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Local History News
September 8, 2010Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants

Fast Track Deadline
The final days of Legacy-funded grants from the Minnesota Historical Society are now. There is enough money for a Fast Track grant deadline (proposals $7,000 and less) on Friday September 24, 2010. All projects must be completed by June 30, 2011. Contact the with questions. Hurry, get your projects in soon.

Traveling Exhibit
Apply now to host a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society. Many saw a sample of the exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, now you can apply to host one. Applications are due October 1, 2010. Upload applications electronically, just like applying for grants.

From the Blog

Digitizing Minnesota Newspapers (2 new comments) - Read the response from Bob Horton that provides additional details on the trajectory of the Society's digitization projects.

Just What is a Mobile Museum? (new post) - Ever wonder what people mean when they talk about making your museum more accessible electronically?

Other Blogs...

Random Thoughts on Ask a Curator Day - Linda Norris observed on September 1 that U.S. history museums were under-represented on this day created by Twitter.

Future Studies 101: The Purpose of Foresight - Elizabeth Merritt notes that studying the future is a lot like studying the past: we start in the present and things get more uncertain farther away from the present. Read also part 2 on Potential Futures.

Job Opportunities

Collections Assistant
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul MN, seeks Collections Assistant. Project assignment. Deadline: September 10, 2010.

Program Associate, Internship Program
Minnesota Historical Society seeks a Program Associate for its internship program. Applications due September 16, 2010.

Historian II
Minnesota Historical Society's Archaeology Department seeks a Historian II. Applications due September 16, 2010.

Executive Director
Military Historical Society of Minnesota and Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley, Little Falls MN, seek half-time Executive Director. Call 320-632-7374 or for full job description. Open until filled.

Do History Here

Wood Art Exhibit
American Association of Wood Turners Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul MN, opened "Maple Medley--An Acer Showcase." The annual juried member's exhibit this year honors the mighty maple (Acer) family.

Community Spirit Awards
First Peoples presents "New Creations, Native Traditions" on September 10, 2010, 7 p.m. at SteppingStone Theatre. Call 651-225-9265 for tickets.

Remembering with Dignity
Nicollet County Historical Society hosts Remembering with Dignity, a nonprofit that has been working to identify and mark graves of State Hospital patients. Between 1866 and 1997, nearly 13,000 Minnesotans living in state institutions were buried in anonymous graves. Come to the Treaty Site History Center on September 11, 2010, 12:30 to 4 p.m., for an exhibit and interactive experience.

Tom Vardon Golf Open
Washington County Historical Society will hold a "back to the '20s" golf event fundraiser at White Bear Yacht Club on Monday September 13, 2010, 6 to 10 p.m. Participants welcome to come dressed as their favorite 1920s personality. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact  at 651-439-5956. 

Civil War Roundtable
Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable meets at St. Olaf College on September 16, 2010. Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m.; program about using the resources at St. Olaf Library for historical research begins at 7 p.m. Call Dan at 507-332-8250 or Jan at 507-244-0500 for more information.

Sundays at Landmark
St. Paul's historic Landmark Center announces its Sundays at Landmark schedule. Season begins on September 19, 2010.

Czech Slovak Festival
Join Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota on September 19, 2010 for the 21st Annual Czech Slovak Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Highland Park Pavilion, St. Paul.

Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tours
Anoka County Historical Society offers their popular Ghosts of Anoka walking tour of downtown Anoka throughout September and October. Reservations required. Call 763-421-0600.

Sock Hop
Anoka County Historical Society hosts a Sock Hop at the Anoka Armory on Friday October 1, 2010, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through ACHS; call 763-421-0600.

Tea at the Sperry House
Kandiyohi County Historical Society hosts Tea at the Sperry House on Friday October 8, 2010 at 1 and 3 p.m. Cost: $16/person, adults only. Space is limited; call 320-235-1881 to register.

Cemetery Walk
Save the date for Winona County Historical Society's popular Voices from the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk, October 9-10, 2010. The theme this year is health care in the late 1800s. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.

Continuing Education

Nonprofit Webinars
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits hosts several webinars this fall. One fee per phone/computer makes this very affordable for small organizations.

AASLH Conference
Can't make it to the American Association for State and Local History conference in Oklahoma City? Join the AASLH Online Conference instead.

Iowa Genealogical Society Conference
Des Moines IA is the location for the Iowa Genealogical Society 2010 Fall Conference, October 8-9, 2010. More information and registration available online.


Give to the Max Returns
The popular one-day fundraiser that brought more than $14 million to over 3,400 nonprofits last year is set to return on November 16, 2010.

NCPH Award Deadlines
National Council on Public History announces Awards for Excellence deadlines. Submissions for the book awards are due November 1, 2010. All others due December 1, 2010.

Call for Posters
National Council on Public History announces a call for posters for the Annual Meeting Poster Session. Deadline: December 1, 2010.

Scott County Historical Society Receives Grant
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative's Operation Round-Up program granted $1,000 to Scott County Historical Society to help with printing expenses associated with the book "Never Forgotten: Scott County Minnesota World War II Veterans."

Grant Deadlines

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
Deadlines for grants awarded through the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation are listed on their website. Several have an October 1, 2010 deadline, with funds available in January 2011.

Museums for America Webinars
Learn more about the Museums for America grants program at an upcoming Institute of Museum and Library Services webinar: September 13 or 30, 2010 at 3 p.m. EDT.

Field Note

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-Do History Here
-Continuing Education
-Grant Deadlines
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