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September 1, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Final Reports
Grantees must file final reports for their grant projects within thirty days of the project end date. An interactive final report form is available online. Remember to include any materials that will help the reviewers evaluate the project--treatment reports, long term planning documents, photographs, etc. The final report and all attachments can be submitted via the Drop Box. Contact the Grants Office with questions.

From the Blog

Grace List Part 2 (new post) - The IRS responded to requests to extend the grace period from a May 15 deadline to October 1 as the nonprofit world transitions to all organizations needing to report annually. Has your organization filed your 990? There are still about 5,000 organizations in Minnesota that are at risk of losing nonprofit status for failing to file.

Digitizing Minnesota Newspapers (4 new comments) - Has your organization made the transition to digital newspaper access from microfilm? 

Job Opportunities

Marketing Position
Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre in Davenport IA seeks individual to join their Marketing team. Deadline: September 10, 2010.

Science Station Manager
Science Station in Cedar Rapids IA seeks Science Station Manager/Education Director. Applications received by 5 p.m. on Friday September 17, 2010 will receive first consideration.

Executive Director
Massillon Museum in Ohio seeks Executive Director. cover letter and resume by September 30, 2010.

Minneapolis HPC
Heritage Preservation Commission in Minneapolis seeks resident willing to fill this appointment. Application must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk by Friday October 1, 2010.

Executive Director
Becker County Historical Society in Detroit Lakes MN seeks full time Executive Director. Position open until filled.

Executive Director
Mill City Farmer's Market in Minneapolis MN seeks three-quarter time Executive Director. Position open until filled.

Board Member
Dakota County Historical Society seeks new board members. Application materials available online.

Do History Here

History Round Table
Brooklyn Historical Society hosts Donald J. Omodt, Hennepin County's longest-serving sheriff, 1967-1994, to speak on the history of Hennepin County's Sheriff Department. Saturday September 4, 2010, 9 a.m. RSVP to Diane, 763-560-8893, by noon on Friday September 3.

Motley Area Gathering
Join Motley Area Historical Society for "The Gathering" at the fairgrounds on Saturday September 4, 2010. A day of activities and exhibits for the whole family.

West Arrives in West Newton
Come to the Harkin Store on Sunday September 5, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. for a Wild West afternoon. Storytelling and music about Frank and Jesse James. Harkin Store will also be open Labor Day, Monday September 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information.

Friends of LeDuc Meeting
Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meet on Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7 p.m. at LeDuc Historic Estate for a brief business meeting. Afterwards, Heidi Langenfeld will speak on the life of Ignatius Donnelly, an early leader in Nininger Township. Contact LeDuc Historic Estate with questions, 651-437-7055.

Members Only Open House
Preservation Alliance of Minnesota is holding an open house at the historic Hewson House, Minneapolis, on September 9, 2010, 5 to 7 p.m. Whittier residents, businesses, property owners, and PAM members are invited to see firsthand the pre-restoration condition of this 1905 home, one of PAM's 2010 Most Endangered Historic Places. Call 651-293-9047 for information.

Civil War Weekend
LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings hosts "Prelude to War - Civil War Weekend" on September 11-12, 2010, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many activities for all ages. Admission includes a tour of LeDuc House. Contact LeDuc Historic Estate with questions, 651-437-7055.

Lakes and Legends
Join White Bear Lake Area Historical Society on Monday September 13, 2010, 6 to 7 p.m. for an evening of local lore. Which stories are true and which are myth? Free, donations welcome. Call 651-407-5327 for more information.

Outdoor Performance
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County welcomes Telge Glima to the Hjemkomst Center on Wednesday September 15, 2010 for performances at 4 and 6 p.m. Telge Glima instructs the public in old Nordic games and sports. Call Tim Jorgensen, 218-299-5511 x6737, for more information.

MAM Sampler
Join Minnesota Association of Museums for their September Sampler at the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery on Friday September 17, 2010, 3-5 p.m. Tour a unique inner city cemetery, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Free. Afterwards, adjourn to Global Market for refreshments and a discussion on advocating for historic cemeteries. RSVP on the MAM website.

Bus Tour
Stearns History Museum offers a bus tour to the Minnesota History Center to see "Chocolate: The Exhibition" and tour Regina's Fine Chocolates. Tuesday October 5, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 320-253-8424 for more information.


St. Cloud History Book
Local author Harold Zosel recently published "St. Cloud," the latest title in Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series. Available at Stearns History Center.

History in 90 Seconds
"MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds" is a partnership between Minnesota Historical Society and Ampers, a statewide network of independent public radio stations. It is designed to educate listeners about Minnesota history and its relevance to current life in the state. The radio spots will air between August 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

Self-Assessment Tool Available
AvSAP, Audiovisual Self-Assessment Program, is now available free of charge. The goal of the assessment tool is to help collections managers develop a prioritized preservation plan for their audiovisual materials.

Section 106 Review
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has published a new edition of "A Citizen's Guide to Section 106 Review."

Field Note

Fergus Falls State Hospital

City of Fergus Falls plans to sell the former Fergus Falls State Hospital. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Photo courtesy Minnesota Historical Society.

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