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Local History News
June 9, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Next Fast Track Deadline
The next deadline for Small Grants of $7,000 or less is Friday June 25, 2010.

Your Input Needed!
Minnesota History Coalition seeks your thoughts on history activities supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Legacy Amendment. Don't miss your opportunity to shape the next round of investment in history. RSVP or contact John Fulton at 651-259-3467.

  • Preston, July 14
  • Moorhead, July 20
  • Virginia, July 21
  • Windom, July 27
  • North St. Paul, August 2
  • Edina, August 3

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. Take advantage of a quick way to establish need and rationale for additional projects!

From the Blog

Sentimentally Significant (7 new comments) - While sentimental associations bring objects to museums, sentiment is not a lasting quality. The difference between donating a collection item and donating money may be a source of confusion for the public - is it?

Do History Here

A Day at the Museum
Stearns History Museum will host a day-long camp for children ages 7-11 on Wednesday August 18, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children will partipate in an archaeological dig, play games, make ice cream and much more. Cost is $20. Call 320-253-8424 to register.

Job Opportunities

Lead Education Assistant
Fort Des Moines Museum in Des Moines IA seeks a paid intern to serve as Lead Education Assistant, for June through August camps.

Education Programs-Activity Facilitator
Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul MN seeks part-time Fall 2010 interns. Applications due July 30, 2010.

Minnesota Humanities Center in St. Paul MN seeks a full-time President. Submit resume by July 2, 2010.

Continuing Education

AASLH Annual Conference
American Association for State and Local History annual meeting and conference registration is now open. The meeting is in Oklahoma City, September 22-25, 2010.


New Website
Check out the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County's new website, designed by Meghan Lannan, a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Your Vote Needed
United States Department of the Interior hosts an online forum where you can vote on ideas that should be included in America's Great Outdoors Initiative. This is an opportunity to urge full funding for the Historic Preservation Fund. Register with the website, search on Historic Preservation Fund, and then select "Promote" in order to elevate the HPF as a national priority.


Field Note

Museum on Main Street returns to Minnesota with "Journey Stories," now on view at the Wright County Historical Society. Above, representatives of host sites learn how to assemble the exhibit during a workshop at the end of May. Want to host a MOMS exhibit? Minnesota Humanities Center is now seeking proposals for "New Harmonies."

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

Minnesota Prints and Printmakers 1900-1945 by Robert L. Crump
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Discussions and Questions

Job Announcements

Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

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Minnesota Historical Organizations

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