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September 12, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants
Fast Track Grants Deadline
Limited funding available! The next small grants deadline for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants will be Friday October 5, 2012. Applications must be submitted via the grants portal by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date. Questions? Contact Melinda Hutchinson, 651-259-3459, or John Fulton, 651-259-3467.

Project Spotlight: 1851 on the River Program

Recipient: Wabasha Public Library
Funding Amount: $5,556
Project Overview

In a collaborative effort between the Wabasha Public Library and the Wabasha County Museum the history of the Wabasha area was interpreted in a weekend event focusing on the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and its impact on the "Half-Breed Tract," a reservation of children of mixed Indian and European ancestry.

From the Blog

Local History Newsletter Digest: Clearwater County Bands

This article was originally printed in "Clearwater County History News" May/June 2012, Volume 22 Number 3. Reprinted with permission from the Clearwater County Historical Society.

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Job Opportunities

Program Assistant
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks Program Assistant, Diversity Outreach. Deadline: September 14, 2012.

Volunteer Programs Assistant
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul MN, seeks Volunteer Programs Assistant. Deadline: September 19, 2012.

Development and Outreach Coordinator
Friends of the Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis MN, seeks Development and Outreach Coordinator. Deadline: September 21, 2012.

Director of Development
American Craft Council, Minneapolis MN, seeks Director of Development. Deadline: September 30, 2012.

Do History Here

Battle of Wood Lake
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Tom Hosier, president of the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association, who will speak on the Battle of Wood Lake, September 13, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center. Free. Call 507-454-2723 x3 for more information.

Membership Meeting
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will hold its quarterly Membership Meeting on Saturday September 15, 2012, 10 a.m., at Cardinal Court, Cromwell MN. Hosted by Cromwell Area Historical Club. Free admission; refreshments served. Call CCHS, 218-879-1938, for more information.

Younger Brothers in Prison
John Koblas, renowned author and expert on Minnesota's 'wild west' history, will give a presentation on the Younger brothers in Minnesota State Prison, Sunday September 16, 2012, 2 p.m., Warden's House Museum, Stillwater MN. Free and open to the public. Contact , 651-439-5956, for more information.

Mid Autumn Moon Festival
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts Mid Autumn Moon Festival in the Musser Cortile, Sunday September 16, 2012, 4-6 p.m. Highlights of the popular Asian holiday include cultural lantern dances, traditional holiday displays, and storytelling. Free. Call 651-292-3225 for more information.

Heritage Award Celebration
Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, will host a Heritage Dinner to honor and thank Jim and Ruth Erickson, long-time WCHS members and volunteers, on September 20, 2012, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $25/person. For more information or to RSVP call 507-454-2723 x0.

Minneapolis Central Library presents St. Thomas professor Joseph Fitzharris, author of "Patton's Fighting Bridge Builders," who will speak on Company B, 1303rd Engineer General Service Regiment of the US Army in World War II, Thursday September 20, 2012, 7-8 p.m. Call 612-543-8203 for more information.

Thinking Outside the Squeezebox II
A musical celebration of the accordion, September 21-23, 2012, St. Paul MN. Enjoy nationally-known accordion performers, music and dance lessons, a book signing and an accordion flash mob!
Call 651-646-3473 or visit their website for more information

LeDuc-Simmons Country Market
LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN, hosts a Country Market--antiques, collectibles, plants, produce, canned goods, and a bake sale, September 22, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also stroll the grounds to see some of the best artists and crafters of the St. Croix River Valley. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Museum Apprentice Program
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, invites 8th to 12th graders to join them for an exciting new volunteer opportunity: the Museum Apprentice Program! Learn what it takes to work at a museum; Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning September 25, 2012. Contact , 507-332-2121, for more information.

School Daze Celebration
Denmark Township Historical Society, Hastings MN, invites the public to a "School Daze" celebration, Sunday September 30, 2012, Carpenter Nature Center and 1852 Valley School, Hastings MN, 1-3:30 p.m. by September 20, 2012, 612-823-4934.

Archaeology Talk
Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, presents archaeologist Garrett Knudsen, who will speak on the archaeology of Fish Creek, Tuesday October 2, 2012, 7 p.m. at Ramsey County Library-Maplewood. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.

Annual Meeting
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, will hold their Fall Banquet/Annual Meeting on Thursday October 4, 2012, 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior, Faribault MN. Featured speaker Fr. Jim Zotalis will speak on the history of the Cathedral and Bishop Whipple. Tickets: $17.50/members, $20/non-members. Call 507-332-2121 by September 28 to reserve tickets.

Ecumenical Event at Historic Church
Friends of Lenora invite the public to the Lenora United Methodist Church, near Canton MN, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, on Sunday October 7, 2012, 3 p.m. to celebrate World Communion Sunday. Enjoy special music and autumn colors.

Continuing Education
Mobile Technology Webinar
Iowa Museum Association and Guide By Cell offer a 30-minute webinar discussing how mobile technology is being used at cultural sites, Monday October 1, 2012, 10 a.m. Central Time. Free to IMA members. Contact for details.

Fund Your Mission
NEH Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities offers Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grants. FAQs available online. Deadline: December 4, 2012 for projects beginning October 2013.


New DAR Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution is forming a new chapter in the northeast metro area of the Twin Cities. Do you have an ancestor who supported the cause for American independence? Find out more--Saturday September 22, 2012, Shoreview Library, Shoreview MN, noon to 1:30 p.m. Contact Dee Dee Edlund for more information.

Free Student Membership
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries offers a one-year free student membership to students working toward degrees in the museum field. Deadline: October 15, 2012.

Field Note
Woodlake Memorial
Symposium Registration Deadline
Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association holds the 7th Annual Wood Lake Battlefield Symposium on September 22, 2012 in Granite Falls MN. Deadline for registration: September 17, 2012. Contact Tom Hosier, 507-280-9970, for more information.

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-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-Fund Your Mission
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