Legacy Amendment Updates
Grant Workshops Added
RSVP for limited remaining seats at workshops where you will
learn about the Minnesota Cultural Heritage Grants and have an opportunity to
work one-on-one with MHS staff to prepare proposals. Bring your project ideas,
specifications, and a flash drive.
- October 5,
Minneapolis (10 seats left): Hennepin County Central Library, 9 a.m.
- October 8,
Shevlin (15 seats left): Clearwater County Historical Society, 11 a.m., free will donation for a provided hot lunch
- October 9, New Ulm (25 seats left): Brown County Historical Society, 2 p.m.
- NEW October
19, Morris: Stevens County Historical Society, 11 a.m. Box lunches available
for a low price. Please indicate your need for a box lunch when you RSVP.
October 20, Preston: Preston Historical Society, 10 a.m. in the Community
Room at the F & M Community Bank. Refreshments served.
- NEW October
27, Chisholm: Minnesota Discovery Center (formerly Ironworld) 9 a.m.
Can't attend in person? Try a webinar. Participants will need to download free software in advance
from a confirmation notice. Webinars are limited to 30, please RSVP. The first webinar is set for:
- Monday October 12 at 10:00 a.m.
Grant Deadlines Set
Deadlines for the mid-size and
large grant categories have been set for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010. Online applications
will be accepted until the end of each deadline day.
applications are due Monday November 23, 2009
should be able to start in February 2010
are due Monday March 8, 2010
Final applications due Monday
April 12, 2010
Most projects should be able to start in July 2010
Fast Track grants have monthly deadlines on the last Friday of each month.
The exception will be December's deadline, which will be Monday, December
28, 2009, due to the holiday.
Program Guidelines and Applications
guidelines and application forms for all three grant categories will be posted
soon on the Minnesota Cultural Heritage Grants website. Questions can in the
meantime be sent to the grants office staff.
Traveling Exhibit Survey
Your feedback will determine what kinds of traveling exhibits will be available
to you. Take the survey now.
From the Blog
Offsite Data Storage (new post) - Lori Pickell-Stangel from McLeod
County Historical Society wants colleagues' feedback on the feasibility of offsite digital data storage.
Museums Using Social Media Benchmark (new post) - Rose Sherman
from Minnesota Historical Society is gathering data on how other museums and cultural
organizations engage their communities through social media. Take a
short survey to share your experiences.
Counting Web Users (1 comment) - There are multiple ways
to measure online contacts, and which way to measure depends on the user's
preferences. If organizations were to use online contacts to compare against
one another, measurement would need to be standardized. How do you use web counts?
County Historical Society in Two Harbors MN seeks full time Administrator. To apply or for questions contact Rick Tokarczyk, 218-834-4898.
Minnesota Children's Museum in downtown St. Paul seeks energetic,
outgoing Visitor Assistant to provide quality customer service to
the public. Submit resume or complete application on-site.
Science Museum of Minnesota seeks Program Coordinator. Undergraduate
degree required. Apply online. Deadline: October 14, 2009.
Adult Programs Associate, Public Programs
Minneapolis Institute of Arts seeks experienced Adult Programs Associate to provide leadership in the creation
and presentation of engaging public programs for adult audiences throughout the museum.
Assistant to Registrar
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
seeks Assistant to Registrar. Full time, benefits-eligible position. Apply online.
Target Corporation is seeking a project
archivist to complete basic processing of a marketing collection at their Northern
Campus in Brooklyn Park MN. Project will last up to 300 hours. Requires
archives, library, or information science-related coursework, training in archival
management and theory, or equivalent experience. Email resume and cover letter.
Do History Here
Danube Fall Festival
Join Danube Historical Society at the
Danube Depot Museum on Saturday October 3, 2009, 10 - 4, for
their annual Fall Festival. Entertainment by River Ridge Boys. Food and beverages available.
Saturday Dinosaur Program
Stearns History Museum presents Dr. Kristina Curry Rogers on Saturday
October 3, 2009, 10 a.m. on "The Latest on Dinosaurs." Bring
your burning questions about dinosaur paleobiology.
Join Anoka County Historical Society for their Harvest Time Barn Dance
on Saturday October 3, 2009 from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening includes
a harvest feast provided by Those Pork Chops, and you can kick up your heels to
the music of Buggy Whipp. Call 763-421-0600 to purchase tickets.
Mower County Historical Society hosts the 3rd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration on Saturday October
10, 2009 from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society hosts professional appraiser Jean
Carlton on Saturday October 17 at 10 a.m. Bring your heirloom
quilts for appraisal. Registration required; small fee. Call 952-445-0378 to register.
Local History Roundtable
Join fellow historians at Hennepin County Central Library on Thursday October
22, 2009, 7 p.m., in the Doty Board Room, second floor. Meet a descendant
of Marpiya-wichashta (Cloud Man) and hear from historian Peter Sussman about the
development of the Lake Calhoun area of Minneapolis.
Larry Davis will present the lecture "Tyrannosaurus Rex: Seven Ton Road
Runner from Hades" at the Stearns History Museum on Saturday October 24,
2009 at 10 a.m. Members free; nonmembers $5. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.
Veterans Day Observance
Annual Veterans Day Observance will
be held in Willmar at the War Memorial Auditorium on November 9,
10, and 11, 2009.
Beltrami County History Conference
Beltrami County Historical Society hosts "Northern Minnesota's
Myths and Mysteries" history conference on Saturday October 17,
2009, 8 - 3:30, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bemidji. Tickets available
at the History Center; call 218-444-3376 for more information.
American Association of Museums offers online advocacy
training this fall and winter. Part 2, entitled "Budget and Appropriations 101:
Understanding the Process and Timelines, and Learning How and When to Effectively
Weigh In" takes place Friday October 23, 2009 at 1 p.m. EDT (2
p.m. CDT). Register online.
Quick-Build Museum Exhibits
Check out the newest addition
to Morrison County Historical Society's webpage—a how-to guide entitled "How to Build a Museum Exhibit in an Hour." Mary Warner explains
how to put together a small exhibit case and includes plenty of photographs along
with step-by-step explanations.
Form 990 Attachment FAQs
Revenue Service has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning
the use of attachments when filing Form 990.
Rail Transit Public Meeting
You are invited to a public information meeting on Fort Snelling Light Rail Transit
and Upper Post Master Plan at Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center on Wednesday
October 7, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Hennepin County.
Wilcox & White Organ, built prior to 1882,
works refurbished in 1985, wood housing refinished in the 1970s. Free
to a good home. Contact Joanne Husby, 612-869-3033.
|Winona County Historical Society's webcam keeps members and the
public updated on the progress of their new addition. Their website is updated
with a new photo every sixty seconds. Using this type of technology can keep tech-savvy
patrons interested, and also provide a record of the process for the organization's archives. |
|In this Issue...|
|FEATURED BOOK |
Bones of Plenty, by Lois Phillips Hudson.
Order from Minnesota Historical Society Press.