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Local History News
February 17, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Update

Grant Workshops
"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 .

Webinar Available Online
Unable to attend last week's grants webinar? The Grants Office staff have posted the PowerPoint presentation on the Legacy Grants website. Audio will be available soon.

Fast Track Deadline Next Week
The last small grant (Fast Track) deadline for FY 2010 is next week, Friday February 26, 2010. These grants are expected to resume with a May 28, 2010 deadline for FY 2011. Contact the Grants Office with questions.

From the Blog

Martin County History Website Updated (0 comments) - Martin County Historical Society wrote a grant to cover the costs of updating their website. Find out how they did it, and post your comments about how your organization keeps its social media updated.

What's in a name? (new) - How are users who demand more control over selection from raw historical data in stories they want to learn affecting you and your work?

Job Opportunities

Museum Director
Chenango County Historical Society in Norwich NY seeks Museum Director. Mail resume and salary requirements to Museum Director Search Committee, 45 Rexford St., Norwich, NY 13815. Deadline: Monday February 22, 2010.

Executive Director
MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney MT seeks Executive Director. Application screening begins March 22, 2010.

Multiple internships are available at Caponi Art Park in Eagan MN. cover letter, resume, references.

Do History Here

Historic Churches Talk
Join the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum at the Hosmer Library in Minneapolis on Saturday February 27, 2010, 10:30 a.m. for a talk on "Historic Churches of Southeast Minnesota." Free.

Saving Your Family History
Denmark Township Historical Society hosts Sarah Hummel on Tuesday March 16, 2010, 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Ms. Hummel is director of the Richfield Historical Society and will speak on "Saving Your Family History." Free. Call 612-823-4934 for more information.

CCC Talk
Join the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum at the Hosmer Library in Minneapolis on Saturday March 27, 2010, 10:30 a.m. for a talk on "Minnesota's African-Americans and Their Struggle with the Civilian Conservation Corps." Free.

Grant Deadlines

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities offers Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. Deadline: May 18, 2010 for projects beginning January 1, 2011. Call 202-606-8570 with questions.

Field Note

History Matters Rally 2010

The annual History Matters rally took place at the State Capitol on Monday February 15, 2010. Many people met with their legislators to let them know that History Matters to Minnesota. If you weren't able to attend, there's still time to make a difference--contact your legislators now!

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Legacy Amendment Update
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Grant Deadlines
Halfway Home

Halfway Home, by Mary Logue.

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