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Local History News
December 2, 2009Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

December Small Grant Deadline Reminder
Small, or Fast Track, grants submitted for the December Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants deadline will be due in the Grants Office by Monday December 28, 2009 due to the Christmas holiday. Contact the for more information.

From the Blog

Collecting Christmas letters (new post) - Does your organization collect family Christmas letters for its family history files?

Vertically Integrated all along (new post) - The Wall Street Journal recently ran a story about businesses returning to vertical integration. Is this a trend nonprofit historical organizations will have to consider?

Give to the Max for History (4 new comments) - Mower County Historical Society, Morrison County Historical Society, and Richfield Historical Society all report on their success. How about your experiences?

Relocating Museums (1 new comment) - Does "museum" necessarily mean a physical location?

Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator
Family Museum, City of Bettendorf IA seeks Program Coordinator--Volunteer Services and Training. Part time. Deadline: Friday December 4, 2009.

Archive Intern
Unpaid internship available at Discovery World in Milwaukee WI. Flexible hours, 20-hour overall commitment. Contact , 414-765-1978, for more information.

New Administrator For Lake County Historical Society
Mel Sando was named administrator of the Lake County Historical Society in Two Harbors MN, and Rick Tokarczyk begins a well-earned retirement as of January 1, 2010. Congratulations to both.

Do History Here

Christmas in the Village
Join Steele County Historical Society on Friday December 4, 2009 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturday December 5, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the holiday spectacular Christmas in the Village. For more information call Laura or Dodie at 507-451-1420.

Holiday House Tour
Historic Holiday House Tour of Owatonna and rural Steele County homes will be held on Saturday December 5, 2009 from noon to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 and available at Kottke Jewelers, Steele County Historical Society and A Touch of Charm; or, the day of the tour at the homes for $10. Call Steele County Historical Society at 507-451-1420 for more information.

Victorian Holiday Open House
Join Minnetonka Historical Society at the Charles H. Burwell House in Minnetonka on Sunday December 6, 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m. for their annual Victorian Holiday Open House. Self-guided tours and refreshments. Free, but donations appreciated. Call Florence for more information, 952-938-3758.

Book Release Party
Morrison County Historical Society hosts a Holiday Book Release Party on Sunday December 6, 2009 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls. Celebrate the release of "You Eat That?!? The Anti-Recipe Recipe Book." Call 320-632-4007 for reservations.

Fundraiser for Nicollet County Historical Society
Enjoy music and great food at the Locust Street Bed & Breakfast in St. Peter on Wednesday December 9, 2009, 6 p.m. and help support NCHS which brings 140,000 people each year in contact with Nicollet County history.

Christmas in the County
Mower County Historical Society invites you to their 5th Annual Christmas in the County celebration on December 11 and 12, 2009 at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Free admission; lots of fun activities. Contact , 507-437-6082, for more information.


Fort Snelling Light Rail Meeting Cancelled
Due to scheduling conflicts, the December 9, 2009 meeting on the Fort Snelling LRT and Upper Post Master Plan has been cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled in early 2010. Call Dan Cornejo, 651-699-1927, with questions.

SAA Seeks Input
Society of American Archivists Council seeks member input on American Library Association's "Traditional Cultural Expressions and Libraries" draft initiative of library principles concerning the management and protection of traditional cultural expressions. Archives, museums and historical societies also preserve and provide access to such materials. to the Council by Friday December 4, 2009.

Google Settlement
The Amended Settlement Agreement for the Google Book Settlement is now available and emphasizes major changes relevant to libraries and cultural institutions.

Marketing Idea
Maine Library Association is promoting their institution on hot drink sleeves. Do you have a Starbucks or Caribou Coffee in town? Recruit a corporate sponsor and get the word out about your organization at the same time! Read more about how the MLA came up with this idea.

AASLH Offers Online Classes
American Association for State and Local History offers two online classes this winter:

Edina Historical Society Expands Website
Check out the updated and expanded Edina Historical Society website.

Funding Opportunities

National Leadership Grants
Institute for Museums and Library Services is accepting grant applications for the National Leadership Grant program. Deadline is February 1, 2010.

RBC Foundation USA
Applications for Arts and Culture Grants from RBC Foundation USA are due January 15, 2010.

Field Note

Coffee grinder

Minnesota Historical Society Conservation Department recently added practical collections care information to their website. Find information on storage materials, handling and cleaning practices, basic preservation, and much more.  

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Legacy Amendment Updates
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Funding Opportunities
Classroom Voices

Classroom Voices, by Pamela J. Myers.

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Job Announcements

Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

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