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Local History News
September 7, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

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

Grants Workshops
The on-site grants workshops are over, but you can still learn about program changes, the new online application process, ask questions about potential projects, and more through our webinar, Tuesday September 13, 2011, 10 a.m.

Workshop Video and Slides Available
Not able to attend the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants workshops or webinars? We have a variety of resources to assist you.

Questions about the program? Call the Grants Office, 651-259-3467.

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 Grants Office, 651-259-3467.


From the Blog

Mobile screen shotHistorical Mobile Walking Tour
Jennifer Weaver, the assistant director at the Winona County Historical Society describes their new smartphone tour of buildings in downtown Winona which uses the free and open source application, Tap Tours.

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant helped fund the tour which will augment an upcoming National Endowment for the Humanities funded exhibit at the Winona County Historical Society museum on the historic built environment.

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History's 650 fans learn something new each week about the local history community. This week: the return of Chief Sleepy Eye's peace pipe, open house for Frank Gehry's Winton Guest House.


Job Opportunities

Historic Site Supervisor
State Historical Society of North Dakota seeks Historic Site Supervisor III at Fort Totten State Historic Site, Fort Totten ND. Deadline: September 9, 2011.

Director
Humboldt Area Arts Community, Humboldt IA, seeks part-time Art Center Director. Deadline: October 1, 2011.

Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis MN, seeks Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator.

Program Assistant/Archives
University of Northern Iowa Museums seeks full-time, temporary Program Assistant/Archives.

Intern Job Fair
Iowa Museum Association presents free Intern Job Fair and networking reception, Sunday October 16, 2011 at Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, Johnston IA.


Do History Here

Children's Activities
Minnesota Discovery Center hosts guided children's activities in conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Minnesota on the Map," Saturday September 10, 2011, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

History Lunch
St. Louis County Historical Society presents "Lunch with the History People," Thursday September 15, 2011, noon to 1 p.m., St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. Mark Atkinson discusses "The History of Lakeside Businesses and Business Owners." Reservations encouraged. Call SLCHS, 218-733-7586, for more information.

History of Rowing
St. Louis County Historical Society and Duluth Rowing Club present "Catching Duluth History: Celebrating 125 Years of Rowing in the Twin Ports," Friday September 16, 2011, 7 p.m., St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. Advance tickets required. Call SLCHS, 218-733-7586, for more information.

Snakes!
Harkin Store, located on Nicollet County Road 21 northwest of New Ulm, hosts Tom Jessen, who will bring his collection of snakes on Sunday September 18, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Ramsey Hill House Tour
Ramsey Hill Association presents its biannual historic house tour, "Evening of Elegance," Thursday September 22, 2011, 5-9 p.m.


Continuing Education

Publishing 101
Granite City Book Club presents "Publishing 101" at Stearns History Museum, Monday September 12, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m. Seal Dwyer of North Star Press will discuss how to write, publish, and sell books. Call Stearns History Center, 320-253-8424, for more information.

Grant Development Workshop
The Grant Training Center sponsors "Professional Grant Development Workshop," September 12-14, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis MN. Can't make it? Join the webinar, Monday September 19, 2011, 2-4 p.m. EST.

Scholarship Deadline Extended
Deadline for scholarship applications extended for the National Trust for Historic Preservation's fundraising workshop "The Buck Starts Here: Fundraising for Small Preservation Non-Profits," held in Stoughton WI, November 7-8, 2011. Postmark deadline for scholarship applications: September 15, 2011.

CAP Applications
The 2012 Conservation Assessment Program applications will be available October 3, 2011. Deadline: December 1, 2011.

Window Restoration Classes
Saint Paul Community Education offers two reasonably-priced classes on window restoration.

Management Institute
Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) announces the 12th Annual Jekyll Island Management Institute, Jekyll Island GA, January 24-31, 2012. For more information contact Martha Battle Jackson, 919-733-7862 x236.


News

Non-Interpretive Messages
Museum consultant Monica Post seeks examples of non-interpretive messages museums communicate to the public, and the impact the messages have on our organizations. Send examples to  by September 21, 2011.

Small Museum Survey
Please complete a short survey for Janice Klein, who will present on small museums and visitor studies at next week's AASLH meeting.

Online Newsletter
September 2011 issue of , published by National Council on Public History, is now available online.

Preservation Video Game
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Elizabeth Goins was awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Park Service and National Center for Preservation Training and Technology to develop an interactive video game for preservation and conservation.


Field Note

Britta and Susan

At the regular Historic Preservation Department meeting on September 7, 2011, Deputy SHPO and Department Head Britta Bloomberg and National Register Historian Susan Roth announced their retirements effective December 31 and November 30, 2011, respectively.

Job announcements will be available on the Minnesota Historical Society website beginning Thursday September 15, 2011. Please take a moment to wish them well on the next phase of their lives and thank them for nearly 60 years of collective experience and wisdom. Together they have tangibly improved the quality of life for all Minnesotans by shaping the way the built environment is preserved and utilized.


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