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December 19, 2012Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
LHN Holiday Schedule

LHN Holiday Schedule
Please note that Local History News will not be published on December 26, 2012 or January 2, 2013. It will return to your inboxes on Wednesday January 9, 2013. Happy Holidays to you and yours from the grants and field services staff!

Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
Small Grants Deadline
The next deadline for the small Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants program will be Friday January 11 , 2013. Applications must be received via the grants portal before midnight on the deadline date. Questions? Contact the Grants Office 651-259-3459, or , 651-259-3467.

Spotlighted Project: New Ulm Post Office Restoration
Recipient: Brown County Historical Society
Funding Amount: $6,350
Project Details

Restoration of the brick walls, wood beams and wood floor; and re-purposing of the pan lighting in an exhibit area.

From the Blog
Local History Newsletter Digest: Break-Ins and Alarms
The following article was originally printed in "Pioneer Crier" December 2012, Volume 20 Number 12. Reprinted with permission from the Chippewa County Historical Society.

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History gained another 7 fans, bringing our ranks up to 1050! In the news:

Job Opportunities

Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks President. Deadline: December 21, 2012.

Project Archivist
American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis MN, seeks Project Archivist. Deadline: December 21, 2012.

Assistant Director
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN, seeks Assistant Director, Public Relations. Deadline: January 11, 2013.

Associate Curator
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks Associate Curator. Position open until filled.

Do History Here

Historic Church Services
Historic Lenora United Methodist Church (1856), Fillmore County MN, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, will hold Christmas services in 19th-century style, December 19 and 23, 5 and 7:30 p.m.; and December 22, 3 and 5 p.m. Bring a donation for the local food shelf. Refreshments served at Lenora House after the services; free-will offering accepted.

Flood Photos
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts photographer Allen Anway, who will present a slide show on the 2012 flood in Jay Cooke Park, Friday December 21, 2012, noon. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Santa Claus in Cloquet
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, announces that Santa Claus will visit the museum on Saturday December 22, 2012, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free photos with Santa, refreshments, storytelling. Admission: $1; children under 12 and CCHS members free. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.

Sperry House Christmas
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, Willmar MN, will hold the Sperry House Christmas on December 23 and 30, 2012, 2-5 p.m. KCHS will be closed December 22, 2012 through January 6, 2013 due to building construction. To reach staff during this time, email or call 320-235-1881.

Annual Meeting
Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, will hold their annual meeting on Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at A Taste of Ely Restaurant.

Dakota Game Day
Join Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, for Dakota Game Day, Sunday January 6, 2013, 2-4 p.m. Play traditional Dakota games and learn Dakota words and phrases with U of M Dakota teacher Sisokaduta. Cost: $2; PDHS members free. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Breakfast Club
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, hosts Breakfast Club Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9 a.m. Authors Rolf Turner and his mother Peggy Seiz Turner will discuss their book "Red Wing to Hong Kong," a compilation of 130 letters Peggy's brother Don Seiz sent home while serving in World War II. He was killed in action in 1945. Books available for purchase. Admission: $5; museum members free. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.

Railroad Talk
Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings MN, will host local railroad enthusiast and author Chuck McCreary, Monday January 14, 2013, 6-7 p.m. There will be a chance to win his coffee table book "Train Pictures." Call 651-438-0200 for more information.

Winter History Festival
Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Pond-Dakota Winter History Festival, Sunday January 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take a dogsled ride and stop at the Gideon Pond House for refreshments. Cost: $3; under 4 free. Dogsled rides are an additional $2/person. Call 952-563-8693 for more information.

Continuing Education
Add descriptionTourism Conference
Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference offers educational sessions that cover new technology and marketing strategies, knowledgeable speakers, and networking opportunities. February 12-13, 2013. Special greeting by Governor Mark Dayton.

Build Your Competitive Advantage
The University of Minnesota Tourism Center created At Your Service: Working with Multicultural Customers to help you build your staff customer service skills. Attend the train-the-trainer session on Friday January 25, 2013 and get complete materials to deliver an effective half-day workshop in your business or community.

Fund Your Mission
Holiday Nonprofit Giveaway
Bremer Bank will make a $2,000 donation to one 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in its footprint of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin during its Holiday Nonprofit Giveaway via Facebook. Click on the Holiday Nonprofit Giveaway tab underneath the timeline image. One vote per individual. The nonprofit receiving the most votes will win the $2,000 donation. Deadline: December 20, 2012.


New Tax Credit Fee Schedule
National Park Service announces that a new fee schedule will be effective for the federal historic tax credit program beginning December 31, 2012.

Civil War Press Kit
Minnesota Historical Society announces that the online press kit for "Minnesota and the Civil War," March 2-September 8, 2013 at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN, is now available.

Free Emergency Response Download
Heritage Preservation provides a free download with tips on how to work with emergency responders before, during, and after a major emergency.

EV Charging Station
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, announced that they installed and EV charging station, available to motorists with electric-powered, zero-emissions vehicles. The charging station is free to MDC members and visitors with paid admission. It is one of the first public units on the Iron Range. Call 800-372-6437 or 218-254-7959 for more information.

Field Note

University Avenue Documentary
Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul MN, received a large Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant to produce "University Avenue: One street, a thousand dreams." Watch the premiere on tpt2, Friday December 28, 2012, 8 p.m.

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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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