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September 17, 2014                                                                       Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Local History News - AASLH Annual Meeting Edition 


This weeks Local History News is dedicated to providing resources and links about the AASLH Annual Meeting. Local History News will resume its regular format next week.






Checking in at the AASLH Conference this morning? Our own Julie Hillenbrand (left) is volunteering and will be there to greet you and hand you conference goodies and information. You can find her and the Registration/Information desk in the Basement of the hotel.



Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants


Small Grants Deadline
The next small grants deadline for the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants program is Friday October 10, 2014. Applications must be submitted via the grants portal by midnight on the deadline date. Contact the Grants Office, 651-259-3467 or 651-259-3459, with questions.



From the Blog


Facebook Findings
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Job Opportunities


Science Learning Division Operations Specialist

Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul MN, seeks Science Learning Division Operations Specialist. Deadline: September 25, 2014.




Education Program Manager

The Works Museum, Bloomington MN, seeks Education Program Manager. Deadline: October 1, 2014.



Exhibit Developer

The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis MN, seeks an Exhibit Developer







Do History Here at the AASLH Annual Meeting


Schedule Changes at the Annual Meeting
Some changes have been made to the Annual Meeting schedule since the publication of the preliminary program guide. Cancelled sessions, new sessions and Pop-Up Sessions.
Evening Event - Mill City Cooks!
Location: Mill City Museum, Wednesday September 17, 2014, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Cost : $50.
Evening Event Playing with the Past  
Location: Minnesota History Center, Thursday September 18, 2014, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost : $50
Keynote Speaker
Garrison Keillor, is one of America’s most beloved radio hosts and acclaimed humorists. Thursday September 18, 2014, 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former chairman and CEO of Carlson. Friday September 19, 2014, 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
AASLH Leadership in History Awards Banquet
Join AASLH in honoring the best in state and local history at the 2014 Leadership in History Awards. Friday, September 19, 2014, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $60.

Awards Banquet Speaker
Dr. Anton Treuer, Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and author of thirteen books.





Biking during the AASLH Annual Meeting
The Twin Cities offer bicyclists world-class bicycling facilities and Saint Paul has over 140 miles of bike lanes, bicycle boulevards and off-street paths. Are you coming to Saint Paul and don't have a bike (or leaving yours at home)? Not to worry!
Nice Ride
Nice Ride is a non-profit bike sharing system. Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It's fast, easy and affordable. Rent a bike and take in the beautiful fall sights of one of Minnesota's oldest cities! 
Riding without a membership pricing:
24 Hour pass is $6.00 + Usage Fees
(the first 30 minutes are free per trip)



Twin Cities Metro Area Historical Societies


Map graphic of Metro Historical Societies


Visiting the Twin Cities for the AASLH Annual Meeting and want to get in a few visits to local historical societies and musems? Use our handy Google Map showing the locations of historical organizations in the Twin Cities area. Before visiting, please call the phone number listed for the museum to find out hours and make sure they will be open during your visit. 
The map was automatically created by aggregating Twin Cities history musems listed in Google Business. Can't find your museum on the map? Then you will need to create and claim your business listing for your museum. Help folks find your museum by getting on the map! 



Field Note


LHN Photo Contest



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Restaurant District Guide
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Your helpful guide to finding restaurant districts in Downtown St. Paul and the surrounding neighborhoods. 


Transit Guide
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Looking at getting between major districts like downtown St. Paul, Minneapolis, The Mall of America and the Airport? This transit map makes it simple to find and use the bus and Blue Line LRT.


LRT Green Line Guide
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The Light Rail Transit Green Line opened this summer running between Minneapolis and St. Paul making travel between the downtowns simple. This detailed guide shows the stops along the route. 


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