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Local History News
July 21, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Fast Track Grants Deadline
Small grants deadline (up to $7,000) is Friday July 30, 2010. See the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants website for more information and application materials. Contact the Grants Office with questions.

ACHF Input Meetings
Voice your opinion at one of the remaining Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund input meetings! Hear about how the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants (Legacy) program was administered this biennium and give your feedback about what worked and what didn't. RSVP or contact , 651-259-3467.

  • TODAY! 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? Leave feedback online.

From the Blog

Favorite Children (1 comment) - Mary Warner comments on how Morrison County Historical Society celebrates influential people in their area. How does your organization tell the stories of people from your communities who have had roles in the wider world?

Looking Ahead (9 comments) - As Spencer Stuart makes progress on the MHS director search, the conversation continues about what qualities the new director should bring to the position. This is an exciting time; what is your opinion? What type of director would be likely to help local history organizations achieve their goals?

Job Opportunities

Marketing Specialist
Living History Farms in Des Moines IA seeks Marketing Specialist. Deadline: July 30, 2010.

Strategic Software Developer
Public Radio International seeks Strategic Software Developer. Deadline: August 6, 2010.

Executive Director
Castle Historic House Museum, Marietta OH, seeks Executive Director. Contact for position description. Deadline: September 1, 2010.

Do History Here

Book Talks
Kerck Kelsey, author of Prairie Lightning: The Rise and Fall of William Drew Washburn, will be in Minnesota to discuss his book. The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County hosts on Tuesday July 27, 2010 at  7 p.m. Contact HCSCC, 218-299-5511. Anoka County Historical Society hosts on Sunday August 1, 2010, 3 p.m. Contact ACHS, 763-421-0600.

Ice Cream Social
Scott County Historical Society's annual Ice Cream Social takes place at Huber Park in Shakopee during Derby Days, August 6-7, 2010.

Hangar Dance
Scott County Historical Society hosts a 1940s Hangar Dance, September 25, 2010. Tickets available now; contact , 952-445-0378, to place your order.

Rice Park Tours
Enjoy tours of Rice Park in St. Paul this summer, featuring exclusive looks inside each building surrounding the park. This historic and architectural tour is free, but space is limited. Contact , 651-292-3276, for more information.

Continuing Education

Technology Leadership Academy
Nine-week online training program offered through Technology Leadership Academy, September 29 through November 22, 2010. Free to qualifying organizations. Space is limited; apply before July 30, 2010.

MCN Conference Scholarships Available
Museum Computer Network offers nine scholarships to attend this year's conference in Austin TX, October 27-30, 2010. Deadline: August 13, 2010.


Atlas of Historical Boundaries
Newberry Library announces the completion and release of its Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, a dataset that covers every day-to-day change in the size, shape, location, name, organization, and attachment of each U.S. county and state from the creation of the first county in 1634 through 2000. Free use. Contact with questions.

Attention iPhone Owners
Beta testers needed for historical walking tour iPhone app. Create and distribute walking tours using only the tools on the iPhone. Interested? Contact or .

Find Funding for Your Programs
Kickstarter will help you find funding for your worthy projects. No links to foundations or grant programs--rather, learn how to reach out to the general public for donations. Check out their website.

National Register Listings
Two new National Register listings were added on July 6, 2010: Chaska Historical Marker in Chaska, Carver County, and Holmes Street Bridge in Shakopee, Scott County.

AASLH Online Community
American Association for State and Local History is proud to announce its first online community where historians can meet to discuss topics and challenges we face. Join the conversation at History News Online.

Field Note

Denmark Twp ice cream social

Denmark Township Historical Society is one of the sponsors of a "get acquainted" event--a free ice cream social for Denmark Township residents on August 3, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosting community activities is an effective way to reach a wider audience and introduce people to your organization!

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

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