tour
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society invites the public to tour ten fabulous historic houses on and around White Bear Lake, Sunday September 25, 2011, noon to 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance (members $20); $30 day of tour. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.

Continuing Education

Long Range Conservation Plan
Midwest Art Conservation Center offers two-day workshop "The Research and Writing of a Long Range Conservation Plan." Two sets of dates and locations: October 18-19, 2011, Iowa State University, Ames IA; or November 8-9, 2011, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Chazen Museum of Art, Madison WI.

Fund Your Mission

Museums for America Grants
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for Museums for America grants. Deadline: November 1, 2011.


Opera House Auction
Historic 1907 Batcher Block Opera House, Staples MN, to be sold via sealed bid auction September 20, 2011.

Field Note

Hewitt School

Legacy Grant Spotlight
City of Hewitt, Todd County MN, received a large grant award of $156,369 in the Fall mid/large grant cycle for roof and window repair on the Hewitt Public School.

Photo courtesy City of Hewitt.

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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
Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon: a Social and Pictorial History of the Minnesota State Fair, by Karal Ann Marling.

Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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