AASLH Leadership Awards in History
The Leadership in History Awards program was established to encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field.
AASLH recognizes excellence in the following areas:
Projects: programming, civic engagement, exhibitions, restoration projects, etc.
Organizational General Excellence
Applicants can self-nominate or nominate another project. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2014.
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants
New Structured Grant Option
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants program will offer a Structured Grant for a Scholarship to the AASLH Conference, to be held September 17-20, 2014 in St. Paul. Important note: the scholarships will be available only in the January 10 and April 11, 2014 deadlines. Contact the Grants Office with questions.
Spotlighted Project: MNopedia Carver County Entries
Recipient: Carver County Historical Society
Funding Amount: $4,800
Carver County-related articles on historic sites, topics, or people were completed, submitted for editing, and published through MNopedia.
Johnson County Museum, Franklin IN, seeks Director. Deadline: November 25, 2013.
New York State Education Department seeks Senior Historian for the New York State Museum, Albany NY. Deadline: November 27, 2013.
Research and Collections Technician
New York State Education Department seeks Research and Collections Technician for the New York State Museum, Albany NY. Deadline: November 27, 2013.
Historic Preservation Specialist
South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office seeks Historic Preservation Specialist. Deadline: November 28, 2013.
State of Nevada seeks Historic Preservation Specialist 3--Deputy SHPO. Deadline: December 10, 2013.
DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago IL, seeks Collections Assistant. Deadline: December 12, 2013.
South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum at South Dakota State University, Brookings SD, seeks Director. Deadline: December 16, 2013.
Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, seek American History/Digital Humanities Librarian. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
Director of Material Culture
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores MI, seeks Director of Material Culture.
Director of Education & Programs
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores MI, seeks Director of Education & Programs.
Do History Here
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, will hold a remembrance for President John F. Kennedy, Friday November 22, 2013, 1 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, hosts a harvest-themed Kids' Kraft, Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free, but registration requested. Contact Stephanie, 952-445-0378.
Civil War Christmas
Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, invites the public to visit the History Center for a Civil War Christmas, Thursday December 5, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 763-421-0600 for more information.
Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, announces its 2013 Christmas in the Village celebration, December 6-7, 2013. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.
Join Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, for a Christmas Candlelight House Tour, Sunday December 8, 2013, 3-8 p.m. Tickets: $10/WCHS members; $12/general public. Call 507-454-2723 for more information.
Tour the historic Landmark Center, downtown St. Paul MN, for free! Tours meet at the Information Center, 12 p.m. Sundays and 11 a.m. Thursdays.
Shadows of Time...Minnesota's Surviving Railroad Depots, by Bill Schrankler.
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