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Local History News
June 3, 2009
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From the Blog

Evolution of Local History Websites (1 new comment) Digital access tools to find local history have increased with the addition of Facebook and other social media. What might other tools look like in the future?

(1 new comment) Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums has compiled a list of local history museums and their use of Social Media.

Locally Lush (new discussion) In what tangible ways can local historical organizations induce both tourism and local usage?

Employment Opportunities

Historic Preservation Internship
Amigos Library Services, in Austin TX, is accepting applications for a Preservation Administration Intern. $3000 stipend, work estimated to last from June to September. Contact Gina Minks, 972-340-2825.

Dunn County Historical Society in Menominee WI seeks full time Director. Bachelor's degree and five years experience desired. Applications due July 4, 2009.

Museum Educator
National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids IA seeks museum educator. Applications due June 5, 2009.


Historic Sink Hole Dedication
Harmony Area Historical Society will dedicate a preserved element of karst topography on Saturday June 6, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Harmony.

Greatest Generation Workshop
Learn how to preserve family treasures that document Minnesota's Greatest Generation on Saturday June 20, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at the Dakota County Historical Society.

Greatest Generation Talk
Minnesota Historical Society's Brian Horrigan will present to the Hamline Midway History Corps on Thursday June 25, 2009, at 7 p.m.

Exhibit opening in Hastings
"Modern Interpretations of Historic Designs" exhibit opens at the LeDuc Historic Estate on Saturday June 27, 2009.

Book talk
Observe the 50th anniversary of Nine Mile Creek Watershed District on Monday June 15, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Edina Public Library. Hear Deborah Morse-Kahn speak about her commemorative publication.


Minnesota Historic Preservation Awards
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Minnesota Preservation Awards. Nominations are due July 17, 2009.

Nonprofit mergers
Internal Revenue Service recently released Publication 4779, facts about mergers or terminations of nonprofits.

Continuing Education

Minnesota Historic Preservation Conference
Minnesota's 29th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference will be at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska on September 17-18, 2009. Watch for more details over the summer.

Stone obelisk marker of Andrew Chatfield
 and family.

Field Note

Town founders have a distinguished place in history. Above is the grave of Andrew Chatfield who founded a number of towns such as Belle Plaine, where his remains are buried. History, though, should be used equitably to tell a variety of stories from the perspective of all people. One of the hardest tasks for local historical organizations is to balance an approach for everyone. Today many local historical organizations are not thinking just about old settlers like Andrew Chatfield. They also tell the stories of new settlers arriving in our communities from around the world and original inhabitants who called Minnesota home long before the state existed.
In this Issue...
- From the Blog
- Employment Opportunities
- Events
- News
- Continuing Education
Sacred Heart: Town and Country...more than a lifetime!
Sacred Heart history book
Sacred Heart Area Historical Society published its first book, a comprehensive look at the city and its surrounding townships. Indexed, 447 pages, and lavishly illustrated. Less than half of the print run remains. Order yours today from Sonja Thune.

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