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Local History News
June 24, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

From the Blog

Spend Money for Mission (new post) One survey shows that 42% of local history organizations budget for school tours, and 82% of the children served went to those that budgeted for them. Spend it and they will come? Do you have examples of spending money to meet mission?

Reduced Operating Expenses (no new messages) Why does the public seem reluctant to pay for administrative functions like new computers and Xerox machines?

Employment Opportunities

Education Coordinator
Carver County Historical Society in Waconia MN seeks an Education Coordinator. BA in history or education required, experience working in nonprofit desired. 30 hours a week with anticipated growth to full time in 2010, includes medical, dental, and PERA. Contact Wendy Biorn by email only for full job description or to apply.

Curator of Exhibitions
Danish Immigrant Museum in Elkhorn IA seeks Curator of Exhibitions. Master's degree required. Supervisory position. Open until filled.

Executive Director
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation in Madison WI seeks Executive Director.

Continuing Education

Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
The 29th Annual Minnesota Statewide Preservation Conference will be held September 17-18, 2009 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen MN. Register.

Fundraising in Tough Economic Times
Join colleagues from local historical organizations in Wisconsin to learn how to leverage money for mission at two locations:


Support Museum Services
A "fieldwide ask" is being sent to members of Congress asking their support for $50 million for the IMLS Museum Services. Contact your representative today.

Award Nominations Sought
Association of Midwest Museums, which will meet in St. Paul in September, seeks nominees for awards recognizing four different kinds of contributions to the field. Nominations are due June 30, 2009.

Nonprofit Conditions Report
Minnesota Council on Nonprofits released its June Nonprofit Conditions Report showing how nonprofits in Minnesota are faring during the current economy.

Do History Here

Kids Kraft in Shakopee
"Happy Birthday America" at the Stans Museum on Saturday June 27, 2009. Story and craft time from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free, but registration required. Call 952-445-0378.

First Lady book talk in Morton
Renville County Historical Society presents David Grabitske on his new biography, "Six Miles from St. Paul: the family and society of Sarah Jane Sibley" on Sunday June 28, 2009, 3 p.m. Free. Books available for purchase. Contact Jill at 507-697-6147.

Walking Tour in Jordan
Scott County Historical Society provides a walking tour of Water Street in Jordan MN on Wednesday July 8, 2009 at 8 p.m.

Gideon Pond's Birthday
Celebrate missionary Gideon Pond's 199th birthday on Sunday June 28, 2009, 1:30 p.m., at the Pond House in Bloomington. Plan on staying for a free band concert at 7 p.m.

Explore Historic Vermillion Falls
Join the LeDuc Historic Estate on a special walking tour of Vermillion Falls on Saturday July 4, 2009, 10 a.m. Reserve your tour at 651-437-7055.


Field Note

Freeborn County Historical
 Society school group
School's out! However, the good impressions you make on children during their spring field trips may mean increased visitation to your historical organizations during the summer months--when these same kids come again, this time bringing their families.
In this Issue...
- From the Blog
- Employment Opportunities
- Continuing Education
- News
- Do History Here



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