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Local History News
July 1, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

Nominees sought for Historic Resources Advisory Committee
Minnesota Historical Society seeks candidates for service on the Historic Resources Advisory Committee. Nomination packages due by July 31, 2009.

From the Blog

Spend Money for Mission (no new messages) 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?

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

Historic Preservation Workshop
Learn about the State Historic Tax Credit Program at Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo IA, July 9, 2009. Presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, City of Waterloo, and Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance. Contact Kathy Gourley by July 2.

AASLH Annual Meeting
Register now for the American Association for State and Local History's Annual Meeting, taking place in Indianapolis IN on August 26-29, 2009.

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:

Distance Education Courses
Fall 2009 Distance Education Courses are offered through the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Course information available online, or contact , Program Coordinator.

Association of Midwest Museums Mighty Rescue Crew 
The Midwest Registrars Committee (MRC) offers Twin Cities institutions the opportunity to host registrars, collections managers, conservators, curators and others in a day-long on-site workshop during the AMM conference, September 27-30. How can the Mighty Rescue Crew help you? Contact Jackie Hoff or Association of Midwest Museums.

Country School Preservation
Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance hosts a country school preservation conference on October 2-3, 2009 in Independence IA. Register by September 24 for only $45. Contact , 800-434-2039.

Iowa Museum Association Conference
"Iowa Museums: Real, Resilient, Relevant" 2009 IMA Conference will be held in Waterloo IA October 4-6, 2009. Registration is a reasonable $95. Contact Iowa Museum Association or , 319-239-2236.


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.

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

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.

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.

Belle Plaine Founders Day
Celebrate with flintscrapers, archaeologists, and more. Saturday July 11, 2009, 9 to 5. Free admission to the carriage house. Contact Scott County Historical Society, 952-445-0378.

Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour
Visit historic homes and beautiful gardens in and around Anoka's Swede Town neighborhood on Sunday July 12, 2009 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $13. Contact Anoka County Historical Society, 763-421-0600.

Grant Deadlines

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Grants
MRAC has increased the dollar amounts nonprofits can request from their eight grants programs in fiscal year 2010. Arts Activities Support grant deadline July 13, 2009. Additional programs and deadlines listed on MRAC's website.


Field Note

Guest Book
Summertime is tourist season! With the recent interest in traveling locally, your organization stands to see increased visitation. Make sure each one of those visitors is counted--the stats are helpful when applying for grants, appealing to your local government for increased funding, reporting to your board, and much more.
In this Issue...
- Legacy Amendment Updates
- From the Blog
- Employment Opportunities
- Continuing Education
- News
- Do History Here
- Grant Deadlines


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