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Local History News
May 19, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

New Structured Options Added
Two new structured options have been added for FY 2011 Fast Track grants: StEPs and General Conservation Assessment with Long Range Plan.

Next Fast Track Deadline
The next deadline for Small Grants of $7,000 or less is Friday May 28, 2010.



From the Blog

Compensation for History (3 new comments) - Statistics can be used in a variety of ways. Does reliance on volunteers adversely affect compensation?

Risking 501(c)(3) Status (2 new comments) - Thanks to all who helped get the word out. Hopefully the IRS had fewer revocations to make in Minnesota starting this past Monday.

Vision for Success (new post) - Vision Statements can communicate the compelling services our organizations should be able to render in the future, thus increasing relevance.

Is Public History Women's Work? (new post) - American Historical Association data reports that women working in public history is double that of those working in academia, and that the ratio of women to men in public history has completely reversed in 30 years. Your thoughts?



Do History Here

2010 Events at LeDuc Historic Estate
The LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings, managed by the Dakota County Historical Society, will open its 2010 season on May 26 with daily tours. Check out the site's schedule or call 651-437-7055 for more information.

Minnesota Twins, the Early Days
Listen to former Minnesota Twins Julio Bequer and Tony Oliva speak about the legacy of black baseball in Minnesota on Thursday May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Landmark Center. Sponsored by the Ramsey County Historical Society. Free.

Free Admission to Veterans
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will offer free admission to veterans May 29-31. Visitors can view the Liberty Loan & World War II poster exhibit, on loan from the State Historical Society of North Dakota through May 31.

Deaf Baseball History
Join the Kandiyohi County Historical Society in Willmar for Jim Johnson's presentation on his book, "Dummy Hanson," about a talented deaf baseball player from Minnesota, on June 17, 2010, 7 p.m.

Ojibwe Crafts at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia MN will hold three two-day summer workshops that focus on Ojibwe crafts. Refreshments and light lunch provided. Minimum of five participants required to hold workshops. Call 320-532-3632 for reservations.



Job Opportunities

Grants Specialist I
The Nature Conservancy in Minneapolis MN seeks full-time Grants Specialist I.

Executive Director
The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County welcomes Dr. Maureen Kelly Jonason as executive director.



Continuing Education

Woodworking Workshop
Scott County Historical Society presents Mark Johnston of Historic Design Consulting who will conduct his Traditional Woodworking Workshop on Saturday May 22, 2010, 1 p.m.

Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting
The Minnesota Digital Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday June 10, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Free, but registration is required.



News

Upcoming Deaccessions
The History Center at Olmstead County is undertaking a collections management project that will include the deaccessioning of items from the collection. Institutions will have the opportunity to request items from the deaccession list. The list is available online. Use the Login ID: Burt Eaton and password: Curator.

Webwise Conference Webcasts
The 2010 Webwise Webconference sessions are now online to view.

New Exhibit in Perham
"Native Words, Native Warriors" exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution is now on view at the ITOW Veteran's Museum in Perham.

Hubbs Microfilm Room Closed for three weeks in June
The Hubbs Microfilm Room will be closed from May 29 - June 22, 2010 to replace the carpet. Newspaper microfilm will not be accessible during this time. Some microfilm series will be available including death certificates and film borrowed from FamilySearch. Several microfilm readers and reader-printers will be available for public use.

Contact the library if you have questions.

Summer Hours
June 1 - Sept. 6:
Tuesday: noon - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: noon - 5 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 5 p.m.
Friday: noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED (hours will resume Sept. 13, 2010)
Monday: CLOSED



 

Field Note

Educational programs, like this one at the Mower County Historical Society, make history accessible to children of all ages. Site visits or classroom outreach programs also make the community aware of a museum's many resources. 

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Legacy Amendment Update
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Continuing Education
-News

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