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

LHN Schedule

Reminder: Local History News will not be published the weeks of December 21 and 28, 2011. Look for the next issue in your inbox on Wednesday January 4, 2012. Happy Holidays! See you next year.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Small Grants Deadline
Reminder: the next Fast Track grants deadline is Friday January 13, 2012. Contact the Grants Office with questions.

From the Blog

Addressing Common Design Review Issues
Another podcast from Preserve Minnesota 2011, the Statewide Preservation Conference.
Some design issues show up over and over again, but that doesn’t mean the reviews get any easier. One recurring issue is determining if changes to a commercial building have acquired significance and if so, how they should be preserved. Presenters: Audrey Tepper, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.; Natascha Wiener, SHPO senior design reviewer.

Other Blogs

What Do You Do with Collections in a 21st Century House Museum? - What are the challenges facing deaccessioning at historic sites?

Facebook Findings

Local History Newsletter Digest - This weeks article "Linwood's Ballot Box" was originally printed in "History Center News" Volume 46, Number 6, November-December 2011. Reprinted with permission from Anoka County Historical Society

Minnesota Local History fans, you did it! Congratulations to Christopher G. Kind, who became number 700 to 'like' our Facebook page. Now up to 704 members, news of interest this week includes the legislative auditor's report for some of the Legacy Amendment funds, dredge William A. Thompson likely not moving to Minnesota.

Job Opportunities

Program Assistant
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Ames IA, seeks part-time Program Assistant (Volunteer Coordinator). Deadline: December 28, 2011.

Paid Internship
American Conservation Experience, Flagstaff AZ, seeks part-time, temporary Archaeology Museum Intern to work with Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Office.  for more information or to apply.

Paid Internship
State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck ND, seeks Curatorial Technician Intern. Deadline: March 9, 2012. Contact , 701-328-2666, for more information.

Do History Here

Tinsel Time
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, invites the public to view their newest exhibit "Tinsel Time--A Mid-Century Christmas!" open through the holiday season. Call 507-835-7700 for more information.

Book Signing
Wadena County Historical Society, Wadena MN, hosts book signing event for Wadena author Paul Sailer, who wrote "The Oranges are Sweet," Thursday December 15, 2011, 4:35-7 p.m. Free. Refreshments served. Call 218-631-9079 for more information.

Traditional German Christmas
Join Historic St. John's Lutheran of Bradford MN in celebrating the end of the holiday season, Epiphany Sunday January 8, 2012. "Lessons and Carols in the German Style," 2 p.m. "A Most Beautiful Candlelight Service," 4 p.m. Call 763-444-9320 with questions.

Traveling Exhibit
Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place, a traveling exhibit developed by All My Relations Arts of Native American Community Development Institute, Minneapolis MN, will be traveling the state now through June 30, 2012. View venues online.

Continuing Education

Free Webinar
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers hosts free webinar, "Internship Best Practices," December 21, 2011, 10-11 a.m. Space is limited; register now. Contact with questions.


Civil War Exhibit
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library presents "Torn in Two: 150 Anniversary of the Civil War," on display through December 31, 2011, but the interactive website will remain available after that date.

Getting Attention! blog needs your feedback. What's the biggest marketing lesson you learned (or re-learned) in 2011? Respond by December 31, 2011.

Locomotive Restoration
Lake County Historical Society, Two Harbors MN, announces that they have completed restoration of the Yellowstone Mallet #229 Locomotive. LCHS will host an official dedication in the spring, to include unveiling a commemorative kiosk. Contact , 218-834-4898, for more information.

Beer Fundraiser
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, announced that the sale of James-Younger 1876 Rye Ale brought them a donation of $1400.

Emerging Technologies
New Media Consortium posted a study of the kinds of emerging technologies and how and when those might impact museums. Create a free account to access the free report.

Are You Amazing?
Did your organization do something amazing this year? Submit a nomination to the American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards. Questions? Contact State Leadership Team Leader . Deadline: March 1, 2012.

Field Note

Carlton CHS tree

Santa in Cloquet
Bring the young and young-at-heart to see Santa Claus at Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, Saturday December 17, 2011, 1-3 p.m. Free photo with Santa, refreshments, storytelling, Admission $1, ages 12 and up. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

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Electric Theater

Electric Theater: The Emergence of Cinema in Northfield, 1896-1917, by Carol Donelan.

Order from Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN.

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