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Local History News
July 15, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Update

Statewide Meetings (TODAY)
Join your colleagues and voice your needs about the Legacy Grants at the Duluth Depot, 10 a.m.-noon, and at Anoka City Hall, 7-9 p.m. Two more opportunities are on Monday July 20, 2009, at Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, 10 a.m.-noon, and at Rochester Public Library, 7-9 p.m. Don't miss your opportunity to provide your thoughts.

Draft Legacy Grant Program Materials
Minnesota Historical Society released a draft proposal for the grants program. Please examine and post comments that might help shape the program.

From the Blog...

Advancing Civilization without Advanced Technology (6 new comments) The leap to digital access may be expensive and expected, but tried and true analog technologies may have to continue to serve local historical organizations with modest means. In what ways might digital and analog work together?

Legacy Grants Comment Area (new post) Use this post to send your thoughts to the Minnesota Historical Society about how you would like the new grants program to be.

Do History Here

Country Festival at Gibbs Museum
Celebrate 160 years since Jane and Heman Gibbs established their farm on July 18-19, 2009, noon-4 p.m. daily. Petting zoo, games, crafts, and memories abound.

Re-trial of Billie Frechette
Witness a reenactment of the trial of John Dillinger's Moll, Evelyn "Billie" Frechette, July 15-16, 2009, 7 p.m. nightly, at St. Paul's Landmark Center. RSVP to Kate Thompson.

Nine Mile Creek Watershed book talk
Hear Deborah Morse-Kahn on "Preserving Heritage and Environment" Thursday July 16, 2009, 7 p.m., at the Bloomington Old Town Hall.

Groundbreaking in Winona
Join the Winona County Historical Society on Monday July 20, 2009, at 10 a.m. for the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a $4.5 million addition to its downtown, National Register facility.

Teamster Strike History
To mark the 75th anniversary of the 1934 Teamster's Strike in Minneapolis that prompted passage of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, join the Minneapolis Central Library on Thursday July 23, 2009, 7 p.m., in Pohlad Hall.

July Museum Sampler
Join your colleagues and the Minnesota Association of Museums on Friday July 17, 2009, 3-5 p.m., at Blegen Hall's Archaeology Labs. RSVP to Jada Hansen.

Book launch in Sacred Heart
Attend Summerfest in Sacred Heart July 17-19, 2009, 1-4 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Area Historical Society for the formal kick-off event for its new community history, "Sacred Heart - Town and Country ... More than a Lifetime."

Money for Mission

Minnesota Tourism Grants
Organizational Partnership, Innovative Marketing, and Scenic Byway grant guidelines for 2010 are now available.

Philanthropy trend in Minnesota
Giving Forum reports on a growing trend to support education, which is at the core of missions for historical organizations.

Job Opportunities

Database Administrator
Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul MN seeks a Database Administrator for an IMLS-funded project.

Staff Changes

  • Renville County Historical Society in Morton MN announces Carl Colwell as executive director as of July 14, 2009.
  • Kandiyohi County Historical Society in Willmar MN welcomes Jill Wohnoutka as executive director on July 14, 2009.

Continuing Education

AMM/MAM Conference
Association of Midwest Museums and Minnesota Association of Museums joint conference in St. Paul MN on September 27-30, 2009, has updated materials. Early bird registration is due by August 15, 2009.

Clothing Mount Workshop
Join the Minnesota Association of Museums at the Scott County Historical Society on Monday August 17, 2009. Register with Theresa Norman, 952-445-0378.

Concept drawing of Winona County
 Historical Society addition

Field Note

The Winona County Historical Society's addition, for which groundbreaking will be Monday July 20, 2009, at 10 a.m., represents the very best of local history in Minnesota. The fundraising campaign has been the most extensive and rewarding of any for a county historical society to date. The goals of the project have reached far beyond the simple necessity of space. And, the design is meant to complement Winona's rich architectural history. Congratulations to the board, staff, members, and the public of Winona County Historical Society on developing such a comprehensive project.
In this Issue...
- Legacy Amendment Update
- From the Blog...
- Do History Here
- Money For Mission
- Job Opportunities
- Continuing Education


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