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

Legacy Amendment Updates

December Grants Deadline
The deadline for the December Fast Track (Small) grants for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program is Monday December 28, 2009. Apply online!

The usual deadline schedule for the Fast Track grants, the last Friday of the month, resumes in January with a deadline of Friday January 29, 2010.

Legacy in the News
Check out stories about legacy funded grants in the Mankato Free Press:



From the Blog

Memorials for Volunteers (new post) - How do you memorialize volunteers that have made substantial contributions to your organization over many years?

How many nonprofits are appropriate? (new post) - Is your community saturated with nonprofits? From your experience, what might be some practical suggestions for helping the nonprofit community function more efficiently?

(1 message) - Should social media outlets be added to visitor registers?

Identity is a key message (3 new messages) - Minnesota Discovery Center will reopen.

Give to the Max for History (1 new message) - North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting did very well. This was the second most visited link last week. Please share your experience with this special giving event in order to have a clear picture of how well this worked for local history.



Job Opportunities

Editor
Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul MN seeks Editor. Full-time project position. Deadline: December 24, 2009.

Curator
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul MN seeks ARTwalk Curator. Part-time, paid position. Deadline: January 15, 2010.

Annual Fund Manager
Salibury House in Des Moines IA seeks Annual Fund Manager. Position to begin work by May 2009.



Do History Here

Duluth Art Exhibit
St. Louis County Historical Society announces the opening of a new exhibit entitled "Selections from the St. Louis County Historical Society Collection: Paintings by David Ericson and Gilbert Munger." Exhibit runs through March 31, 2010. Contact Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, 218-733-7583, for more information.


Grant Deadlines

America's Cultural and Historical Organizations
National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for America's Cultural and Historical Organizations Planning and Implementation grants. Deadlines are January 13, 2010 (projects beginning September 2010) and August 18, 2010 (projects beginning April 2011).

Interpreting America's Historic Places
National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for Interpreting America's Historic Places Planning and Implementation grants. Deadlines are January 13, 2010 (projects beginning September 2010) and August 18, 2010 (projects beginning April 2011).

National Trust Grants Available
National Trust for Historic Preservation offers a number of matching grants programs with a deadline of February 1, 2010.

Contact , 312-939-5547 ext. 37231, at the National Trust or , 651-293-9047, at Preservation Alliance of Minnesota for more information.

Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture
National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture. Applications are due February 3, 2010.

MAC Grants Available
Midwest Archives Conference solicits applications for its annual MAC Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Archival Administration. Deadline: March 1, 2010.

NHPRC Grants
National Historical Publications and Records Commission announces Professional Development Grants for Archives and Historical Publishing. First draft deadline: April 1, 2010. First final deadline: June 3, 2010.

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. Applications due May 18, 2010 (projects starting January 2011). 



News

New Site Manager at LeDuc Historic Estate
Dakota County Historical Society recently hired Jessica Bierbrauer as the new Site Manager at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings.

AASLH Scholarships
American Association for State and Local History offers four scholarships for on-site workshops in 2010. Deadline: Monday December 21, 2009.

PAM Seeks Endangered Places Nominations
Have a historic property in your community that could use some tender loving care? Nominate it to Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's annual 10 Most Endangered Historic Places list. Nomination forms are due in the Alliance office by 5 p.m. on Friday January 29, 2010. Submit the form to . Contact Erin Hanafin Berg, 651-293-9047 x102, or , 651-293-9047 x101 with questions.

PAM Offers Seed Grant
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota offers a $2,500 seed grant to one property on the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2010. The 10 Most Endangered will be unveiled at the Alliance's party held during National Preservation Month in May. Attend the party and cast your vote for the most deserving property!

Save the Date
Mark your calendars now! The annual History Matters Day at the State Capitol will be held on Presidents Day, Monday February 15, 2010. Please join your colleagues in the Capitol's rotunda to show your support of Minnesota history.

AASLH Awards
American Association for State and Local History offers the Leadership in History Awards for 2010. Do you know of an organization that deserves to be recognized for an outstanding exhibit, publication, or other accomplishment? What about an individual? Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2010. Direct questions and/or nominations to .

National Trust Awards
National Trust for Historic Preservation issues a call for nominations for the 2010 National Preservation Awards. Contact the , 202-588-6315, with questions. Deadline: March 1, 2010.



Field Note

Otter Tail CHS electronic sign

Several years ago, Otter Tail County Historical Society installed an electronic sign to help keep the community informed about their events. The sign also reinforces their community identity. How does your organization keep a presence in your community? What is your sense of identity? Visit the LHN blog to post your comments!

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