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Local History News
July 22, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Update

Moorhead Input Meeting Scheduled
Join your colleagues and voice your opinions about the Legacy Grants at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, on Thursday July 30, 2009 from 1 to 3 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to share your thoughts. RSVP to Matt Hill.

From the Blog

Advancing Civilization without Advanced Technology (1 new comment) How can digital and analog work together in a rapidly-changing world?

Legacy Grants Comment Area (1 new comment) Now is the time to let your voice be heard. What do you like about the proposed Legacy Grant guidelines? What concerns you?

Job Opportunities

Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative Fellowship
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis MN seeks applicants for stipended fellowship. $27,000. Master's required.

Project Archivist
Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis MN seeks Project Archivist. Applications due August 20, 2009.

Reference Librarian I (Social Sciences)
University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN seeks Reference Librarian I (Social Sciences). Applications due August 19, 2009.

Project Director 
National Public Housing Museum seeks part-time Project Director to manage planning and grant writing for "Our Stories: Resident Voices of Public Housing," an oral history-based humanities initiative. Send CV or resume to , or fax to 312-641-5736.

Vice President
Neighborhood House in St. Paul MN seeks full time Vice President of Resource Development. Position requires demonstrated fundraising experience as well as strong relational, supervisory, coaching, and project management skills. Send resume to or fax to 651-789-2501. Position closes July 24, 2009.


Money for Mission

Building Healthy Communities
There are two remaining 2009 grant cycles for Home Depot's Building Healthy Communities Grant Program. Up to $2,500 is available to non-profits who use the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. The current grant cycle opened July 15, 2009 and closes on September 15, 2009.

Interpreting America's Historic Places
IMLS seeks applicants for Interpreting America's Historic Places Implementation Grants. Applications are due August 26, 2009.

American Heritage Preservation Grants
American Heritage Preservation Grants for projects up to $15,000 are due September 19, 2009.

Do History Here

Romanian Festival
The Third Annual Romanian Festival in the Twin Cities takes place at St. Stefan's Church in South St. Paul on Saturday July 25, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come savor the flavors of Romanian food and culture!

Ice Cream Pie Social and Bake Sale
Join the Trondhjem Community Preservation Society on Sunday July 26, 2009 from noon to 4 p.m. for a social, bake sale, and silent auction. Musical entertainment by Mowin' Weeds. The 110-year-old church will be open to view the restored interior. Contact Sandy Valek, 507-663-7748.

U.S. Indian Policy History
Gideon Pond House in Bloomington MN is pleased to present Thomas G. Shaw on "To Christianize is to Civilize: Lawrence Taliaferro and United States Indian Policy" on Sunday July 19, 2009 at 2 p.m.

Vermillion Falls Walking Tour
Join the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings on Saturday August 1, 2009 at 10 a.m. for a walking tour of historic Vermillion Falls.

Continuing Education

Minnesota Modernism
Hold the Date for October 27-28, 2009, location and details to be announced later. This symposium is being organized by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Contact Mike Koop.


Tagline Awards seeks nominees
Getting Attention seeks entrants for its 2009 Tagline Awards from nonprofits. Application is easy and will help get your organization noticed. Submit your tagline (e.g. Minnesota Historical Society's is "History Matters"). Deadline is July 31, 2009.

E-conservation news available
Issue 10 of e-conservation news is now available.

Field Note

Legacy input meeting
There is a lot to learn about the new Legacy Amendment and what it can do for your organizations and communities. Keep up on the latest developments on the Legacy portion of the Minnesota Historical Society website.

In this Issue...
- Legacy Amendment Update
- From the Blog
- Job Opportunities
- Money for Mission
- Do History Here
- Continuing Education
- News
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