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April 17, 2013                                                                          Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants


Grants Workshops

In anticipation of legislative funding for the next biennium, the Grants Office has scheduled several Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants training sessions this spring.  


Spotlighted Project: Acquire The Truman Tribune Newspapers on Microfilm

Recipient: Truman Historical Association

Funding Amount: $6,330

Project Overview

The Truman Historical Association purchased 70 microfilmed rolls of their local newspaper the "Truman Tribune" (1900-2007). 




From the Blog


Fundraisers, Take Note!
Interesting blog information about Millennial donors.


Facebook Findings

Minnesota Local History fans number 1140, and here's what they've been discusssing:


Job Opportunities


Executive Director
Holland Historical Trust, Holland MI, seeks Executive Director. Deadline: April 19, 2013.


Exhibition Internship
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah IA, seeks paid Exhibition Intern. Deadline: Friday April 19, 2013. 


Summer Internship
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah IA, seeks paid Summer Intern. Deadline: Friday April 19, 2013. 


Exhibit Preparator

University of Northern Iowa Museums, Cedar Falls IA, seeks Exhibit Preparator. Deadline: April 29, 2013. 


Museum Guide
Western Historic Trails Center, Council Bluffs IA, seeks part-time seasonal Museum Guide. Deadline: April 30, 2013.


Klamath County Museums, Klamath Falls OR, seeks Curator. Deadline: April 30, 2013.


Paid Internships
North Star Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting, North St. Paul MN, seeks two Collections Assistant interns; museum studies graduate students preferred. Email letter of interest and resume to Claudia Nicolson. Deadline: April 30, 2013.


Director and Exhibition Manager
Wartburg College, Waverly IA, seeks Art Gallery Director and Exhibition Manager. Position open until filled. 



A.T. Still University, Kirksville MO, seeks Researcher/Conservator.



Do History Here


Special Screening
Pipestone County Museum, Pipestone MN, invites the public to a screening of "Lost Nation: The Ioway 2&3" at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Saturday April 20, 2013, 2-4p.m.









History Meeting

Join Hamline Midway History Corps, St. Paul MN, for their history meeting at Ginkgo Coffeehouse, Saturday April 20, 2013, 2-4 p.m. 


Dakota Missions Journals

Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, hosts Lois Glewwe, who will share stories from the Huggins family journals, Sunday April 21, 2013, 2 p.m. Alexander Huggins and his family journaled about their time with the Dakota Missions. Call 952-563-8738 for more information.


Goodhue County Meeting
Goodhue County historical organizations will meet at Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing MN, Sunday April 21, 2013, 2 p.m. Meeting open to the public. Authors Richard and Sharon Krom will present "Clara Barton: Infected with Enthusiasm." Cost: $5; reservations required. Call 651-388-6024 for more information or for reservations.






Woodturning Demonstrations
Woodturning demonstrations at the Gallery of Wood Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN, Sunday April 21, 2013, 12-3 p.m. Free.


Glacial Program
Richfield Historical Society, Richfield MN, debuts a new program "How Glaciers Made Minnesota." This family friendly and interactive program will explore how glaciers made the landscape we live in 10,000 years ago. Sunday April 21, 2013, 2 p.m. Free.







Annual Meeting
Cokato Historical Society, Cokato MN, announces that photographer Doug Ohman will be the featured speaker at their annual meeting, Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7 p.m., Centennial Room, Cokato Library. Call 320-286-2427 for more information. 


Lunchbox History
Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, announces the first installment of the 2013 Lunchbox History Series. David Lanegran will discuss his book "Minnesota on the Map: A Historical Atlas," Thursday April 25, 2013, noon, Hormel Historic Home, Austin. After the talk, view the exhibit based on the book. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.






Friday Movies
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, announces the first of its Movies at the Museum program, Friday April 26, 2013, 1 p.m. Two vintage movies will be shown, "The Tale of the Redwoods" and a film featuring music by Toscanini and Paderewski. Call 218-879-1938 for more information.


Meet the Author

Discussion with Anton Treuer, author of "Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians," Friday April 27, 2013, 7 p.m. In Their Own Words (ITOW) Veterans Museum, Perham MN. Call 218-739-5286 ext 12 for more information.
Vintage Base Ball
Mankato Baltics fire up for the 2013 season with a "Striker-to-the-Line!" season kickoff event for 1860s-style base ball, Saturday April 27, 2013, noon to 3 p.m. Baltics host Afton Red Socks and Roosters of Olmsted County. Free. Call Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, 507-345-5566 for more information. 

Open House
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, invites the public to the annual open house at the Warden's House Museum, Sunday April 28, 2013, noon to 4 p.m. Come help kick off the 2013 season! For more information contact Sean Pallas, 651-439-5956.


Boat Works Story
Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake, hosts John W. Johnson, who will give a presentation on Johnson Boat Works, Monday April 29, 2013, 6 p.m. Free. Presented by White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. Call 651-407-5327 for more information. 


Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Bloomington MN, invites the public to a flintknapping demonstration with Rod Johnson, Sunday May 5, 2013, 2-4 p.m. Call 952-563-8738 for more information. 


Summer Youth Program
Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, invites children ages 7-12 to join "Plant and Play" summer camp, Thursdays, May 16-August 22, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $50/child; limited scholarships available. Call 320-253-8424 for more information. 




Continuing Education


History Leaders Seminar

American Association for State and Local History seeks applicants to the 2013 Developing History Leaders @ SHA program. Applications due May 13, 2013. 


Annual Conference
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) will hold their SOS (Save Our Stuff) annual conference Friday June 7, 2013, Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City IA, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Annual Meeting
Minnesota Association of Museums' Annual Meeting, "Take This: A Collective Effort," will be held October 6-7, 2013, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, St. Joseph and Collegeville MN. Session proposals due Friday June 6, 2013.




Disaster Response & Recovery


Emergency Response Wheel
ERS:Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel is now available as a free app for smart devices.


MACC Emergency Services
Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC), Minneapolis MN, has staff available 24/7 for immediate assistance with disaster recovery efforts





National Recognition
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces that an image from their photograph collection will represent the Minnesota Digital Library in the Digital Public Library of America's national launch, April 18-19, 2013. For more information contact Heather, 507-345-5566.


Honoring Civil War Ancestors

Do you have a Civil War ancestor? If so, Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, would like to honor you and your ancestor at the opening of their exhibit "All for the Union: Anoka County Faces the Civil War," May 30, 2013; and during Riverfest, July 13, 2013. Contact ACHS, 763-421-0600, for more information or to obtain the application form.


Historic Preservation Opportunity
City of Mason City IA released the first of two Requests for Proposals (RFP) to relocate historic structures acquired as part of the City's flood buyout project. Information about the Egloff House, including feasibility study and RFP, is available online.



Fund Your Mission


Artist Initiative Grants
Minnesota State Arts Board announces FY 2014 Artist Initiative grant applications deadlines:

  • Literary arts, Friday May 31, 2013
  • Performing arts, Friday June 28, 2013
  • Visual arts, Friday July 26, 2013

Volunteers Needed

Minnesota State Arts Board seeks volunteers to review grant applications and advise the Arts Board on funding recommendations for FY 2014. Nomination form available online. Contact Jan Nelson, 651-215-1608, for more information. 



Field Note



The Long Winter
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Walnut Grove MN, posted these photos on their Facebook page this week to compare their April 15, 2013 weather with a similar scene in Walnut Grove 95 years ago, April 15, 1918. 






Featured Book



Month-by-Month Gardening in Minnesota, by Melinda Myers.


April is National Garden Month! Available from Minnesota Historical Society Press.



Featured Past Article
Volume 43, Issue 5, 1973




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