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November 7, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants

Grant Deadline Friday - Could be the Final One for the Biennium
The next Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants small grants deadline is this Friday November 9, 2012. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date. Staff is available 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for assistance. Don't procrastinate! Questions? Contact Melinda Hutchinson, 651-259-3459, or John Fulton, 651-259-3467.

Spotlighted Project - THPO Application Assistance

Recipient: Upper Sioux Community Board of Trustees
Funding Amount: $7,000
Project Details

The Upper Sioux Community secured the services of a qualified consultant to assist in completing an application for certification as a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) for the National Park Service.


From the Blog

Facebook Findings

Hold on to your hats, Minnesota Local History fans, we're up 24 to 946 likes this week! Getting closer to that goal of 1000 by the end of December! In the news this week:

Job Opportunities
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Johnson County Historical Society, Coralville IA, seeks Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Do History Here

Two Military Exhibits
A traveling World War II exhibit, "500 Days," produced by St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, is now on exhibit at the Hibbing Courthouse. A second exhibit about local men who volunteered in the Civil War, "The 18," is also at the courthouse. Free and open during regular courthouse hours. Call 218-262-0201 for more information.

Military Dog Tag Program
Throughout the month of November 2012, Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, invites the public to go to one of the four Burger King locations in the Twin Ports to purchase a dog tag for $1 and then write the name of any veteran on the dog tag. All the dog tags will be on temporary display in the Great Hall of the Depot after the campaign is done in December. Contact Dan Hartman, 218-733-7500, for more information.

Exhibit Events
Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo MN, hosts a number of events this week in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "The Way We Worked." Call 763-682-7323 for more information.

Anniversary Open House
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, invites the public to their 111th Anniversary Open House Weekend, Friday November 9, 2012, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday November 10, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.

Exhibit Opening
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts an exhibit opening on Saturday November 10, 2012, 1 p.m. for the Smithsonian Institutions traveling exhibit "Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations." Regular admission: $1; children under 12 and CCHS members free. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Pangea Celebration
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, announces that "Pangea--Cultivate Our Cultures" is back at the Hjemkomst Center on Saturday November 10, 2012 for a look back at the voyageur culture. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

Free Admission for Veterans
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, offers free admission to all veterans on Sunday November 11, 2012, noon to 5 p.m. Call 218-299-5511 for more information.

Friends of LeDuc
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will meet on Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings MN. After a short business meeting, Richard Darsow will discuss "Old Time Medical Practices, Especially Quackery." Free. Call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Christmas Decorating
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, at the Fillebrown House for some holiday decorating, Saturday November 24, 2012, 9 a.m. to noon. , 651-407-5327.

Prohibition Discussion
Lakeville Area Historical Society, Lakeville MN, will host a program by area historian John Loch of Rosemount at 7 p.m., Wednesday November 28, 2012, at the Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Loch will present "Blind Pigs, Speakeasies, and Moonshine: Prohibition in the Rosemount Area." Free. Call 952-985-4680 for more information.

Pond House Visitor
Jeff Williamson portrays his great-great-grandfather, Thomas Williamson, who is called "The Father of the Dakota Mission." Meet him at the Historic Pond House, Bloomington MN, Sunday December 2, 2012, 2 p.m. call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Stork House Events
Ames-Florida-Stork House, operated by Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, hosts the following events. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides and hot chocolate tours of the AFS house, December 1, 2012.
  • Medallion hunt in Rockford MN, beginning December 3, 2012
  • Family Open House, December 8, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Formal Adult Event, December 9, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Reservations required; $10/ticket.

Remembrance Dinner
Veterans' Memorial Hall, Duluth MN, invites the public to the Veterans Remembrance Dinner, Thursday December 6, 2012, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot). Keynote speaker will be retired Command Sergeant Major John Werner. Tickets: $35; reserve by calling 218-733-7500.

Holiday Tours
One day only! White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts holiday tours of the Fillebrown House, Saturday December 8, 2012, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Reservations recommended; tickets $5/adults, $3/12 and under; WBLAHS members free. Call 651-407-5327 for more information or for reservations.

Christmas Celebration
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, for Christmas carols and an 1862 sermon from Rev. Gideon Pond, Sunday December 16, 2012, 2-4 p.m. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Children's Story Time
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, hosts Children's Story Time at the Fillebrown House, December 12 or 13, 2012, 6-7 p.m. Cost: $2/person. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.

Continuing Education
Online Community
Connecting to Collections Online Community offers timely discussions on a variety of topics important to colleagues working in museums, archives, or libraries.

Fund Your Mission

NEH Grant
National Endowment for the Humanities offers Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grants. Deadline: December 4, 2012.

NEH Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities offers America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Planning and Implementation Grants. Deadline for both programs: January 9, 2013.

NEH Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities offers America's Media Makers grants for Development and Production. Deadline for both programs: January 9, 2013.

IMLS Grant
Institute of Museum and Library Services offers Museums for America grants. Deadline: January 15, 2013.

NEH Grant
National Endowment for the Humanities offers Digital Humanities Implementation Grants. Deadline: January 23, 2013.

Field Note
Girl from Birch Creek

Documentary Sneak Preview
Join Washington County Historical Society and Lightshed Productions, Stillwater MN, November 14, 2012, 6 p.m. at the Marcus Theatres in Oakdale for a sneak preview of "Girl from Birch Creek," the feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of Justice Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-Fund Your Mission


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