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Local History News
July 14, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Fast Track Grants Deadline
The next Fast Track (small) grants deadline is Friday July 30, 2010. Limited funds remain. Do you have a small project in mind that could be completed by June 30, 2011? Submit your application now! Contact the with questions.

Hurry, Attend an Input Meeting!
Don't miss your chance to shape the next biennium's investment in history. Numbers matter for those that will make decisions - the legacy money is not guaranteed to come to history organizations, so your presence at these meetings is essential. Only 6 left, and half of these are next week. Don't miss out! RSVP or contact , 651-259-3467.

  • Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, July 20, 1:30 p.m.
  • B'nai Abraham Synagogue, Virginia, July 21, 1 p.m.
  • Little Falls Public Library, July 22, 10:30 a.m. 
  • Cottonwood County Historical Society, Windom, July 27, 10 a.m.
  • North Star Museum, North St. Paul, August 2, 9 a.m. 
  • Edina Historical Society, August 3, 1 p.m.

Can't make it? You can leave feedback online.

From the Blog

Favorite Children (new post) - If local historical organizations are to be focused on a geographically specific place, how might they tell stories of people that grew up there but achieved significance elsewhere?

Job Opportunities

Contract Historian
Anoka County Historical Society and Hennepin History Museum seek applicants for part time independent Contract Historian to complete a history of suburban development in Anoka and Hennepin Counties. Deadline: July 23, 2010.

Executive Director
Main Street Waterloo (IA) seeks Executive Director. Deadline: August 2, 2010.

Amana Heritage Society seeks permanent half-time curator of historical collections.

Do History Here

Walking Tours Added
In celebration of Hastings Rivertown Days, LeDuc Historic Estate will add three extra times to the Vermillion Falls Walking Tour: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday July 17 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday July 18. Reservations required; contact , 651-437-7055.

Day at the Museum
Stearns History Museum hosts "A Day at the Museum" children's program on Wednesday August 18, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Designed for children ages 7 to 11. Fee: $20. Space is limited; register now by calling Stearns History Museum, 320-253-8424.


Minnesota Preservation Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Minnesota Preservation Awards, a program run by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. Nomination forms available online. Deadline: July 21, 2010.

Dozen Distinctive Destinations
Celebrate places that matter by nominating unique cities and towns across America that offer cultural and recreational experiences different from the typical vacation destination. Applications for National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2011 Dozen Distinctive Destinations available online. Deadline: September 10, 2010.

AASLH Annual Meeting
American Association for State and Local History will hold its Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK, September 22-25, 2010.

Field Note

People's History of the Hmong

A People's History of the Hmong by Paul Hillmer, published by MHS Press, is a 2010 American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit winner. It also was selected as a WOW Award winner, given by the AASLH Awards Committee to exceptional projects.

Although the next submission deadline for AASLH Awards won't be until March 1, 2011, start thinking now about the exceptional things your organization and staff/volunteers do. Cultivate those projects now so you can be ready to fill out the nomination form next spring! Contact AASLH state representative with questions.

In this Issue...
In this Issue...
-Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants
-From the Blog
-Job Opportunities
-Do History Here
MN in the Mail

Minnesota in the Mail, by Bonnie G. Wilson.

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