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

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Mark your calendars for these upcoming Legacy grants deadlines:

  • Mid/Large pre-applications (required): June 1, 2012; final applications: July 27, 2012
  • Small grants: June 15, 2012

This will be the only mid/large grant round for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013). Additional small grant deadlines will be added soon. Contact the Grants Office with questions or for more information.

Spotlighted MHCG Project
Gunflint Trail Historical Society Oral History Project
Recipient: Gunflint Trail Historical Society
Funding Amount: $5,200
Project Overview
GTHS hired a contractor who: 1. Transcribed 32 recorded oral interviews of residents of the Gunflint Trail. 2. Conducted further interviews (to be recorded and transcribed as well) of many more area residents, some in their eighties and nineties. 3. Digitized all oral histories and transcriptions and entered them into PastPerfect Software.

From the Blog

Grant Workshop
Full day grant workshop at the Blue Earth County Historical Society with presenter Steve Paprocki, President, Access Philanthropy.

This is a combined podcast with all four sessions for a combined length of 4 hours. Watch the presentation or download the audio.


Local History Newsletter Digest:
We Meant Well… Caring for scrapbooks and photo albums

The following article was originally printed in "History Center News" January-February 2012, Volume 42, Number 1. Reprinted with permission from Anoka County Historical Society.

Facebook Findings

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Patent Medicine Query
Bob Herskovitz is seeking information about Patent Medicines in the collections of local history organizations. If you have them, please let Bob know.

Job Opportunities

Historical Consultant/Cultural Resources Professional
Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Grand Marais MN, seeks qualified professionals to complete a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) of the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center property. Contact for job description and application instructions. Deadline: April 30, 2012.

Paid Internship
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM), St. Paul MN, seeks Field Services Intern. Deadline: May 4, 2012.

Student Program
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, Waterloo IA, seeks history, public history, or museum studies students to work part time in the John Deere Part-Time Student Program.  

Do History Here

Base Ball Game
Mankato Baltics, 1860s-style base ball team, fires up for the 2012 season with a "Striker-to-the-Line!" Season Kickoff event, Friday April 20, 2012, 5:30-8 p.m., 5th and Cherry Streets, Mankato MN. Contact Blue Earth County Historical Society, 507-345-5566, for more information.

History Conversation
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts the next History Conversation, "Law and Justice in a Lawless Place: G-Man vs. Gangster in the 1930s," April 21, 2012, 10:30 a.m. Arrive 9:30 a.m. for tour. Free, but reservations required. Contact , 651-292-3063, to reserve your space.

Annual Meeting
Cokato Historical Society, Cokato MN, holds its annual meeting Tuesday April 24, 2012, 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room, Cokato Public Library. Ed and Sue Claessen, authors of "Making Tracks: C.L. Best and the Caterpillar Tractor Co.," will be the featured speakers. Call 320-286-2427 for more information.

History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces the next History in a Pint, Tuesday April 24, 2012, 6 p.m. The speaker will be famed Flying Tiger fighter pilot Wayne "Whitey" Johnson. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356, for more information.

Steele County MuseumGrand Opening
Steele County Historical Society will hold a grand opening for its new facility, which caps off years of careful planning and relentless fundraising. The ribbon cutting is Thursday April 26, 2012, at 10 a.m. Send well wishes to Laura Resler, executive director.

Mother's Day Tea
Invite your favorite mom to the Mother's Day Tea at the historic Fillebrown House, hosted by White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, Saturday May 12, 2012, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $25/public; $20 WBLAHS members. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327 or make your reservation online.

Authors' Sundays
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, will host Anne LeDuc, great great granddaughter of General William Gates LeDuc and Mary Elizabeth Bronson LeDuc, who will speak on adventures in the "big house in Hastings" and genealogy of the LeDuc family, Sunday May 20, 2012, 1-3 p.m. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

White Bear and the Civil War
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts discussion on White Bear Lake during the Civil War, Monday May 21, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Free, but donations are welcome. Presented by White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.

Low at the Cemetery
Friends of the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis MN, announces that Low will headline their 2012 Benefit Concert, June 9, 2012. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; tickets $16/advance, $20/gate (children 12 and under free).

Continuing Education

Registration Deadline
Iowa Museum Association issues a reminder that Monday April 23, 2012 is the deadline for registration for the "Marketing Your Museum: Tips from a Newspaper Professional" workshop, to be held April 30, 2012, 9 a.m. to noon, Salisbury House and Gardens, Des Moines IA.

Genealogy Conference
Germanic Genealogy Society of Minnesota will hold its Spring Conference at Luther Seminary, Northwestern Hall, May 11-12, 2012. Featured speaker will be Hank Z. Jones. More information is available on the GGS website or by calling Kent, 612-920-8118.

Library Symposium
Lake Superior Libraries Symposium has opened registration to its inaugural conference, June 1, 2012 at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC), Superior WI. Register online. Contact Adam Brisk, 715-394-6677 x6276, for more information.


Volunteer Appreciation
Local History News ran the question "What is your organization doing to honor your volunteers?" in the April 4 issue. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, responded: their 2200 volunteers "will receive an electronic greeting card when they check in for their shift. Supervisors will provide individual acknowledgement to the volunteers and interns under their direction. Special recognition programs will be held in May and June."

Field Note

U.S.-Dakota War Exhibit
Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN, is diligently working on their new exhibit, "Never Shall I Forget," Brown County and the U.S. Dakota War of 1862. To honor this history, BCHS is planning a new Dakota War exhibit for the entire third floor of the museum.
Hundreds of artifacts, photographs, stories, and images--many never exhibited before--will be used to tell the story of the war. Save the date for the exhibit opening, Tuesday August 21, 2012. For more information, call 507-233-2616.

Photo courtesy Brown County Historical Society.

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