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Local History News
March 3, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Legacy Amendment Update

Mid- and Large Size Grant Deadline Next Week
The deadline for pre-applications to the mid- and large size Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program is next Monday March 8, 2010. The pre-application form is the same standard form used in our grants program, but make sure that you check out the grant guidelines pages before writing your proposal. Questions? Contact the .

From the Blog

Theft Prevention for the Small History Museum (new) - There are some simple cost-effective steps to prevent loss of objects held in the public trust. Which of these do you believe are the most effective?

Key Statements for Success (0 comments) - Mission, Vision, and Values statements are key to successful nonprofits. Please share your experience developing or implementing these statements at your organization.

What's in a Name? (1 new comment) - Does it matter what a position is titled so long as the position fulfills its position description?

Job Opportunities

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area seeks Program Assistant Intern. Start date: May 2010. Contact with questions or to apply.

The Family Museum, Bettendorf IA, seeks Interns for the 2010-2011 school year. For more information contact , Museum Director, 563-344-4161.

D.C. Booth Historic National Fishery and Archives, Spearfish SD, seeks Archive Intern. Send detailed resume and three references to . Priority given to applications received by March 22, 2010.

Do History Here

Polish Egg Decorating
Winona County Historical Society offers its most popular class, Polish Egg Decorating, on Friday March 12, 2010, 6 p.m. Space is limited; call 507-454-2723 to register. Cost: $6/members; $8/nonmembers.

MAM Sampler
Minnesota Association of Museums March Sampler will be held at TPT, Twin Cities Public Television, on Thursday March 25, 2010, 4 p.m. Space is limited; register on the MAM website.

The Klan in Minnesota
Waseca County Historical Society presents Nancy Vaillancourt on "The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Minnesota," Thursday March 25, 2010, 12 noon.

Annual Meeting
St. Louis County Historical Society invites you to its 88th Anniversary Annual Meeting on Tuesday March 30, 2010, 5 p.m. at the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. Guest speaker is Daniel Lancaster, author of "John Beargrease: Legend of Minnesota's North Shore." Dinner tickets are $35 and must be reserved; call 218-733-7586 by March 19 for reservations and entree choices.

Voices for the Land
Waseca County Historical Society presents Brian Peterson, Minneapolis StarTribune photojournalist, on his on going series to encourage Minnesotans to write about the land they love. April 29, 2010, 12 noon.

New Exhibit at Stearns History Museum
Stearns History Museum opened the exhibit "The World's Best, Finest and the Envy of Everyone in Town." Come learn about American technology and inventions; now through June 2011.

Continuing Education

Minitex Conference
Save the Date for the Nineteeth Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference, Tuesday May 4, 2010. Conference will be held at the Continuing Education & Conference Center at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus. Registration information will be available late March.

Field Note

MHS Bandolier bag

Ten years ago, Wisconsin Historical Society experienced a significant theft of objects from its Native American and ethnographic collections. Although they are working with Antiques Roadshow to publicize the theft and track down the missing items, only about 10 percent of the artifacts have been recovered.

Theft is a major concern for museums and historical societies. Read today's blog about various ways to deter thieves from casing your organization. You don't necessarily need high-tech, expensive devices; sometimes very simple solutions can do the trick.

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Legacy Amendment Update
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
Girls are Coming

The Girls Are Coming, by Peggie Carlson.

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