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Local History News
October 14, 2009
Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

Grant Workshop Updates
The schedule for grant workshops is now complete. RSVP for any of the following grant workshops, including three final, new locations. Learn about the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants and have the opportunity to discuss grant proposals with your colleagues and with MHS staff. Bring your project ideas, specifications, and a flash drive.

Grant Guidelines are online
Most of the guidelines for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program are now online.

From the Blog

Validating What We Do (new post) - How might the local history community in Minnesota certify its trustworthy workers? Would local history workers benefit from having credentials? How do we validate what we do in the eyes of the public and our funders? 

Legacy Grants Comments Area (1 new message) - Mary Warner encourages those working on the 10-year plan and 25-year framework to consider measuring progress against the findings of the Heritage Health Index.

Job Opportunities

Marketing and Design Assistant
Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center in St. Cloud seeks part-time Marketing and Design Assistant. Deadline: October 20, 2009.

Development Intern
Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul seeks part-time Intern to work with Development team. Deadline: October 30, 2009.

Program Evaluation Intern
Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul seeks part-time Intern to work with Program Developers. Deadline: October 30, 2009.

Assistant Gallery Director Internships
Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis seeks Interns for a variety of areas within this volunteer-run organization. Deadline: October 31, 2009.

Director of Development
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah IA seeks Director of Development responsible for planning and implementation of all resource development activities for the museum.

Do History Here

Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets Thursday October 15, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Faribault Community Center in Faribault. Guest speaker is charter member Roni Deschamps who will review the book "State of Jones." Call Dan at 507-332-8250 or Jan at 507-244-0500 for more information.

U.S./Dakota War of 1862
Pond Dakota Heritage Society and the Bloomington Historical Society present historian Stephen E. Osman on the U.S./Dakota War of 1862, Sunday October 18, 2009, 2 p.m., at the Bloomington Old Town Hall, 10200 Penn Ave. South.

Tales of the Fillebrown House
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society to share Fillebrown House memories throughout the years. Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Contact  at 651-407-5327 for more information. 

Free Antique Appraisal
St. Louis County Historical Society sponsors a free antique appraisal at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center on Wednesday October 21, 2009 from noon to 3 p.m. Limit two items, please. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.

Fall Banquet
Rice County Historical Society hosts their Fall Banquet and Annual Meeting on Thursday October 22, 2009 at 5 p.m. Guest speaker is Jeff Jirik, co-owner of the Faribault Dairy Company. Tickets are $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Seating is limited! Register by October 16, 507-332-2121.

All Hallows Eve at Gibbs Museum
Spend the evening of Saturday October 24, 2009 at Gibbs Museum recreating the Halloween experiences of years gone by. Costumed guides lead visitors through seven vignettes on the museum grounds. Space is limited; call 651-646-8629 to reserve tickets now. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Ghostly Tales in Scott County
Join Scott County Historical Society on Thursday October 29, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. for ghostly tales presented by Minnesota's "Beyond the Veil" Paranormal Investigation. Call 952-445-0378 for more information.

Dinner with Cathy Wurzer
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society hosts its Fall Dinner and Annual Meeting on Thursday October 29, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at White Bear Country Inn. Cathy Wurzer will speak about her book and documentary "Tales of the Road: Highway 61." Members: $34; $39 nonmembers. Contact , 651-407-5327, to register.

Free Kids Kraft
Scott County Historical Society hosts Kids Kraft on Saturday October 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Come for storytime, "Saying Thanks" by Janet Riehecky, and stay to write notes and send care packages to troops serving overseas. Reservations required, call 952-445-0378.

Make a Dream Catcher
Pond Dakota Heritage Society presents Native American artist Kim Hanks who will demonstrate how to make a dream catcher Sunday November 1, 2-4 p.m.

Fall Lecture Series Returns
"Uncle Sam Worked Here: Conversations in Local History" lecture series returns to Landmark Center, St. Paul. This series focuses on the history of the federal courts. Programs begin at 9:30 a.m. on October 31 and November 7 and 14, 2009 and are free but require reservations. Contact Landmark Center at 651-292-3063 to register.

Continuing Education

Wisconsin Oral History Day
Save the Date! The 2010 Wisconsin Oral History Day will be held in Milwaukee on March 28 and 29, 2010.

Minnesota Modern Module
National Trust for Historic Preservation welcomes you to a free event to celebrate, discuss, and debate the mid-century and Modern heritage of the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Join NTHP at Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis on Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 6 p.m. Space is limited; register now.

Field Note

 workshop attendees

To date, over 200 people have attended the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants workshops. Limited space is still available in the remaining sessions, so now! Cost of workshop: Free. Learning how to apply for a new grants program: Priceless.

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

The Nearly Departed, by Michael Norman.

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In Past Issues

Discussions and Questions

Job Announcements

Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

Other Resources

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