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June 11, 2014                                                                           Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

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Small Grants Deadline Friday

Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants small grants deadline is this Friday June 13, 2014. Applications must be submitted via the grants portal by end of day on the deadline. For assistance, contact the Grants Office, 651-259-3467. 


Spotlighted Project: Updated Historic Structures Report for Probstfield House

The Historic Structures Report has allowed the community to move forward in the restoration process. A house restoration committee of people of various backgrounds was created to decide how to restore the house and are gathering quotes from contractors who can do the work and getting their opinions on how to restore the house.
Recipient: Probstfield Farm Living History Foundation, Inc.
Funding Amount: $3,600



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Job Opportunities


Historical Program Specialist

Iowa State Historic Preservation Office, Des Moines IA, seeks Historical Program Specialist. Two positions available. Deadline: June 14, 2014. 


Historic Interpreter

Edina Historical Society, Edina MN, seeks Historic Interpreter. Deadline: June 16, 2014. 


Program Supervisor

Edina Historical Society, Edina MN, seeks Program Supervisor. Deadline: June 16, 2014.


Project Coordinator

Northfield History Collaborative, Northfield MN, seeks Project Coordinator. Deadline: June 18, 2014. 


Museum Specialist

National Archives and Records Administration seeks Museum Specialist (Registrar) at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, West Branch IA. Deadline: June 19, 2014.


Grants Manager

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN, seeks Grants Manager. Materials received by June 26, 2014 will be considered first; position open until filled. 





Executive Director

American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol CT, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: June 30, 2014.



West Des Moines Historical Society, West Des Moines IA, seeks Director



Missouri History Museum, St. Louis MO, seeks Manager, K-12 Programs. Position open until filled. 


Site Manager

Historic New England seeks Site Manager, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester MA. 



Do History Here


Photography Exhibit Talks

Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, hosts photographer Jane Strauss, who will discuss her photos of Israel on Thursday June 12, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday June 15, 2014, 12:30-3 p.m.


Change of Venue

Isanti County Historical Society, Cambridge MN, host musicians Ellinor Fritz and Leonor Palazzo, who will play 19th century Swedish folk music at the City Center Mall, Friday June 13, 2014, 7 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door. Call 763-689-4229 for more information.  



Run the Gauntlet

Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts its second annual Run the Gauntlet 5K+ with registration beginning 9 a.m. Saturday June 14, 2014. Cost: $45/members; $55/nonmembers. Participants get exclusive access to some of MDC's 660 acres. Call 218-254-7959 for more information. 


Gallery Talk

Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, hosts photographer Erika Larsen, who will discuss her experiences with the Sami reindeer herders, Saturday June 14, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 218-254-7959 for more information. 


Father's Day

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, will celebrate Father's Day by offering free admission to fathers on Sunday June 15, 2014. Call 218-299-5511 for more information. 


Ice Cream Social

Sherburne History Center, Becker MN, hosts a free ice cream social, Tuesday June 17, 2014, 6-8 p.m. Listen to live music from TeddyBearSkin and witness an amazing nonprofit victory. Executive Director Mike Brubaker agreed to shave his head if a fundraising challenge succeeded. History Center staff and board members met the goal, and the privilege of performing the haircut will be auctioned at the event. Call 763-261-4433 or 763-262-4433 (metro) for more information.  

Summer Fun

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, explores White Bear's recreational history, Wednesday June 18, 2014, 2 p.m., City Council Chambers. Call 651-407-5327 for more information. 


Mod Mixer

DOCOMOMO US/MN invites the public to join modern architecture and design enthusiasts for their 6th Annual Mod Mixer, Thursday June 19, 2014, 6-8 p.m., MidModMen, St. Paul MN. Register online


Beer Tasting

Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, once again hosts their Beer Tasting event at Hay Lake Museum, Scandia MN, Saturday June 21, 2014, 4-7 p.m. Call 651-439-5956 or 651-433-4014 for more information. 



Book Sale--One Day Only!

Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, will host a one-day book sale for author Walt Bachman's "Northern Slave, Black Dakota," Sunday June 22, 2014, 1:30-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Limited autographed copies available. Call 952-563-8674 for more information. 


White Bear on the Go!

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, will discuss modes of transportation throughout White Bear's history, Monday June 23, 2014, 6 p.m., City Council Chambers. Call 651-407-5327 for more information. 


Curious Event

St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, invites the public to a free event called "Curiosities from the Collection," June 27, 2014, 6:30-9 p.m. Come view rarely-seen items from the society's collections. Contact Milissa Brooks-Ojibway, 218-733-7583, for more information. 


Cox House Tours

Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, announces that the E. St. Julien Cox House will be open for tours on the first and third Saturday of the month during June, July, and August; tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 507-934-2160 for more information. 



Continuing Education



Minnesota State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) announces a webinar for record keepers interested in learning about grant opportunities from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), Thursday July 10, 2014, 1 p.m. CT. Advance registration not required; login to participate. Contact Shawn Rounds, Minnesota State Archivist, for more information. 


AASLH Registration Open

Register now for the American Association for State and Local History's Annual Meeting, Greater Than the Sum of Our PartsSeptember 17-20, 2014, St. Paul MN. Early bird rate ends July 25, 2014!





Cultural Data Project

Cultural Data Project invites the public to read an executive summary of their strategic framework. Learn more at the CDP Data Social, Nashville TN, June 14, 2014, or a webinar scheduled for June 26, 2014. 


Call for Nominations

Society for Commercial Archeology seeks nominations for its annual Falling by the Wayside list. Is there an endangered roadside resource that you would like added to the list? Complete the nomination form and submit by August 1, 2014.



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