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January 23, 2013Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
More Grant Rounds?
Will there be another Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants small grants round in the 2013 fiscal year? It depends upon the outcome of the January grants round. If funds are left, there will be another small grants round in the spring. Check the legacy grants website for updates.

Spotlighted Project: Conservation Assessment/Preservation Plan

Recipient: Wabasha Public Library
Funding Amount: $6,304
Project Details
Wabasha Public Library prepared a general Conservation Assessment of and Long Range Plan for the preservation of the library's local history collections. The Plan will be used to set preservation policies, to identify storage and environmental needs, to make recommendations for disaster preparedness and to develop policy and procedures for the collections.

From the Blog

Local History Newsletter Digest: Rockwell Kent 1882-1971: Artist, Draftsman, Carpenter and Political Activist

The following article was originally printed in "The Argus" November/December, 2012, Volume 13, Number 6. Reprinted with permission from the Winona County Historical Society.

Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History is up to 1075 fans, an increase of 8 over last week. In the local history news this week:

Job Opportunities

Collections Coordinator
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines IA, seeks Collections Coordinator. Deadline: January 28, 2013. 

State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines IA, seeks Curator. Deadline: January 28, 2013. 

Exhibits Manager
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines IA, seeks Exhibits Manager. Deadline: January 28, 2013. 

Executive Director
Pella Historical Society, Pella IA, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: January 31, 2013.

Cultural Division Manager
City of Cedar Falls IA seeks Cultural Division Manager. Deadline: February 8, 2013.

Paid Internship
Camp Algona POW Museum, Algona IA, seeks Intern for summer 2013. Deadline: February 22, 2013.

IT/Media Assistant
Grout Museum District, Waterloo IA, seeks IT/Media Assistant.

Assistant Videographer
Grout Museum District, Waterloo IA, seeks part time Assistant Videographer.

Webster City Chamber of Commerce, Webster City IA, seeks Director, Chamber of Commerce. Position open until filled.

Do History Here

Valentine Kids Kraft
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, announces the next Kids Kraft, Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m. Make a Valentine's Day card and hear "Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine." Free, but reservations required. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information or to register.

Annual Meeting
Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, invites the public to its Annual Meeting, Sunday January 27, 2013, 2 p.m. at the historical society. Jeff Sauve will present on "Muus vs. Muus: Holden in the Limelight" after a short business meeting. Also view the new exhibit on Holden Township; free open house 1-4 p.m. Call 651-388-6024 for more information.

Rice County Women
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, hosts a talk by RCHS director Susan Garwood on Rice County women and their role in settling the county, 1850s-1920s, Thursday February 7, 2013, 7 p.m. Admission: $2/nonmembers; free/members. Call 507-332-2121 for more information.

Water Ski History
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake to hear the story of the White Bear Water Ski Company from Dennis Zerwas, Jr., grandson of the company's founder; Monday February 25, 2013, 6 p.m. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.

Continuing Education

Free Webinar
Illinois Collections Preservation Network (ICPN) offers free webinar, "Funding Opportunities for Collections Preservation," January 29, 2013, 10 a.m. CT.

Call for Papers
Iowa Museum Association issues a Call for Papers for sessions at the Annual Conference, October 6-8, 2013, Sioux City IA. Proposals due March 10, 2013.

AASLH Spring Workshops
American Association for State and Local History has announced their Spring Workshops. Register now for discounted rates!


Fund Your Mission
Disaster Recovery Grants
Minnesota's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has flood recovery assistance available. If your organization was affected by last summer's flooding in Minnesota and you have exhausted other sources of disaster assistance, apply now! Pre-applications due February 15, 2013.


Historic Sites Survey Request
Minnesota Historical Society manages 31 historic sites and museums in Minnesota. In assessing how they manage and care for these sites, they'd like to know what managers at other historic sites do. Do you track information about any aspect of the operations and maintenance of your facilities? Your response to the survey will create a picture of current practice and perhaps inform current needs. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. CT on February 8, 2013. Survey results will be posted in the next Historic House Affinity Group newsletter.

History Matters at the Capitol
Save the date for the annual History Matters Day at the Capitol, Monday February 18, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free parking and shuttle from the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN. Fun family activities! Call Jackie Swanson, 651-259-3130, for more information.

Field Note

New Grants Staff Member
Welcome back, Rebecca Johnson, Preservation Specialist, Heritage Programs! For Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage program applicants and grantees with Historic Preservation planning, survey, heritage tourism, national register, and related projects, Becca is here to help. She will also coordinate grants monitoring. Becca returns to her native state after working in two other state historic preservation offices, bringing with her a wealth of experience. 

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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
The North Star State

The North Star State: A Minnesota History Reader, edited by Anne Aby; foreward by Paul Gruchow.

Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Magazine Cover

Winter 2013

Women in Minnesota History 1915-1976: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Pertaining to Women
Volume 45, Issue 5, 1977

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