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February 24, 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 .

Fast Track Deadline Friday
The last small grant (Fast Track) deadline for FY 2010 is this 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.

Mid- and Large Size Grant Deadlines
Pre-applications for the mid- and large size Minnesota Historical and Cultural grants are due Monday March 8, 2010. Use the same online application form as you would for the final application. Pre-applications should be as complete as possible. Final applications will be due Monday April 12, 2010. Questions? Contact the .

Partnership Grants Available
Has your organization considered partnering on a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant project with another eligible applicant? The Minnesota Legislature approved $1.5 million in grant money specifically for partnership projects. Deadlines: March 8, 2010 for pre-applications; April 12, 2010 for final applications. Contact the with questions.



From the Blog

What's in a name? (no comments) - Curators: how protective are you of your title? Can anyone who assembles and preserves content be considered 'curators'?

Martin County History Website Updated (2 new comments) - How has your organization kept its social media updated?

Key Statements for Success (new post) - Key statements of mission, vision, and values should match the needs of the twenty-first century.



Job Opportunities

Executive Director
Minnesota Transportation Museum in St. Paul seeks full time Executive Director. letter of interest, resume and references by March 15, 2010.

Historical Site Coordinator
City of Brooklyn Park seeks seasonal, part time Historical Site Coordinator for Eidem Homestead historical site. Applications due by March 15, 2010 or until position is filled.

Developer
Public Radio International seeks Developer, PRI Web Properties. resume, letter of interest, and salary requirements. Reference job code WD-PRI. Deadline: March 19, 2010.

Education Assistants
Fort Des Moines Museum in Des Moines IA seeks college students to serve as Education Assistants for summer camp. Contact , Camp Director, 515-282-8060, with questions.



Do History Here

Theodore Roosevelt Exhibit
Wadena County Historical Society hosts "Theodore," a biographical exhibit based on the written words of the 26th President of the United States. Exhibit open February 17 through March 2010.

World Fair Exhibit in Stearns County
"Centuries of Progress: American World's Fairs, 1853-1982" opens March 1, 2010 at Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud.

Breakfast Club Program
Stearns History Museum hosts a program on "Legacies of Faith" on Wednesday March 10, 2010, 9 a.m. John and Robert Roscoe will discuss the history and architecture of Stearns County's Catholic churches. Contact , 320-253-8424, for more information.

White Bear Town Hall History
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society at White Bear Town Hall on Thursday March 11, 2010 for a talk on the history of the town hall. Free, but donations are welcome. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.



News

AASLH Award Deadline Approaching
American Association for State and Local History's Leadership in History nominations are due to the state representatives by March 1, 2010. Nominate an outanding exhibit, program, publication, or person deserving of recognition. Contact with questions or to sumbit a nomination binder.


Field Note

Winona web cam Feb 10

Winona County Historical Society continues to make progress on their new addition. Many of you may remember the post from September 2009, showing the beginning of this project. WCHS continues to post webcam photos, updated every 60 seconds, for interested viewers.

Save the date for another point of interest in Winona--the annual Historic Preservation conference hosted by Minnesota Historical Society will take place on September 16 and 17, 2010.


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