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January 18, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Mid/Large Grants Update
Minnesota Historical Society's Executive Committee will meet on Thursday January 19, 2012 to approve the recommendations made by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee on the Fall Mid and Large grants. Applicants will receive notifications in the following weeks.

Partnership Grants
Grants Review Committee meets Thursday January 19, 2011 to consider the four partnership grant applications for the 2012 fiscal year. Applicants will receive notifications in the following weeks.


From the Blog

Social Networking 101: Does Facebook Have a Place in Preservation?
Podcasts of Preserve Minnesota sessions continue with a session on social media and its use in historic preservation. The presentations by Joe Hoover, Minnesota Historical Society; Will O’Keefe, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and Eli Pousson, Baltimore Heritage has been divided up into three separate videos.

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History fans have soared past 727, landing at 728--really taking off from last week's numbers. Let your friends in on what you enjoy about this Facebook site--maybe we could get to 737 by next week so you can enjoy more Boeing-related puns.

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Job Opportunities

Park Ranger
National Park Service seeks Park Ranger for Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton ND. Deadline: January 21, 2012.

Park Ranger (Interpretation)
National Park Service seeks Park Ranger (Interpretation) for Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton ND. Deadline: January 27, 2012.

Internship
Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis MN, seeks part-time Intern. Submit cover letter, resume, and CTC application to .

Internship
Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Juneau AK, seeks Museum Guest Services Intern for the summer season. Contact Jane Lindsey for more information or to apply.


Do History Here

Location Correction
Nicollet County Historical Society and Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN, will host author Corinne Marz at Alumni Hall, Jackson Student Union, Tuesday January 24, 2012, 4-5:30 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.

Photography Reception
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, hosts an opening reception for "Side By Side: Gerry and Margie Paint Blue Earth and Beyond," by photographers Gerry Tostenson and Margie Larson on Thursday January 19, 2012, 5-7 p.m. Call BECHS, 507-345-5566 for more information.

Balloon in Downtown Stillwater
Aamodt's Hot Air Balloon Company will, weather permitting, inflate one of their colorful balloons at the Washington County Historical Society's ice cream social, Saturday January 21, 2012, North Lowell Park, Stillwater. Call WCHS, 651-439-5956, for more information.


Half Breed Tract
Before it was the City of Lake City, it was the Half-Breed Tract, a reservation for the descendants of French-Canadian Fur Traders and Indian women. Find out more from Katie Himanga, who will give a presentation at Lake City City Call, Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7 p.m. Hosted by Lake City Historical Society. Call 651-345-2692 for more information.

Cabin Fever Reliever
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts Cabin Fever Reliever fundraiser inside the new History Center, Friday January 27, 2012. Dinner and entertainment run 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/adult, children's meal $5. Call 507-451-1420 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Minnesota Disasters
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts "Minnesota Disasters," a traveling exhibit from Minnesota Historical Society, January 28-March 18, 2012. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Winter History Fest
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites you to experience winter on the Minnesota frontier from a dogsled, play outdoor games, enjoy free refreshments, and view an 1800s style magic show at Pond Dakota Mission Park, Sunday January 29, 2012, noon to 4 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Downtown White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts "Then & Now: Downtown White Bear Lake, Part 2," Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, Monday January 30, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327, for more information.

Winona State History
Join Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, for a lecture on the history of Winona State's connection to the country of Argentina, Wednesday February 1, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

English Survival Skills
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, presents Timothy Forester, who will present "'How do you do?' and What Not to Do! Survival Skills in Austen's and Dickens' England," Wednesday February 8, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

Saw Mill Story
Ames-Florida-Stork House, Rockford MN, hosts "Full Steam Ahead: a Saw Mill Story," Lion's Building, Saturday February 11, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon or 12-2 p.m. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.

Ladies Nite In
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts fashion designer Christopher Straub for the "Ladies Nite In" event, Thursday February 16, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy wine, chocolate, and an informal chat about "Under Where? Unmentionables Exposed!" exhibit. Tickets: $10. Call 952-445-0378 for more information or to purchase tickets.

French Fete
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, celebrates Faribault's French heritage with a French Fete, dinner and dance, Saturday February 18, 2012, 6 p.m. Tickets: $30/person, or $10 for the dance only. Call 507-332-2121 by February 16, 2012 for reservations.

Pond House Stories
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to hear Steve St. Martin, Gideon and Agnes Pond's great-grandson, tell Pond family stories at the historic Pond house, Sunday February 19, 2012, 2 p.m. St. Martin lived on the Pond family farm for 21 years. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

White Bear's Notorious Gangsters
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts "White Bear's Notorious Gangsters," Wildwood Branch-Washington County Library, Mahtomedi MN, February 9, 2012, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and at Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, February 27, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327, for more information.

Ice Harvesting Talk
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts Tim Graf, who will speak on the history and process of ice harvesting, Thursday February 23, 2012, 7 p.m. Call RCHS, 507-332-2121, for more information.


Continuing Education

Genealogical Program
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) presents the Quarterly Program at Minnesota Genealogical Society, St. Paul MN, Saturday February 11, 2012, 12:30-2:45 p.m. Topic: "The Lands They Left: A Look at the Societies Which Bohemian, Moravian, Slovak and German Emigrants Left in the 19th Century," by Dr. Diethelm Prowe.

Leadership Training
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits offers a series of four Nonprofit Governance workshops, beginning January 18 and concluding March 28, 2012.

Annual Meeting
Organization of American Historians (OAH) and National Council on Public History (NCPH) announce their 2012 annual meeting, "Frontiers of Capitalism and Democracy," April 18-22, 2012, in Milwaukee WI.


Fund Your Mission

Preservation Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities' Division of Preservation and Access offers Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. Deadline: May 1, 2012.

News

Professional Development Award
Twin Cities Archives Round Table (TCART) announces availability of a Professional Development Award for TCART members. Application deadline: February 1, 2012.

Field Note

HCSCC Boom Exhibit

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces a new exhibit opening Friday January 27, 2012, "The Boom: 1945-1960 in Clay County." Opening reception 3:30-6 p.m., Hjemkomst Center museum. From the GI Bill to the Baby Boom, changes on the farm and TV to the Korean War, this exhibit looks at the exciting years that created modern America. Free. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

Photo courtesy Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.



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