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Local History News
June 23, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Small Grant Deadline
The next small grant deadline is this Friday June 25, 2010. Applications and submission information online. Contact the with questions.

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 at 651-259-3467.

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

From the Blog

More Heritage = More Security (0 comments) - Do historical organizations give a sense of security to the communities they serve?

Another Measure (new post) - Do you use community status reports to shape your strategic plans? If so, how? If not, why not?

Job Opportunities

Minnesota Humanities Center in St. Paul MN seeks President. Deadline: July 2, 2010.

Associate Exhibit Developer
Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul MN seeks part time Associate Exhibit Developer. Deadline: July 12, 2010.

Education Coordinator
Carver County Historical Society in Waconia MN seeks Education Coordinator. Contact for complete job description or to submit resume and cover letter. Deadline: July 14, 2010.

Interpretive Specialist
University Museums at Iowa State University seeks Interpretive Specialist. Deadline: July 16, 2010.

American Gothic House Center seeks full time Administrator. Position begins August 3, 2010.

Assistant Stage Manager
Minnesota Opera seeks full time seasonal Assistant Stage Manager. Submit cover letter and resume to . Position open until filled.

Do History Here

Chanhassen Exhibit
Carver County Historical Society opened a new exhibit "The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: 42 Years of Magic." Open now through October 31, 2010.

Book Talk
Winona County Historical Society hosts Jane Kirkpatrick, author of "An Absence So Great" on Thursday June 24, 2010 at 7 p.m. 

GAR Hall Open House
Mower County Historical Society invites the public to view Booth Post #130 GAR Hall in Grand Meadow on June 26, 2010 from 10 to 2 and June 27, 2010 from 1 to 3. This is one of two remaining Grand Army of the Republic Halls in Minnesota. Call MCHS for more information, 507-437-6082.

Flyers, Food and Fun
White Bear Lake Area Historical Society hosts an aviation event at the Benson Airport on Saturday June 26, 2010 from 9 to noon. Flight demonstrations, vintage airplanes, history of Benson Airport. Free flights to kids ages 8-17. Free, but donations welcome. Contact WBLAHS, 651-407-5327.

Viking Presentation
Markus Krueger and Tim Jorgensen of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will give a presentation on Vikings at the Moorhead Public Library on Wednesday June 30, 2010, 2 p.m. Call HCSCC at 218-299-5511 for more information.

Lunch with the History People
St. Louis County Historical Society presents "When Lakeside was a City" on Thursday July 15, 2010, noon, at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center. Free. For more information contact at 218-733-7568.

Magical History Tour
Carver County Historical Society and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres offer a Magical History Day Tour on Saturday August 28, 2010. Tour the new CCHS exhibit, then travel to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for a backstage tour, visit with the actors, and dinner show "All Shook Up." Limited tickets available: $52 for CCHS members, $57 for nonmembers. Call CCHS, 952-442-4234 for reservations.

Archaeology Dig at LeDuc
LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings hosts an archaeology dig this summer. Work side-by-side with archaeologists and assist with a real excavation project. Register online today or call 651-437-7055.

Continuing Education

Exhibit Development Workshop
Carter House Museum in Elkader IA hosts "Exhibit Development for Beginners" on Monday July 26, 2010 from 10 to 4. Registration due by Monday July 19, 2010.

Field Note

Tornado damage in St. Peter

Unpredictable Minnesota spring weather is upon us, and tornado season is here. A powerful tornado struck Wadena last week, but thankfully our colleagues at the Wadena County Historical Society report that they did not sustain damage. Several local historical organizations are assisting WCHS with clean up.

If your organization hasn't already developed a disaster plan, now is the time! Check the MHS website for disaster response and recovery resources. Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program offers a structured grant to develop a disaster plan. Fast Track grants funding is still available!

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
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