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Local History News
August 15, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

Small Grants Deadline
The next Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants small grants deadline is this Friday August 17, 2012. Applications must be submitted via the grants portal by midnight on Friday. Questions? Contact Melinda Hutchinson, 651-259-3459, or John Fulton, 651-259-3467.

HRAC Meeting
If you're an applicant to the Summer 2012 mid/large grants round and you plan to attend the Historic Resources Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday September 6, 2012 to present your grant application to the committee, please RSVP to Melinda Hutchinson.

 Spotlighted Project: 10 Most Endangered Exhibit Expansion Project

Recipient: Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Funding Amount: $5,771
Project Overview

A photographic exhibit featuring the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2010 was created with MHCHG funds and displayed at museums, libraries, and other public places statewide throughout the year.

From the Blog

Local History Newsletter Digest: Prom History

This article was originally printed in "History Center News" May/June 2012, Volume 42 Number 3. Reprinted with permission from the Anoka County Historical Society.

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Job Opportunities
Executive Director
Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: September 14, 2012. 

Curator of Collections
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, seeks Curator of Collections.

Do History Here

U.S.-Dakota War Causes
Historian John LaBatte will discuss the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 at Historic Fort Ridgely, Fairfax MN, Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m. Minnesota Historical Society and Nicollet County Historical Society members receive free admission. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information.

History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces the next in its local history discussion series "History in a Pint." Three Civil War reenactors will talk about what it meant to serve in the American Civil War from the perspective of two Union soldiers and a Confederate soldier, Tuesday August 21, 2012, 6 p.m. at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-310-5356, for more information.

New 1862 Exhibit
Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, and Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, announce the opening of a new exhibit, "1862 Through Rice County's Eyes," Wednesday August 22, 2012, 6 p.m., Northfield Historical Society. Learn about the events of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 from Rice County's perspective. Call 507-645-9268 for more information.

Family Fun
Experience old-fashioned family fun at Maplewood Area Historical Society's Johnny Appleseed Day, Saturday August 25, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood. Contact MAHS, 651-748-9009, for more information.

War Trials
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, for a talk by Walt Bachman on "The Dakota War Trials of 1862-63: Kangaroo Court or Merited Justice?" Sunday August 26, 2012, 2 p.m., Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

History Day at the Fair
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, will celebrate Minnesota History Day at the State Fair, Sunday September 2, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bloody September 1862
Ramsey County Library, Maplewood, hosts historian Jeffrey Williams and Maplewood Area Historical Society on Tuesday September 11, 2012, 7 p.m. for a talk on the Confederacy and the Civil War in September 1862. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.

Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable, Faribault MN, invites the public to an evening banquet to "Meet Mr. Lincoln," Bryce Stenzel, a well-known and renowned Lincoln impersonator, September 20, 2012, Faribault American Legion Post #43. Social hour begins 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/Roundtable members, $22/nonmembers. RSVPs required by September 8, 2012 to Dan Peterson, 507-459-3140, or Chuck Peterson, 507-301-2470.

U.S.-Dakota War Talk
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, hosts a talk on the documentary "Return to Shetek: The Courage of the Fool Soldiers," Thursday September 20, 2012, 7 p.m. Call 320-235-1881 for more information.

River Rendezvous
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to River Rendezvous, a living history event in Pond Dakota Mission Park, Thursday September 20, 2012, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

hog roast signHog Roast Fundraiser
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to a Hog Roast Friend-Fundraiser, Saturday September 22, 2012, 3-7 p.m., Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague, MN. Advance ticket cost: $10/adults, $7/seniors and children under 10. For tickets or more information contact SCHS, 952-445-0378.

Woodturning Demonstrations
AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN, will present woodturning demonstrations from noon to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, July through December, Landmark Center.

Continuing Education
AASLH Train-the-Trainer
American Association for State and Local History announces the fifth and final StEPs Train-the-Trainer session, to be held Wednesday October 3, 2012 in Salt Lake City UT, prior to the start of the AASLH annual meeting. Travel stipends available.

Grant Writing
Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis MN, will hold "Writing Grants for Preservation and Conservation Projects," September 17, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minitex, Minneapolis. Cost: $195/MACC members; $245 nonmembers.

Photo Workshop
Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis MN, will hold "Storing and Preserving Still Photographic Materials Collections" workshop, October 8, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minitex, Minneapolis. Cost: $195/MACC members; $245/nonmembers.

Media Collections Workshop
Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis MN, will hold "Making Sense of Media Collections," October 19, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul. Free, but sign up now; space is limited.


New DAR Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is forming a new chapter in the northeast metro area of the Twin Cities. Founded in 1890, the DAR is a volunteer women's service organization. If you have an ancestor who supported the cause for American independence, come to an informational meeting on Saturday August 25, 2012, Ramsey County Library - Shoreview, 2-4 p.m. Contact DeeDee Edlund for more information.

Rose Sherman Honored
Minnesota Historical Society announced that Rose Sherman will be honored with a CIO of the Year Award in the Nonprofit CIO category from Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

Field Note

Preserve Minnesota Conference 2012
Don't forget to register for Minnesota's 32nd Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, to be held September 13-14, 2012 at A Center for the Arts and the Kaddatz Galleries in historic downtown Fergus Falls MN.

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