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Local History News
February 10, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Update

More Workshops Added
"Writing a Better Grant Application" is a new workshop offered by the Grants Office staff. Learn to write strong project descriptions, establish compelling need and rationale, craft meaningful measurable outcomes, and articulate enduring value and sustainability in order to increase your project's competitiveness.

The workshops are free, about an hour long, and include time afterward to discuss your project(s) one-on-one with grants staff. Register by emailing the .

Final Fast Track Deadline for 2010
The last Fast Track (small grants) deadline for fiscal year 2010 will be Friday February 26, 2010. Fast Track grants are expected to resume with a Friday May 28, 2010, deadline for fiscal year 2011. Contact the with questions.

From the Blog

Taglines Create Connections (1 new comment) - Are taglines useful for history organizations? Mary Warner comments on using six-word memoirs as taglines.  

Martin County History Website Updated (new post) - Lenny Tvedten reflects on the thinking behind Martin County Historical Society's recent update of its webpresence.

Job Opportunities

Executive Director
North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters, WI, seeks Executive Director. Full time, exempt position. Email letter of interest and resume by February 28, 2010.

Executive Director
Rice County (Kansas) Historical Society in Lyons KS seeks Executive Director. Applications due February 28, 2010.

Museum Manager
North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, Tofte MN, seeks part time Museum Manager. Contact the museum for more information.

Do History Here

History Matters
Join your colleagues at the Minnesota State Capitol on Monday February 15, 2010 (Presidents' Day), from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to show your support for Minnesota history. Meet with your legislators and tell them that History Matters.  

Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at the Faribault Community Center on Thursday February 18, 2010, 7 p.m. Twelve-year-old Brandon Peeters, the youngest CVCWR member, will present a PowerPoint on Gettysburg Battlefield. Free. Refreshments served. Call Dan, 507-332-8250 or Jan, 507-244-0500, for more information.

History of Benson Airport
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society hosts an open house on the history of the Benson Airport on Tuesday February 23, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Benson Airport. Free, but donations welcome. Contact , 651-407-5327, for more information.

Quilt Show
Dakota County Historical Society hosts the fifteenth annual Dakota County Star Quilters quilt show from February 10 through March 5, 2010. Donation of $3 encouraged. Proceeds support the museum. Contact Dakota County Star Quilters for more information.

Continuing Education

PastPerfect Training
Goodhue County Historical Society will offer PastPerfect training on Monday February 15, 2010, 1 p.m. at the museum in Red Wing. RSVP to Johanna Grothe.

Dakota Language for Beginners
Learn to speak and write everyday words and phrases in Dakota--one of the original languages of Minnesota--on Sunday February 21, 2010, 2 p.m. at the Historic Pond House in Bloomington. Open to all ages. Suggested donation $2, youth free. Call 952-484-0477 for more information.

MDL Hosts New Webinar
Minnesota Digital Library hosts "The Minnesota Digital Library, Minnesota Reflections, and Digitizing Your Collections" on Tuesday March 2, 2010, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Get on the wait list for this popular webinar by registering online.

Preservation Leadership Training
National Trust for Historic Preservation holds two Preservation Leadership Training seminars this summer. The basic class will be in Baton Rouge LA, June 5-12, 2010. The advanced class will be in Cincinnati OH, July 17-24. Applications due March 15, 2010. See the PLT website for more information.

WI Oral History Day
Join other regional oral historians at the 2010 WI Oral History Day, March 28 and 29, 2010, in Milwaukee WI. More information available online.

Grant Deadlines

Valspar Offers Free Paint
Valspar Corporation, in partnership with the Initiative Foundation, will offer nonprofits and communities the chance to apply for free paint and coatings. Application information online. Deadline: March 5, 2010.


Twin Cities Compass Expands
Twin Cities Compass has expanded to include the entire state, and is now called Minnesota Compass. At Minnesota Compass you will find information and data to help you prepare grant proposals. Various topics available.

Field Note

History Matters to Abraham Lincoln

Show your legislators that History Matters to your organization! Join your colleagues at the State Capitol for the 6th Annual History Matters Rally on Monday February 15, 2010. Last year Abraham Lincoln made an appearance to support the cause!

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Legacy Amendment Update
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-Grant Deadlines
Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart

Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart, by Mary Beth Lorbiecki.

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