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June 13, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Reminder: Small Grants Deadline
The next small (Fast Track) grants deadline is this Friday June 15, 2012. If you're not ready to submit your proposal for this round, check our deadlines page for upcoming rounds. Contact the with questions.

Mid/Large Grants Round
The Grants Office received 91 applications for the FY2013 mid/large grants round, requesting over $8.6 million. The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) has approximately $3.5 million available to grant. Looking ahead, final applications are due July 27 and the HRAC meets September 6-7, 2012.

Spotlighted Project: Furnace Repair and Pest Control in the Miners Dry and Shaft House

Recipient: Ely Greenstone Public Art Committee
Funding Amount: $6,000
Project Overview

The Pioneer Mine Site, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was improved with the repair of the existing furnaces in the Miners Dry and Shaft Houses.

From the Blog

Facebook Findings

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Job Opportunities

Development Associate
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks Development Associate, Special Projects. Deadline: June 15, 2012.

Program Administrative Assistant
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks Program Administrative Assistant II. Deadline: June 20, 2012.

Curator of Engagement
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul MN, seeks . Deadline: June 22, 2012.

Policy Analyst
Minnesota Budget Project, an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, St. Paul MN, seeks Policy Analyst. Deadline: June 26, 2012.

Program and Volunteer Coordinator
Caponi Art Park, Eagan MN, seeks Program and Volunteer Coordinator. Deadline: June 30, 2012.

University Curator & Gallery Director
St. Ambrose University, Davenport IA, seeks University Curator & Gallery Director. Deadline: June 30, 2012.

Youth Development Specialist
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul MN, seeks part-time Youth Development Specialist. Deadline: July 6, 2012. 

Administrative Assistant
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks Administrative Assistant. Position open until filled.

Museum Educator
Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee IA, seeks Museum Educator.

Do History Here

Naval Aviation Talk
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, added a last-minute program to their schedule, "100 Years of Naval Aviation," with Lt. Andrew Peterson, Thursday June 14, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Historian John LaBatte will examine why some Dakota Indians wanted war while others opposed war, at Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, 1 p.m. Saturday June 16, 2012 in the historic commissary building; a battlefield tour will follow at 2:30 p.m. For more information contact Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160.

Virtual Tours
History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, offers Virtual Walking Tours as part of the 2012 RochesterFest, June 17, 20, and 24, 2012, 2 and 7 p.m. Call 507-282-9447 for more information or to buy tickets.

Ghost Towns Exhibit
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, opens "Ghost Towns of Mower County" with a grand opening reception, Tuesday June 19, 2012, 6-8 p.m. Call MCHS, 507-437-6082, for more information.

Two Exhibit Openings
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, invites the public to two exhibit openings on June 23, 2012, beginning 1 p.m. with a band concert on the museum plaza. View "Momentum," a traveling exhibit from VSA (international organization on arts and disabilities) and "125 Years of the St. Cloud Municipal Band." Free for members; $5/nonmembers. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Book Talks
New Ulm Public Library hosts author Corinne Hosfeld Smith, who will read from and sign copies of "Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau's Last Journey," Monday June 25, 2012, 7 p.m. Historian Corinne Monjeau-Marz will discuss her booklet "Recollections and Memories of August 17th, 1862: The Day Before the Dakota War," Thursday June 28, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.

Historic Pub Crawl
Join Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, for the Historic South Front Street Pub Crawl, Friday June 29, 2012, 6 p.m. Learn the history of area businesses and buildings and meet members of the Mankato Baltics 1860s Base Ball team. Cost: $15/members; $20/nonmembers. Space is limited; call BECHS, 507-345-5566, for more information or to purchase tickets.

Treaties Exhibit
"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations," a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Humanities Center, is on display now through July 6, 2012 at Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.

Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, will hold a mini-camp for children entering grades 4-6 in the fall, July 12-13, 2012. To sign up for "Agriculture Then and Now" contact , 507-332-2121.

Summer Events
History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, hosts History Hay Rides and Herstory, History Storytime throughout the summer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 507-282-9447 for more information.

Continuing Education

Family History Conference
Minnesota Genealogical Society summer Family History Conference will be held June 22-23, 2012, Mankato MN. Early bird registration due by June 15, 2012.

DPOE Train-the-Trainer Workshop
The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Train-the-Trainer workshop, Midwest region will take place August 21-24, 2012 in Indianapolis IN. There is no charge to participate in the workshop for selected applicants. Travel and lodging during the workshop will be provided free of charge. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by Friday, June 15, 2012 to the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education program.

IRS Workshops
Internal Revenue Service holds one-day workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire hosts Thursday June 28, 2012; register online.

AAM MAP Deadline
American Association of Museums' Museum Assessment Program is accepting applications from small and mid-sized museums of all types. Application deadline: July 1, 2012.

Advanced Technology Workshop
International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection offers "Advanced Technology: Understanding, Planning, and Implementing," a 2-day workshop about current trends and best practices in security and fire systems for cultural institutions. Hosted by Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN, August 8-9, 2012. Cost: $195/one day or $325/both days.


Cultural Data Project
Minnesota Cultural Data Project launched on June 1, 2012. The Cultural Data Project in an online management, research and advocacy tool for the arts and cultural sectors.

James-Younger Ale Returns!
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, announces that the James-Younger Rye Ale brew returns to the Taste of Northfield event, Thursday June 14, 2012.

Field Note
CG-4A Transport Glider
June 6, 2012 D-Day Anniversary open house at Villaume Industries, Eagan MN, showcasing a recently built replica of a CG-4A Transport Glider which were made for U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and used on D-Day.

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-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
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