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Local History News
September 23, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

Grant Workshops Scheduled
Several statewide grant workshops have been scheduled for the first week of October. If you plan to apply for a Legacy Grant, come for updates on the grant program's progress and bring ideas and questions to share with colleagues. Please RSVP to Melinda Hutchinson for these workshops.

Help Plan Traveling Exhibits
Thanks to the Legacy Amendment, Minnesota Historical Society will launch a traveling exhibits program for county and local organizations, libraries and other hosts in Spring 2010. We need your help! Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey to let us know what topics and other vital program information would interest you. All completed entries will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate.

Legacy Blog
Legacy Grants Comment Area - Share your Legacy grant ideas with your colleagues via the Legacy blog.

From the Blog

The Over Under (1 new comment) - Mary Warner makes a good case for not forming extraneous nonprofit organizations.

Job Opportunities

Minnesota Budget Project seeks part-time Intern. This is an opportunity to gain experience working in a nonprofit research and advocacy environment. Apply online. Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2009.

Grants Manager
Children's Theatre Company seeks part-time Grants Manager.  cover letter and resume by Friday, October 16, 2009.

Assistant Curator
Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities seeks Assistant Curator. Graduate degree required. Deadline: November 15, 2009.

Search reopened. Hennepin History Museum in Minneapolis seeks part-time bookkeeper. Flexible hours. MBA in Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred. Experience with nonprofits a plus. Email cover letter, resume and references to .

Site Manager
Dakota County Historical Society seeks part-time Site Manager for Historic LeDuc Estate in Hastings. For job description or to apply, contact , 651-552-7548.

Do History Here

Eastman Johnson Limited Duration Exhibit
St. Louis County Historical Society announces Eastman Johnson Exhibit will be open to the public from September 27 through October 1, 2009. Admission is by regular gate fee to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts museums, during regular museum hours. Free admission to St. Louis County Historical Society members. For more information call 218-727-8025.

Murder, Mayhem, Last Meal
Friends of the Cemetery and Hennepin History Museum sponsor a Murder and Mayhem tour of the Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery in Minneapolis on Saturday October 3, 2009. Admission: $5. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Last Meal is served at noon, courtesy of The Salty Tart, $10. Contact Sue Hunter-Weir, 612-874-9233, by noon on October 1 to reserve your space.

Twin Ports History Week
Twin Ports History Museum Coalition announces History Week in the Twin Ports, October 4 through 11, 2009. Visit all fourteen venues in Duluth, Hermantown and Superior--each offers special events, including free or reduced admission. Contact , 218-733-7500 for more information.

Generations of Service Exhibit Opening
Veterans' Memorial Hall announces the launch of a new exhibit, Generations of Service, on Wednesday October 7, 2009 from 9 to 5 in the Grand Hall of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. The exhibit illuminates 150 years of U.S. military history. Free. Refreshments provided. Contact , 218-733-7500 for more information.

Coney Day Fundraiser
Veterans' Memorial Hall announces the 2nd Annual Coney Day fundraiser, to be held at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center on Thursday October 8, 2009 from 11 to 4. Contact , 218-733-7500, for ticket information.

Continuing Education

Free Advocacy Workshop
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits offers a free advocacy workshop to organizations wishing to get more involved in the next legislative session. "Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Advocacy" will be offered at the State Capitol on Friday October 9, 2009 from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration required.

Volunteerism Workshop
How can your organization recruit, retain and engage newly-retired Baby Boomers? Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration offers an in-depth, interactive workshop "Engaging Boomers and Future Generations of Volunteers" at several Minnesota locations:

  • Fergus Falls, September 29, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Brainerd, October 1, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • West St. Paul, October 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Other locations TBA in 2010

Apply online. Workshop cost discounted for MAVA members.

Twin Cities Modern Module
Why do we want to preserve modern architecture? Save the date! Join National Trust for Historic Preservation on Tuesday October 27, 2009 for a Modern Module to celebrate, discuss, and debate the modern heritage of the Twin Cities. Free. RSVP and receive updates.

Grant Deadlines

Rural Development Fund
Laura Jane Musser Fund Part B (Rural Initiative) seeks applications to strengthen towns and regions in various civic areas including economic development, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. Deadline: October 15, 2009.

Field Note

 Base Ball

What is one way to entertain visitors and teach them some history? Invite them to a vintage baseball game! Spectators have fun watching the game, but along the way learn 1860s baseball rules and see some period-appropriate uniforms.

The St. Croix Base Ball Club was organized in 1997 and recreates a ball club formed in Stillwater in 1867. During this September's game they were defeated by newcomers Denmark Demons, a club organized in 2006 to recreate the original Demons base ball club formed in 1908.

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