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Local History News
September 14, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Small Grants Deadline
Apply now for the first Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants small grants round of the 2012 fiscal year. Deadline: Friday September 16, 2011. Applications must be submitted via the new grants portal--the Grants Office no longer accepts mailed, faxed, or emailed applications. Questions? Contact the , 651-259-3467.

From the Blog

AccessScriver Building-Accessibility Project

A $200,000 grant the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund enabled the Northfield Historical Society to complete a accessibility project that has been part of their long range plan since NHS was established in 1975.

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History's supporters continue to grow--our numbers are now up to 655! This week, read up on suburban history, all-you-can-eat waffle fundraisers, how to support National Register nominations, and more. Something for everyone!

Job Opportunities

Museum Director
Polk County Historical Society, Balsam Lake WI, seeks Museum Director. Deadline: September 25, 2011.

Collections Assistant
Iowa Jewish Historical Society, Waukee IA, seeks part-time, temporary Collections Assistant. Deadline: September 30, 2011.

Director of External Relations
The Bakken, Minneapolis MN, seeks Director of External Relations.  cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.

Do History Here

Hmong Textile Exhibit
Center for Hmong Studies, St. Paul MN, hosts a reception for their newest exhibit "Hmong History Through Textile," Thursday September 15, 2011, 5-7 p.m., Concordia University.

Downtown White Bear Lake Tour
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society on Saturday September 17 or Saturday October 1, 2011, for a walking tour of the downtown area, past and present, historic and modern. Cost: $15/person; $12/members. Call 651-407-5327 for reservations.

Vintage Jewelry
Join Jan Stevens at Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, for a talk on the history of vintage jewelry, Thursday September 22, 2011, 7 p.m. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.

Film Screening
Join Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, at the Hay Lake Museum Complex for a special screening of the film "An Ode to Stillwater: The John Runk Films," Friday September 23, 2011, 7 p.m. Contact Hay Lake Museum Complex, 651-433-4014, or WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information.

Hangar Dance
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts Bees Knees 1920s Hangar Dance, Saturday September 24, 2011, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Flying Cloud Airport, Gate H. Contact , 952-445-0378, for more information or to purchase tickets.

Esko History Day
Esko Historical Society hosts Esko History Day, Saturday September 24, 2011, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour the Society's museum buildings and listen to live entertainment--free! Light lunch available for purchase.

World War II Talk
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, hosts Olav Crone Aamot, who will discuss his experiences as part of the Royal Norwegian Army during World War II, Saturday September 24, 2011, 2 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

Meet Lizzie Lipinske
Harkin Store, near New Ulm MN, hosts author Gail Ann Wood, who will sign copies of "Lizzie and the Prairie Fire," a book based on the life of Lizzie Lipinske, the author's grandmother, Sunday September 25, 2011, 1-4 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 or contact Nicollet County Historical Society for more information.

White Bear's Golden Resort Era
Through an illustrated program Monday September 26, 2011, 6 p.m. at Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, explore the grandest of the White Bear Lake resorts and recreation sites. Hosted by White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.  

Kathio Archaeology Day
Come to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park on Saturday October 1, 2011, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Kathio Archaeology Day. Drive a few miles south and take in Mille Lacs Indian Museum, too.

"One Shot" Exhibit
Winona History Center will exhibit photos from the Kelley photograph collection, October 1, 2011 through January 8, 2012. Member opening reception September 29, 2011, 5-7 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

Fraud Trial Reenactment
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts "The Rise and Fall of W.B. Foshay," a fraud trial reenactment, October 6-7, 2011, F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. Call 651-292-3276 for tickets or purchase onsite at Landmark Gift Shop, Landmark Center.

Railroad Walking Tour
Hamline Midway History Corps, St. Paul MN, offers walking tour of Minnesota Transfer Railroad Company Yards, Sunday October 9, 2011, 1 p.m. 

Annual Meeting
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, announces their Annual Meeting on Sunday October 16, 2011, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Barn. Dinner at 12:30 p.m. followed by Lylas Boonstra's presentation on Civil War era quilts. Cost: $12. Contact , 320-235-1881, for more information or for reservations.

Trolley Rides
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, offers trolley rides to historic Glen Location Thursdays, 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m., through October 29, 2011. Activities for kids and families. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Continuing Education

Genealogy Conference
Minnesota Genealogical Society hosts 4th Annual North Star Genealogical Conference, October 7-8, 2011, Colonial Church of Edina.

Management Seminar
Minnesota Genealogical Society invites officers, directors and volunteers in Upper Midwest genealogical and historical societies for management workshop led by George G. Morgan, Friday October 7, 2011.

Scholarship Deadline
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, announces October 14, 2011 as the next deadline for the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship. Available to history majors and minors who reside in St. Louis County. Contact , 218-733-7500, for more information.


Historic Preservation Conference
Preserve Minnesota 2011--31st Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference takes place September 22-23, 2011 at Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault MN.


Scavenger Hunt Answer 3 - Rupperts barHistory Scavenger Hunt Winner
Scott County Historical Society awarded the winning prize to the Knox Family for their entry into the Jordan History Scavenger Hunt held this summer during Heimatfest. Final History Scavenger Hunt planned for New Prague Dozinky Days, September 15-19, 2011. Contact , 952-445-0378, for more information.

Book Launch
St. Anthony Park Carnegie Library hosts author Kevin Clemens at a book launch for "Carnegie Libraries of Minnesota," September 26, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.

Teacher Guides
Minnesota Digital Library has made Teacher Guides to Minnesota Reflections available on the MDL website.

Field Note

Sleepy Eye Corn

Recitation of accomplishments is another way to share history. Many cities across the state announce on billboards and other signage their contributions to the state's story--most often athletics, but not always. Here, the city of Sleepy Eye MN celebrates several notable events.

Photo courtesy of Deborah L. Miller.

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-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
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-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
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