Legacy Amendment Updates
Advisory Committee To Meet
Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)
will hold its first meeting on Tuesday September 15, 2009
from 9 to 2 in the Irvine Room at the Minnesota History Center in St.
Paul. This is the initial organizational meeting of the committee.
Committee Members Announced
Fifteen members have been appointed to
the Historic Resources Advisory Committee. Members come from a variety of disciplines
and from all areas of the state. The committee consists of thirteen active and
two ex-officio members: Ram Gada (Chair), New Brighton; Abbot Apter, Duluth; Brenda
Child, Minneapolis; Patricia Conley, St. Paul; Tamara Edevold, Bagley; Martha
Kaemmer, St. Paul; Kris Kiesling, Roseville; William Latady, Tower; Mark Peterson,
Winona; Peter Reis, White Bear Lake; Chris Schuelke, Fergus Falls; Carolyn Sundquist,
Duluth; Benjamin Vander Kooi, Luverne; and ex-officio members Edward Stringer,
MHS President, St. Paul; Missy Staples Thompson, MHS Treasurer, St. Paul.
Legacy Grants Comment Area (1 new comment) - We welcome your comments
and suggestions on the Legacy Amendment and grants program.
Minnesota Historical Society seeks part-time
Reference Assistant to serve Library
patron needs through retrieval, duplication and re-filing of materials in the
MHS collections. Located at the History Center in St. Paul. Must be available
to work Tuesday nights and weekends. Salary $11.33 hourly minimum. Deadline: September
17, 2009. Application available on MHS website or call MHS Job Line, 651-296-0542.
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art seeks dynamic,
passionate individual to serve as Education Coordinator. Administer volunteer
docent program and work with area school districts. Must have excellent communication and
organizational skills. Open until filled. Apply to Terry Pitts, CRMA.
Lodi WI resident seeks oral historian to take her history
and help her write a book. If you are interested, contact Troy Reeves, Head,
Oral History Program in Madison WI.
Do History Here
Civil War Weekend at LeDuc
LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings MN hosts Civil War Weekend,
September 12 to 13, 2009 from 10 to 5.
Free admission to members, military personnel with ID, and children under 5. Adult
admission $10; seniors $9; students to age 18, $5.
at Reads Landing
Wabasha County Historical Society hosts Frances Passe,
genealogist, at Reads Landing School Museum, Reads Landing MN. She will provide
tips on doing family research, especially German and Dutch ancestry. Sunday
September 13, 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Mary DeRoos for more information.
Czech and Slovak Festival
Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota holds its 20th Annual Festival
on Sunday September 20, 2009 from 11 to 4 at the CSPS
Hall, 383 Michigan Street, in St. Paul. Call 612-822-6147 or 651-290-0542 for more information.
T-Rex Traveling Exhibit in Stearns County
Stearns History Museum will host "A T-Rex Named Sue," a traveling
exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago IL. Exhibit opens September 20,
2009 and closes January 3, 2010. The museum will host expanded hours during the
exhibit run. Call toll-free 866-253-8424 for more information.
Trip to Titanic Exhibit
Stearns History Museum hosts a bus trip to the Science Museum
of Minnesota to see "Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition" and Omnitheater presentation
"Titanica." Bus departs Stearns History Museum at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday September
22, 2009. Cost: $65 members, $70 nonmembers. Includes transportation,
tickets to the exhibit and Omnitheater, and lunch at the historic St. Paul Hotel. Call
Diane at 320-253-8424 for reservations.
September Kids' Kraft
Scott County Historical Society announces their September Kids'
Kraft, "Sweet September" on Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:30
a.m. Featured book is "Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart" by MaryBeth Lorbiecki. Plus,
make a seed art project. Reservations required, call 952-445-0378.
Johnson Opening Gala
Join St. Louis County Historical Society at the
Eastman Johnson Opening Gala on Saturday September 26,
2009, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Great Hall, St. Louis County Heritage & Arts
Center, Duluth. Enjoy an intimate presentation of rare historic artifacts and
historic and contemporary works of art. Tickets are $50 each and are selling fast;
call 218-733-7586 by September 23 to make your reservations.
Wabasha County Historical Society hosts Michael and Jan
Ebersold, who will speak about Chief Wabasha at Reads Landing School Museum, Reads
Landing MN on Sunday October 11, 2009, 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Mary DeRoos for more information.
Second Annual North Star Genealogy Conference and MGS (Minnesota Genealogical Society)
Awards Banquet takes place September 18 and 19,
2009 in South St. Paul MN. Register online or call 651-455-9057 for more information.
AAM Online Advocacy Training
American Association of Museums
offers a free, four-part online series to help the museum field learn about advocacy for
museums. Sessions are offered once per month, September through December 2009.
Get more information and register online.
Iowa Museum Association Conference
Join Iowa Museum Association
at their 2009 Annual Meeting and Conference in Waterloo IA, October 4
to 6, 2009. Register now! Rates increase after September 14.
Local History and Historic Preservation Conference
Mark your calendar
for Wisconsin Historical Society's Annual Conference, October 9
to 10, 2009 in Wausau WI. This year's focus is Connecting to the Past. Deadline for registration: Friday September 18.
Call for Papers
Open-Air Museums Coordinating Council (MOMCC) and Mountain-Plains Association
for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) are soliciting papers
and session proposals for the Spring 2010 conference "Are we there yet? Traveling the trails
of yesterday and today." Conference will be held in Olathe KS, March 4,
5, 6, 2010. Send proposals to Charles Pautler no later than November 1, 2009.
Fellowship for Registrars Symposium
Small Museum Administrators' Committee
of the American Association of Museums (SMAC-AAM) offers one fellowship to the 3rd International Registrars Symposium
in Chicago IL, November 6 to 8, 2009. Award includes registration plus $300
to assist with travel and hotel costs. To apply submit a letter (maximum 2 pages)
discussing current responsibilities, activities and career goals. Include
resume, proof of museum's budget size, and letter of support from your institution.
Deadline: September 25, 2009. Mail to Janice Klein, 1103 East Redondo Circle, Tempe AZ 85282.
Fellowship for Webinar Series
Small Museum Administrators
Committee of AAM offers one $25 fellowship for each of the 2009 AAM Museum Essentials webinar
series. Fellowships also good for on-demand version of previous webinars. Submit online application.
CAP Applications Available
Assessment Program (CAP) applications are now available online. CAP provides small to mid-size
museums of all types with a general conservation assessment of their collections,
environmental conditions, and facilities. Contact CAP, 202-233-0800, for more information.
New Library Hours at MHS
To serve visitors better in the
midst of a reduction in the Minnesota Historical Society's operating budget, hours
for the library will change to reflect highest demand visitation times. Effective
Tuesday September 8, 2009, new hours will be Tuesdays, noon to 8; Wednesdays through
Fridays, noon to 5; Saturdays, 9 to 4; and Sundays, noon to 4. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Friends of the Cemetery, a nonprofit
volunteer organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery announce
the kickoff of the Adopt-a-Picket Fundraiser. They hope to raise $100,000 toward
the restoration of the cemetery's steel and limestone pillar fence.
|Blue Earth County Historical Society renovated their office space
and made room for a more open, inviting gift shop. Making space for interesting
merchandise displays can boost sales and boost your organization's income. According
to the Museum Store Association, the
median net sales per square foot for museum stores is $212. |
|FEATURED BOOK |
Schoolhouses of Minnesota, photography by Doug Ohman and text by Jim Heynen.
Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press.