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Local History News
October 12, 2011Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Statewide Plan

Help shape Minnesota's next statewide historic preservation plan!
A New Season: Preservation Plan for Minnesota's Historic Properties 2012-2017 available now for review on the Minnesota SHPO website. Written comments accepted through October 26, 2011.

Over 100 of your colleagues checked this out last week--find out why, and be sure to leave your comments, concerns, or praises to fold into our collective efforts for the next five years.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Small Grants Deadline
The next Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants small (Fast Track) grants deadline is Friday October 21, 2011. Completed applications must be received (date-stamped) by end of day on the deadline date. Please don't wait until the last minute!

Questions on completing the application or on your grant project? Grants Office staff is available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist you. 


From the Blog

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History fans jumped 7 notches to 670 this week. In the news: cemetery walks, BOOseum, bulk reduction and space issues, grants update, Northfield Historical Society makes national news.

Other Blogs...

Seen Led Zeppelin at your museum lately? (October 3, 2011, The Uncataloged Museum)

(October 10, 2011, Know Your Own Bone)


Job Opportunities

Associate Director of Development
Minnesota State Fair Foundation seeks Associate Director of Development. Deadline: October 18, 2011.

Associate, Grants Writer
Public Radio International seeks part-time Associate, Grant Writer. Deadline: October 22, 2011.

Assistant Director
Newberry Library, Chicago IL, seeks Assistant Director, Herman Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography. Deadline: November 1, 2011.


Do History Here

Civil War Talk
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts Steve Potts, who presents "Minnesota and the Civil War," Thursday October 13, 2011, 6 p.m. Call 800-372-6437 for more information.

Township History
Join Denmark Township Historical Society at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, South Washington County, for a talk by Carena Kelz on the early history of Denmark Township, Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7 p.m. Call 651-357-4244 for more information.

Victorian Seance
Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, hosts Victorian Seance and Mourning at the Cox House, October 20-23, 27, and 30, 2011. Shows at 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Tickets: $13/adults, $10 NCHS members. Children under 16 not admitted. Contact , 507-934-2160, for more information

Pancake Fundraiser
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, hosts pancake breakfast with Cambridge Chamber Business Expo to benefit ICHS, Saturday October 22, 2011, 8 a.m. to noon, Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve & Community Center. Tickets available at the door. Contact , 763-689-4229, for more information.

Ghost Stories
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, hosts Michael Norman, author of "The Nearly Departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends," Saturday October 22, 2011, 2 p.m. Free. Contact WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information.

Benefit Concert
Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, lost their Heritage Center and most of their archives to arson in July 2011. Help support them at the Heritage Jam, Saturday October 23, 2011, 3-6 p.m., Cambridge-Isanti High School Hardy Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $15. Contact ICHS, 763-689-4229, for more information or to purchase tickets.

Lonesome Ron's Round-Up
Join Harkin Store, 9 miles northwest of New Ulm MN, Sunday October 23, 2011, 1-4 p.m. for their last event of the season, Lonesome Ron's Round-Up. Enjoy music, gift shop sales, and Harkin Store history. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.

National Art Exhibition
Stevens County Historical Society, Morris MN, hosts "Horizontal Grandeur," an art exhibit celebrating the prairie, through October 28, 2011. For more information call 320-589-1719.

Genealogy Presentation
Stevens County Historical Society, Morris MN, hosts Dr. Harold Hinds, Jr., who will speak on researching and writing a family history, October 29, 2011, 10 a.m. Workshop followed by reception and book signing. For more information call 320-589-1719.

Genealogy Website Changes
Learn about the changes to two of the most popular genealogy websites, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, at University of Minnesota-Morris Briggs Library, Computer Lab 350a, Morris MN, Saturday November 5, 2011, 10 a.m.

Hand-Dipped Candles
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to try dipping candles at the historic Pond house, Pond Dakota Mission Park, Sunday November 6, 2011, 2-4 p.m. Make a pair to take home! Call 952-563-8693 for more information.


Continuing Education

Genealogy Workshop
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, offers Genealogy Detectives Workshop, Saturday October 22, 2011, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration required; space is limited to the first 8 paid registrations. Cost: $30/members; $40/nonmembers. Contact by Monday October 17, 2011 to register.

PastPerfect Training
Online training for PastPerfect, "Cataloging Collections with PastPerfect 5.0," December 6-8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to noon ET. Only $69 for AASLH members. Call 800-562-6080 to register.


News

Give to the Max Day
Get ready--this year's Give to the Max Day is Wednesday November 16, 2011.

New Toolkit
National History Day Committee of Society of American Archivists' Reference, Access and Outreach Section announces new online toolkit full of resources for National History Day.


Field Note

Hennepin History Museum fundraiser

History Fundraiser
Hennepin History Museum, Minneapolis MN, announces tickets are on sale for HistoryCrush, this year's benefit bash for the museum. Enjoy music, wine and cheese, silent auction, and the current exhibit "Flamboyant Tableaux," Saturday November 5, 2011, 7 p.m. Tickets $1000-$40; limited availability; purchase online or call 612-870-1329.

Photo courtesy Hennepin History Museum.


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In this Issue...
-Statewide Plan
-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-News
FEATURED BOOK
1968

The 1968 Project: A Nation Coming of Age, by Minnesota Historical Society Staff with Introduction by Brian Horrigan, Epilogue by Brad Zellar; compiled by Elizabeth Ault.

The 1968 Exhibit opens October 14, 2011 at Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN.


In Past Issues

Discussions and Questions

Job Announcements

Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Other Resources

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