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Local History News
June 27, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
Mid/Large Grants Update
Organizations that submitted a pre-application for the Summer Mid/Large grants round should expect reviewer feedback at the beginning of July. Grants Office staff will send an email to the Project Director with comments and suggestions. Final applications must be submitted by end of day on Friday July 27, 2012. Contact the with questions.

Spotlighted Project: Hands-On-History

Recipient: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Tourist Center
Funding Amount: $3,000
Project Overview

A hands on "walk through history" exhibit was developed by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum that puts the Walnut Grove area in context with the residency of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

From the Blog

Mitson House Museum – Canton Historical Society

While the Canton Historical Society is one of Minnesota’s newest historical organizations, the Mitson House Museum has been around since the 1970s. Along with the Canton Depot, the Mitson House Museum is undergoing changes with the community’s renewed interest in their historical assets.

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Job Opportunities

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

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

Program Coordinator
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks Program Coordinator, Teen Programs. Deadline: July 9, 2012.

Director of Development
American Craft Council, Minneapolis MN, seeks Director of Development. Deadline: July 15, 2012.

Paid Internship
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association offers Fall Fine Arts Show & Arts Administration Internship. Deadline: July 20, 2012.

Assistant/Associate Curator
Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks Assistant or Associate Curator of Indian & SE Asian Art. Deadline: July 21, 2012.

Executive Assistant
The Bakken, Minneapolis MN, seeks Executive Assistant. Deadline: July 25, 2012.

Minnetonka Center for the Arts seeks Registrar/Receptionist. Position open until filled.

Do History Here

Historic Movie Matinee
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, holds their next Movie Matinee Saturday June 30, 2012, 1 p.m. at the museum. They will show two 16 mm films from the CCHS collections, "Fiddle De Dee" and "Caged Fury." Admission $1; popcorn and punch will be served. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Patriotic Celebration
Join Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, for an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, Wednesday July 4, 2012, 5-7 p.m., Vernon Center MN. For more information contact Shelley Harrison, 507-345-5566.

Lorren Lindevig Day
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, celebrates Lorren Lindevig Day, July 4, 2012, 4:30 p.m. at the museum. Lindevig is an accomplished accordionist and community volunteer, including time spent on the Board of Directors for CCHS. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.


Breakfast Club
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts "Before the Five Rings," a discussion of the history of the Olympics with David J. Laliberte, Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9 a.m. Contact , 320-253-8424, with questions.

Open House
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to an open house to reveal its research library's new look, July 12, 2012, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Contact Allison, 952-445-0378, for more information.

Iron Man Car Show
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, invites the public to step back to the 1950s, '60s, and '70s with the Iron Man Car Show, July 14-15, 2012.

Presentation and Book Signing
Representative Dean Urdahl will give a presentation on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Thursday July 26, 2012, 7 p.m. at Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN. He will also discuss his three historical fiction novels set in Minnesota during the U.S.-Dakota War. Call 320-235-1881 for more information.

U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Hubbard County Historical Museum, Park Rapids MN, hosts Representative Dean Urdahl, who will speak on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Monday July 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Courthouse meeting room. Call 218-732-5237 for more information.

U.S.-Dakota War Bus Tour
As part of the 150th Anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War, Meeker County Historical Society, Litchfield MN, holds a bus tour that will stop at ten different Meeker County sites and historical markers, Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12, 2012, 1-5 p.m. Board the bus at the GAR Museum, 1 p.m. Cost : $15. Register through Community Education by Friday August 3, 2012, 320-693-2354.

Dakota Language Camp
Register now for Pond Dakota Heritage Society's 4th Annual Dakota Language Camp, August 14-16, 2012, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington MN.

Kids' Camp
Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, offers Camp Kwitchurbeliakin every Thursday now through August 16, 2012, 3-4:30 p.m., ages 3-12. Cost: $10/child. Call 218-365-4451 for reservations.

Continuing Education

Oral History Webinar--Tomorrow!
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) offers free, 90-minute WebWise Reprise webinar "Oral History in the Digital Age," Thursday June 28, 2012, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. No preregistration required; go to the virtual meeting room to login.

Deaccessioning Workshop
Small Museums Community Online invites colleagues to "Deaccessioning: It's Not a Four-Letter Word--Part II," Wednesday July 18, 2012, 2-3 p.m. Eastern. Login 15 minutes prior to meeting time. Contact with questions. Watch Part I of the series online.

Writers' Workshop
Stearns History Center, St. Cloud MN, invites the public to learn how to preserve family memories at "Writing Your Story," a workshop with Mary Weyrens Tasto, Tuesdays July 24, 31; and August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012. Cost: $30/series for members; $50/series for nonmembers. Registration deadline: Monday July 16, 2012. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Iowa Historic Preservation Workshop
Iowa State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission hosts a two-day Historic Preservation Workshop, August 2-3, 2012. Registration deadline: July 19, 2012.

Save the Date
Michigan Historic Preservation Network's 33rd Annual Conference will take place in Marquette MI, May 2013.

Field Note

Book Signing
Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN, hosts book signing for John Isch, author of "The Dakota Trials," and Darla Gebhard, author of "Eight Days in August," Friday June 29, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 507-233-2616 for more information. Books available from Brown County Historical Society.

Photo Credit: Kremena Spengler, The Journal, New Ulm, Minnesota

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