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Local History News
January 25, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Grant Awards Announced
At their meeting last Thursday, Minnesota Historical Society Executive Committee approved the funding for 59 mid/large Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants and 4 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund external partnership grants. Read more about them on the Legacy grants website.

From the Blog

Bernice Magnussen shows off her favorite flipping stick made by her fatherLocal History Newsletter Digest - This weeks article "Secrets of the Best Lefse Cooks of Clearwater County" was originally printed in "Clearwater County History News" Volume 21, Number 6, November-December 2011. Reprinted with permission from Clearwater County Historical Society.

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History fans will have to wait a bit for the Boeing puns; but at 731 members, we're still soaring. In the news this week:

Job Opportunities

Living History Farms, Urbandale IA, has paid and volunteer Summer Internships available. Deadline: February 15, 2012.

Paid Internship
Hickory Hill, Thomson GA, seeks Museum Education Intern. Deadline: February 29, 2012.

Do History Here

"Lost Winona"
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts "Lost Winona," Friday January 27, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Archivist Walter Bennick will present. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

Woodturning Demonstration
Stop by the AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, to see artists Linda Ferber work woodturning magic, Saturday January 28 and Sunday February 5, 2012, 12-3 p.m. Contact Gallery of Wood Art for more information.

Annual Meeting
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, hosts their Annual Meeting, Sunday January 29, 2012, 2 p.m. John Grabko Sr. presents "Lands of the U.S. Dakota War 1862." Free. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.

Exhibit Opening
Pine Island Township exhibit opens Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN. Free open house 1-4 p.m. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.

History Meeting
The next Region 5 History Coalition meeting is scheduled for Tuesday January 31, 2012, 1 p.m., Region 5 Development Commission's office, Staples MN. Please note their new location: 200 1st Street NE, Ste 2. Steve Elliott, Minnesota Historical Society Director and CEO, will be the guest speaker. RSVP to Mary Warner.

History Meeting
Zumbrota Area Historical Society, Zumbrota MN, will host the next Goodhue County Historical Organizations meeting, Tuesday Janu
ary 31, 2012, 3 p.m. Contact Karen Brooks for more information.

Exhibits Opening
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, hosts two new exhibits, "Exploring Now: 365 Days to 50" and "The sheARTS Project: Art Hats for Breast Cancer Awareness." Both showcase how art heals the soul in times of life's challenges. On display February 4 through March 26, 2012. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

Civil War Course
Columbia Heights Community Education offers "Minnesota's Two Civil Wars," taught by Stephen Osman, February 6 through March 5, 2012, 7-8:30 p.m., Columbia Heights High School Media Center. Register online.

Disaster Stories
In conjunction with the traveling exhibit "Minnesota Disasters," Stearns History Center, St. Cloud MN, invites the public to "Show and Share Your Minnesota Disaster," Monday February 6, 2012, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Kids cutting iceIce Harvesting
Waseca County Historical Society, Waseca MN, invites the public to the Annual Ice Harvest on Clear Lake, Waseca MN, Wednesday February 8, 2012, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities for the whole family!
Sponsored by WCHS, Farmamerica, and Akorn Creations, Janesville MN. For more information, contact Joan Mooney, 507-835-7700.

Open House
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Museum Open House, Sunday February 12, 2012, noon-4 p.m. Free. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

New Deal Talk
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Rolf Anderson, who will speak on "The New Deal in Minnesota," Wednesday February 15, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

Bling & Chocolate
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, hosts "Bling & Chocolate," Sunday February 19, 2012, 2-4 p.m. A fun afternoon of fabulous jewelry and delicious chocolate desserts! Tickets: $15 in advance. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.

Luncheon Fundraiser
Wadena County Historical Society, Wadena MN, will hold a Presidents' Day Sloppy Joes Luncheon Fundraiser, Monday February 20, 2012, Wadena United Methodist Church. Free-will donations accepted. Contact Sandi Pratt, 218-631-9079, for more information.

Book Chat
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts book chat on "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova, a debut novel about a woman's sudden descent into early Alzheimer's disease, Wednesday February 22, 2012, 12:05 p.m. Call 507-4545-2723 for more information.

Fund Your Mission

Incentive Grants
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation offers Incentive Grant Program. Deadline: February 15, 2012.

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

Continuing Education

Collections Management Policies
Northern States Conservation Center offers online Collections Management Policies class (MS 209), February 6 to March 16, 2012.

German Genealogy Workshop
The Germanic Genealogy Society, St. Paul MN, will offer a workshop for people interested in the northern aread of Germanic countries, Sunday February 12, 2012, 2-5 p.m., Concordia University Library & Technology Center, St. Paul. Cost: $5.

Call for Papers
The 22nd Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium will be held at Historic Fort Osage, Sibley MO, March 24-25, 2012. No registration or fees required to attend. Contact for more information.

Call for Papers
Northern Great Plains History Conference, which will be held in Fargo ND, September 26-29, 2012, announces a Call for Papers. Deadline: April 2, 2012. 


Exhibit Input Sought
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, seeks input for a new exhibit featuring Hjemkomst voyage artifacts. The exhibit is currently under development and will open July 21, 2012. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

EdCom Excellence Awards
EdCom Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions to museum education by individual practitioners, museums offering distinguished programming, and individuals demonstrating leadership. Deadline for nominations: February 10, 2012.

SAA Awards
Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2012 Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award. Deadline: February 28, 2012.

AASLH Awards
Nominations for the 2012 Amercian Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards are due March 1, 2012. Contact State Team Leader for more information.

IRS Search Tool
Internal Revenue Service announces the launch of their new online search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, which will help users more easily find information about tax-exempt organizations.

NAPC Website
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) has a newly designed website.

Field Note

Museum Mystery
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, requests the public's help in identifying the anonymous woman in this oil painting. She is part of the museum's "Museum Mysteries" gallery, Stop by to view the museum mysteries, or if you have a lead on this one, contact CCHS, 218-879-1938.

Photo courtesy Carlton County Historical Society.

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-Do History Here
-Fund Your Mission
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