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Local History News
September 2, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

Legacy Open House
Reminder of the archaeology open house at Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center on Wednesday September 9, 2009. Contact with comments or questions, 651-725-2410.

Legacy Grants Comment Area - The Legacy Grants blog is still open and available for comments and questions. Has your board, staff, or membership raised any questions regarding the Legacy Amendment funding?

From the Blog

(no new comments) - Has your organization used Social Media to fundraise? Is it worth considering? 

Job Opportunities

Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison WI seeks full time Director to plan, direct and maintain the three accredited museums operated by the WI Department of Veterans Affairs. Doctorate preferred. Salary range: $88,500-$98,000. Apply online.

Communications Manager
Minnesota Humanities Center seeks experienced communications professional. Bachelor's degree and three to five years relevant work experience required. Must have excellent writing and verbal skills as well as skilled use of social media and Web 2.0. Apply online by September 5, 2009.

Traveling Exhibits Technical Manager
Science Museum of Minnesota seeks Traveling Exhibits Technical Manager to provide high quality products to SMM customers throughout North America. Exhibits and supervisory experience required. Submit an online application by September 9, 2009.

Education and Sales Gallery Coordinator
Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis MN seeks Education and Sales Gallery Coordinator. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts required. Full time. Mail cover letter, resume, salary history and three letters of reference to Sarah Millfelt, Northern Clay Center, 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis MN 55406. Deadline: September 30, 2009. Contact Northern Clay Center, 612-339-8007, for more information. 

Do History Here

Aviation Exhibit in Windom
Cottonwood County Historical Society opens the traveling exhibit "Heroes of the Sky: Adventures in Early Flight 1903 to 1939" on Wednesday September 2, 2009. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be open through November 14. Call 507-831-1134 for information.

School Police Exhibit
The Saint Paul Police Historical Society opens an exhibit on the city's school police program at 10 a.m. on Tuesday September 8, 2009. The exhibit will be in the public entryway of the Saint Paul Police Headquarters, 367 Grove Street, St. Paul MN.

A Visit with Martin
Morrison County Historical Society encourages you to bring questions about your German/Polish ancestry to an open house with Martin Richau, an expert in Silesian genealogy visiting from Germany. Wednesday September 9, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls MN. Contact MCHS with questions, 320-632-4007.

Historic Site Tour in Shakopee
Shakopee Heritage Society offers its second Historic Site Tour on Saturday September 12, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eight sites are included on the tour. Tickets: $10, available at Scott County Historical Society, 952-445-0378.

Garden Gala in Little Falls
An event to celebrate home-grown produce. Erik Warner, founder of the Soul Patch community garden, will talk about his project and how it benefits the Morrison County Food Shelf. Bring your extra produce to trade or share. Morrison County Historical Society annual meeting will be held during this event. Sunday September 13, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. Contact with questions, 320-632-4007.

Civil War Weekend at LeDuc Estate
Fourth Annual Civil War Weekend takes place at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings MN on September 12-13, 2009. Contact Dakota County Historical Society, 651-437-7055, for more information.

Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable
The next meeting of the Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets Thursday September 17, 2009, 7 p.m., at the Faribault Community Center, Faribault MN. Guest speaker will be Stoney Stonecipher, speaking on "The KKK - Past and Present - From Mississippi to Indiana." Call Dan, 507-332-8250, or Jan, 507-244-0500, with questions.

Exhibit Opening
Scott County Historical Society invites you to the opening of "Read All About It: 1950s Scott County Headlines" on Thursday September 24, 2009 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Gangster Gala
Ramsey County Historical Society in St. Paul MN invites you to relive the Roaring '20s at a Gangster Gala, Thursday September 24, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Avenue. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, live jazz music and more. Admission is free if you join RCHS at the $40+ membership level. Space is limited; call 651-222-0701 for reservations.

Historic Town Pub Crawl
Join Blue Earth County Historical Society in Mankato MN for a Pub Crawl on Friday September 25, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guided tours at four stops, free appetizers, drink specials! Admission: $10 members; $15 non-members. Space is limited, call 507-345-5566 for reservations.

Lundie Tour and Silent Auction
Schroeder Area Historical Society will hold a fundraising tour and silent auction at the Delander House, 277 Woodlawn Avenue, St. Paul MN on Sunday October 4, 2009 from 7-9 p.m. Cost: $40 per person, payable at the door. RSVP to Coralynn, 612-210-7061.

Monuments to Life Cemetery Tours
Explore the stories of those who reside in Anoka's "silent cities" during Anoka County Historical Society's Monuments to Life cemetery tours. Three dates available, October 6, 8, and 10, 2009 at three different cemeteries around the county. Tickets: $8 each or package tour of $21 for all three. Discounts available for Anoka County Historical Society members. Call for reservations, 763-421-0600.

Cemetery Walk in Winona
Join Winona County Historical Society for their 11th Annual "Voices from the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk" on October 10 and 11, 2009. This year downtown Winona businesses from the 1920s and 1930s are highlighted. Tours begin at noon. Admission: $6 adults; students receive reduced rates. Call 507-454-2723 ext. 0 to register.

Ghosts of Anoka Tour
Join Anoka County Historical Society on the very popular "Ghosts of Anoka" tours, available the first and third Thursday and Saturday of each month. Additional tours scheduled during October. Tours begin and end at the History Center, and start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Space is limited; call 763-421-0600 to purchase tickets.

Continuing Education

Association of Midwest Museums Conference
Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Minnesota Association of Museums (MAM) have extended early bird registration to September 3, 2009 for "Inspiration and Innovation," the AMM annual conference taking place in St. Paul from September 27 through 30, 2009. Register now to take advantage of these reduced rates!

Green Building Workshop
Iowa Museum Association offers "Introduction to Green Building & Energy Efficiency for Museums" on November 2, 2009 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Dallas County Forest Park Museum & Arboretum in Perry IA. Registration due by October 19, 2009.

Sewing Civil War Era Women's Clothing
Join Rice County Historical Society for an eight-week program on sewing Civil War era women's clothing. Basic sewing skills required. Cost: $75 plus materials and supplies for the eight-week session. Begins September 21, 2009. Questions? Call Rice County Historical Society, 507-332-2121, or Jan Stevens, 507-244-0500.

Grant Deadlines

Museums for America Grants
Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications to its largest museum grant program, Museums for America (MFA), for fiscal year 2010. These grants provide up to $150,000 in funding and support projects that strengthen a museum's capacity to serve its community. Deadline: November 2, 2009. Conference calls scheduled for September 17 and October 1, 2009. Contact IMLS for more information or to apply.

CAP Grants Available
Conservation Assessment Program grant applications for 2010 are available starting September 4, 2009. Application deadline: December 1, 2009. Contact for more information, 202-233-0800.


Dozen Distinctive Destinations
Deadline extended! If you are thinking of encouraging a community in your region to apply for the 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations, the deadline has been extended to September 10, 2009. Apply now!

AASLH Book Sale
Want to add quality resources to your organization's bookshelf? Select books are 25% off for a limited time through American Association for State and Local History

Free Microfiche Reader/Printer
Available: one RP-700 microfiche reader/printer with owner's manual. Good condition. Free. Contact , 763-684-3692. Arrange to pick up from Buffalo Clinic in Buffalo MN.

Field Note

The popular movie "Public Enemies" starring Johnny Depp opened this summer, piquing the American public's interest in gangsters. Washington County Historical Society is one of many historical organizations taking a cue from pop culture this year and hosting gangster era events. 

In this Issue...
- Legacy Amendment Updates
- From the Blog
- Job Opportunities
- Do History Here
- Continuing Education
- Grant Deadlines
- News

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Grant Deadlines

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