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February 6, 2013Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants

Grants Office on Sabbatical
The Grants Office staff will be away from the office February 11-14, 2013. We will be taking some dedicated time to revise and clarify the grants manual, website, and other grants administration issues.

No LHN February 13
Local History News will not be published on Wednesday February 13,  2013, to allow staff to attend the Grants Office sabbatical. It will return to your inboxes on Wednesday February 20, 2013.

From the Blog

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Facebook Findings
Minnesota Local History fans are up to 1084, an increase of 3 from last week. News of note:

Job Opportunities
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville MO, seeks Exhibitor/Conservator B.

Do History Here

New Ulm Library Talk
New Ulm Public Library hosts independent historians John LaBatte and Richard Runck, who will present "The Milford Settlers: Land Thieves or Victims?" on Thursday February 7, 2013, 6 p.m., as part of the library's ongoing U.S.-Dakota War series, in partnership with the Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm MN. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.

China Painting History
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, is hosting a china painting workshop and presentation with Vida Klocke, February 9, 2013, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Klocke will also give a presentation about the history and art of china painting. Fee: $25. Call Kelly, 218-299-5511 x6731, by February 6 to register.

Meeting Announcement
McGrath Historical Committee, McGrath MN, will hold their bi-annual meeting Saturday February 16, 2013, 1 p.m., Presbyterian Church Hall. Featured speaker is Gerald Wollum. Call Darlene, 320-592-0222, for more information.

Denmark Township Historical Society, Washington County MN, will host a celebration of Denmark Township's oldest resident, Mary Thurmes, on Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7 p.m., St. Mary's Episcopal Church Guild Hall. Contact , 612-823-4934, for more information.

Celebrate Irish Heritage
Rice County Historical Society, Faribault MN, is celebrating Rice County's Irish heritage in a pre-St. Patrick's Day event, Saturday February 23, 2013, 6 p.m., Faribault Elks Lodge. Catered dinner with entertainment by Forty Shades of Green. Tickets: $25/dinner and dance; $10/dance only. Call 507-332-2121 for reservations by February 15.

Continuing Education

Genealogy Workshop
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, will host Genealogy Detectives' Workshop, Saturday February 16, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost: $25/MCHS members; $30/non-members. Contact , 507-437-6082, by Monday February 11 to register.

Public Programming Workshop
American Association for State and Local History announces that registration is now open for the workshop "From Children to Adults: Public Programming at History Organizations," March 14-15, 2013, Homestead Museum, City of Industry CA. Register by February 7, 2013 and save $40 on registration.

Free Webinars
Image Permanence Institute offers free webinars on sustainable environments for preservation, Wednesdays throughout 2013, 2-3:30 p.m. ET. See the IPI website for dates and topics.


Deadline Extension
National Park Service announces that the deadline for comments on identifying, evaluating, and documenting Traditional Cultural Properties and Native American Landscape has been extended to April 2, 2013. comments and recommendations with the subject line "TCP/NAL Comment."

SLCHS Director Re-elected
Participating Member Organizations of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, Duluth MN, re-elected JoAnne Coombe, Executive Director of the St. Louis County Historical Society, as their representative to the board of the Historic Union Depot Corporation for the year 2013.

Field Note

Regional collaborations can bring together many people to promote greater efficiency for finite resources to produce greater opportunities for the public. Minnesota's Historic Northwest is one such example and likely one of the best examples nationally. MHN annually plans for traveling exhibits that tour its region - the 2013 exhibit on the history of women in the region began planning more than a year ago. Together MHN has explored common marketing strategies that improve audience reach for its members. 

Above, Minnesota's Historic Northwest met on February 5, 2013, to conduct its annual business meeting. More than 30 colleagues from 13 northwestern counties gathered in Crookston to elect its officers, set its budget, finalize details for 2013, plan for 2014, and discuss progress. The thorough level of intentionality that the members of MHN put into their projects is a wonderful example of what can be achieved by mostly all-volunteer organizations. Well done!

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