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October 31, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
Grants Deadlines
Upcoming grants deadlines for the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants small (Fast Track) grants are as follows:
  • Friday November 9, 2012
  • Friday January 11, 2013 (pending funding)
Spotlighted Project: Iron Stories Exhibit

Recipient: Minnesota Discovery Center
Funding Amount: $4,829
Banners, displays and educational tools were used to create an exhibit telling the history of the Iron Range through the personal narrative of 10 area residents.

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Job Opportunities

Administrative Specialist
University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames IA, seeks Administrative Specialist. Deadline: November 11, 2012.

Renville County Historical Society, Morton MN, seeks Director. Deadline: November 15, 2012.

Executive Director
Pella Historical Society, Pella IA, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: November 16, 2012.

Executive Director
Sheboygan County Historical Society, Sheboygan WI, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: November 23, 2012, 5 p.m.

Assistant Professor
History Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Public History. Position number 55036. Deadline: November 30, 2012.

Assistant Professor
Department of History at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls IA, seeks Assistant Professor of Public History. Deadline: December 3, 2012.

Director of Development
Figge Art Museum, Davenport IA, seeks Director of Development.

Assistant Archivist
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities seeks part-time Assistant Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives. Position open until filled.

Director of National Development
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids IA, seeks Director of National Development. Position open until filled.

Do History Here

Documentary Film Screening
Come to the Treaty Site History Center, St. Peter MN, to watch the documentary film "PRICELE$$," Thursday November 1, 2012, 7 p.m. Free. Contact , 507-934-2160, for more information.

Finnish Farmstead Program
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, offers a program called "Finnish Farmsteads in Minnesota," by director Rachael Martin, Friday November 2, 2012, 1 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

German Celebration
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts a St. Martin's Day Celebration, Sunday November 4, 2012, 4-6 p.m. Free. Rice Park is transformed into an early winter wonderland during this celebration of German traditions and treats. Bring items to donate to Joseph's Coat.

Fingerprints and Footnotes Club
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces the next Fingerprints and Footnotes Club meeting, "The Making of the Remembering Front Street Exhibit," Thursday November 8, 2012, 6 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Contact , 507-345-5566, for more information.

Breakfast Club
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts the next Breakfast Club on Wednesday November 14, 2012, 9 a.m. Author Steve Houle will speak on his book "Ferries in Minnesota." Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Kids Kraft
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites kids to the next Kids Kraft, Saturday November 17, 2012, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Listen to a story and make a Thanksgiving card. Free, but registration required; contact , 952-445-0378.

White Bear's Gangsters
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts Sara Markoe Hanson, who will speak on "White Bear's Notorious Gangsters--the Sequel," Monday November 26, 2012, 6 p.m. Call 651-724-6007 for more information.

Christmas Open House
Kick off the holiday season at Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, Friday November 30, 2012, 6-8 p.m. Free admission to the museum and holiday-decorated Stans House. Lots of family fun. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.

French Canadian Christmas
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts a French Canadian Christmas, Friday November 30, 2012, 4-7 p.m. and Saturday December 1, 2012, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alexander Faribault House. Free. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.

Children's Holiday Program
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, seeks children in grades 1-6 to help make old-fashioned Christmas decorations and to decorate the museum's Christmas tree, Saturday December 1, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon. Free; refreshments served. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.

Exhibit Events
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, has a number of scheduled events in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "The Way We Worked," on display now through December 7, 2012. Call 763-682-7323 for more information.

Continuing Education
MALHM Annual Meeting
Join Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums at their Annual Meeting, Friday November 9, 2012, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake MN, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several breakout sessions, plus Rep. Dean Urdahl will discuss the Legacy Amendment.

Fund Your Mission

Give to the Max
Get the word out that this year's Give to the Max Day 2012 is Thursday November 15, 2012.

Wells Fargo Foundation
The Wells Fargo Foundation of Minnesota is moving to an online grant application for Minnesota grantseekers, starting with the Metropolitan Contributions Committee (MCC) which supports the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. Online application for MCC will be available November 1, 2012 in anticipation of a December 1, 2012 deadline.

The Foundation will also provide trainings to assist nonprofits through the application process on November 8, 2012, 10 a.m.; and November 26, 2012, 2 p.m. Note their new mailing address: Wells Fargo Foundation MN, N9312-043, 109 S. 7th St., 4th Floor, Minneapolis MN 55402. Phone, fax, and email remain the same.

AASLH Grant Deadline
American Association for State and Local History offers its smaller institutional members the opportunity to apply for the Alderson Grant Internship Program. The program recognizes the demand for students to gain 'real world' experence and for AASLH members to get qualified interns into their institutions. Deadline: 5 p.m. December 12, 2012.

POW Research Grants
Andersonville National Historic Site seeks applicants for an annual grant program to provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War. Deadline: December 14, 2012.


Scholarship Deadline
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, announces that the next deadline for the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship is November 2, 2012. These annual scholarships are available to active St. Louis County college students. Contact , 218-733-7500, for more information.

U.S.-Dakota War on NPR
Minnesota native John Biewen is involved in a piece on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 for National Public Radio's "This American Life." It is scheduled to air Thanksgiving weekend.

Filming in Museums
Check out Alaska State Museums Bulletin 57 for information on filming in a museum setting.

Oral History Toolkit
Now available: Community Oral History Toolkit, a five-volume boxed set that is the definitive guide to successfully conducting community projects conforming to best practices in the oral history field.

New Library Hours
Minnesota Historical Society's Gale Family Library hours will be changing to better serve the needs of patrons. The new hours, effective December 1, 2012, are:

  • Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday and Monday

Emergency Response
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is offering free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations. Call 202-661-8068 for advice by phone.

Field Note
Anoka CHS political clothing

Timely Exhibit Update
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, invites the public to view the newest addition to the clothing exhibit, "Clothing the County: Fashion for Every Occasion,"--political clothing, featuring clothing worn by Anoka County commissioners and others during their campaigns for office. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.

Photo courtesy Anoka County Historical Society.

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-Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
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-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-Fund Your Mission
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