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Local History News
September 16, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

First Grant Writing Workshop Set
Join Minnesota Historical Society staff in the Doty Board Room of the Hennepin County Central Library in Minneapolis on Monday, October 5, 2009 from 9 to 1. There will be a short presentation on the Legacy Amendment Grants program, followed by question and answer time and a chance for individual consultations with staff. Refreshments available at the first floor cafe. Please RSVP to , MHS Grants Associate. Subsequent statewide workshop locations will be announced later this fall. Watch this space and the Legacy website for dates and locations.

Legacy Grants Comment Area - The blog is still open for your comments and suggestions on the Legacy Amendment and grants program.



From the Blog

The Over Under (new post) - Are there too many local history organizations in this country? How many can a given community successfully support? How do you awaken enthusiasts to the hard realities of successful organizing to accomplish what they think they want to do?


Job Opportunities

Individual Giving Manager, Development
Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks experienced development professional to secure major annual gifts from individual donors through unrestricted and designated gifts for specific projects and programs by managing a portfolio of high profile, high capacity donors. Bachelor's Degree and three years experience as a development professional required. Email or mail cover letter and resume, or completed employment application, to: Human Resources, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404; fax 612-870-3263.

Sales Person/Cashier
Museum Shop at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has temporary, part time sales positions available in the Louvre exhibition gift shop starting in October 2009 through part of January 2010. Requirements include strong customer service skills, retail sales experience and basic computer skills. Email or mail cover letter and resume, or completed employment application, to: Human Resources, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55404; fax 612-870-3263.

Museum Assistant
State of Iowa seeks full time Museum Assistant at the Historical Building in Des Moines. Individual will work with the battle flags; strong knowledge of textiles and specific training in working with flags required. Salary $25,272 to $36,483. Apply online before September 20, 2009.

Costume Internship
Costume Society of America Midwest Region sponsors an eight-week internship for a hands-on curatorial experience to a student in the field of costume. Complete and mail application packet by January 2, 2010.



Do History Here

LeDuc/Simmons Country Market
LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings MN hosts the third Annual LeDuc/Simmons Country Market on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings sponsors the event, which includes a flea market, plant sale, bake sale, and vendors selling various handmade or home-grown items. Proceeds go toward the free school tour program offered to all Minnesota students.

Last Vermillion Falls Walking Tour for Season
LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings hosts the last Vermillion Falls Park walking tour for the season. Join them on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10 a.m. for a tour and talk about the Vermillion River and milling industry. Reservations required; call 651-437-7055.

Musical Evening Fundraiser
Join Scott County Historical Society for "Cool Night - Hot Music" on Friday, October 16, 2009 from 7 p.m. to midnight. The Wolf Brothers and Cruiser and the Eddys will supply the music at Turtle's 1890 Social Club. Tickets $10/person. Event includes silent auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Contact for more information or to reserve tickets.



Continuing Education

Archives Workshop
Society of American Archivists in partnership with Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies offer an archives workshop "Understanding Archives: Intro to Archival Principles & Practices" on October 1 and 2, 2009 in Mount Carroll IL. Attendance is limited to 30 participants, so register now!

State Budget Process Workshop
Minnesota Budget Project and Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) sponsor "Follow the Dollars: a Guided Tour Through the State Budget Process" on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 9 to noon at MCN in St. Paul. Anyone can benefit from understanding how the state's budget process works, and how to participate in that process on behalf of the programs and people served. Fee is $45 for members; $60 for nonmembers. Register online.

Bishop Hill Symposium
"The Challenge of Change in Living Cultural Communities" will be held at Bishop Hill IL from October 9 to 11, 2009. Register online or call 309-927-3899 or 309-927-3345 for schedule and information.

Center for Social Studies Education Launched
Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Department of Education have launched a new initiative to provide educators and students with information regarding the Social Studies. The Center for Social Studies Education (CSSE) is a clearinghouse created to provide links to relevant resources, teaching tools, professional development opportunities, and programs for teachers and students within the Social Studies.



News

History Day 2010 Enrollment Open
National History Day in Minnesota is ready to start another year with the theme "Innovation in History: Impact and Change." If you are an educator intending to participate in National History Day during the 2009-2010 school year, enroll on the History Day website to receive free mailings and information.

Form 990 Online Tool
IRS developed a new online tool to show organizations how to fill out important areas of the redesigned 2008 Form 990 and Schedules.



Field Note

Historic
 Northwest meeting

Minnesota's Historic Northwest Consortium, consisting of representatives from nine of the counties in Northwest Minnesota, met last week in Mahnomen for their Annual Meeting. Several area groups around the state meet regularly to share ideas and keep in touch with colleagues.

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