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Local History News
January 20, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Updates

Small Grant Deadline
The January small grant deadline for the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program will be Friday January 29, 2010. Applications must be received in the Grants Office on or before that date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Be sure to read the specific guidelines for the type of grant you are applying for, answer all of the category-specific questions, and include any attachments called for. Please contact the with questions.

From the Blog

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Cremated Public History (1 new comment) - Comments support both sides of the cremation trend. How will this trend affect your researchers and genealogists in the future?

Job Opportunities

Site Manager
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, near Grand Marais, seeks Site Manager for . Full time, seasonal. Deadline: February 28, 2010.

Collections Intern
Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Sheboygan WI, seeks Intern to assist with completing an inventory of the collections. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to or . Deadline: March 15, 2010.

Do History Here

Bill Wolston Tribute
Historian Bill Wolston has been bringing local history to life for over two decades with his highly-regarded series "90-Seconds of Local History." Learn about the program and meet Bill on Saturday January 23, 2010 at the Dakota County Historical Society. Contact , 651-552-7548, for more information.

Kids Kraft
Scott County Historical Society hosts their January Kids Kraft on Saturday January 30, 2010, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Story: Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss. Craft: wind socks. Free, but reservations required. Contact at 952-445-0378.

Winter History Fest
Pond Dakota Winter History Fest takes place at Pond Dakota Mission Park in Bloomington on Sunday January 31, 2010 from noon to 4 p.m. Try Dakota games and activities. Cost: $3/person; ages 4 and under free. Call 952-484-0477 for more information.

History in a Pint
Veterans' Memorial Hall, a program of the Saint Louis County Historical Society, announces the start of its new local history lecture series, "History in a Pint." Join them at Carmody's Irish Pub on Tuesday February 16, 2010, 6 p.m. to hear a lecture by Joe Gomer of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. Contact , 218-733-7500, for more information.

Bling & Chocolate Event
Goodhue County History Center holds its annual "Bling & Chocolate" fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday February 28, 2010. Bid during silent and oral auctions of jewelry and chocolate desserts. Space is limited, so order your $15 tickets now! Call 651-388-6024 for information about tickets and donations.

Continuing Education

Fellowships for AAM Annual Meeting
Deadline extended to February 10, 2010. Small Museum Administrators Committee of American Association of Museums offers four $750 scholarships to the 2010 AAM Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. Information available online.

SMA Annual Conference
Small Museum Association will hold its Annual Conference "Reality Check! Thriving in an Economic Downturn" February 21-23, 2010 in Ocean City MD. Information and registration online.

Online Library Courses
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library & Information Studies offers online continuing education classes on a variety of topics. Contact , 608-890-0364, or , 608-263-4452, for more information.

Project Archaeology Available Online
Project Archaeology is an educational organization working to make archaeology accessible to students and teachers nationwide. Online courses available. Contact for more information or to register.

Field Note

WCHS ice cream social

Looking for ways to bring more visitors to your events? Think outside the box with some creative twists on old standbys. Washington County Historical Society holds an annual Ice Cream Social--not in July, but in January!

Join WCHS on January 23, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. in South Lowell Park, Stillwater, to enjoy ice cream, chili, and a bonfire. Free, but donations welcome. Contact the Historical Society at 651-439-5956 for more information.

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