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May 8, 2013                                                                          Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical and 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:  

  • May 14 Anoka County at Bunker Hills Activity Center (9:00-12:00)
  • May 15 Stearns County History Museum, St. Cloud (9:00-12:00)
  • May 16 SMSU Student Center, Marshall (9:00-12:00)
  • May 21 Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater (9:00-12:00)
  • May 23 Crawford Room, Olmsted County Museum, Rochester (9:00-12:00)
  • June 5 Bemidji Depot (9:00-12:00)
  • June 6 Duluth Veterans' Hall/Depot (9:00-12:00)
  • June 6 Historic Fort Snelling (1:00-4:00)
  • June 11 Wayzata Depot (9:00-12:00)
  • June 20-21 Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums Conference at the Pine County History Museum, Askov


Spotlighted Project: Reads Landing Schoolhouse: Fire Safety and Mitigation Equipment

Funding Amount: $4,920

Recipient: Wabasha County Historical Society

To mitigate the risk of fire in the Reads Landing School, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, by repairing deteriorating wiring and electrical outlets, installing smoke detectors and purchasing and mounting fire extinguishers throughout the building.







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Job Opportunities


Executive Director

Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Austin MN, seeks Executive Director. Submit resume, cover letter, and three references to the Board Chair by Friday May 17, 2013, 4 p.m.


Research Position

History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester MN, seeks Researcher for the Zumbro Watershed Environmental History Project. Deadline: May 17, 2013.


Executive Director

Beltrami County Historical Society, Bemidji MN, seeks half-time Executive Director. Deadline: May 20, 2013.


Paid Summer Internship
Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, seeks Intern. Call 651-439-5956 for more information. Deadline: May 24, 2013.


Curator of Collections

City of Ketchikan (AK) Museum Department seeks Senior Curator of Collections. Deadline: May 31, 2013. 


Paid Curatorial Internship

Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, Hobbs NM, seeks Intern. Stipend and housing provided. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Erin Anderson. Deadline: May 31, 2013.


Education Director

Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University, Hays KS, seeks Education Director. Preference given to applications postmarked by June 1, 2013.


Executive Director

Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul MN, seeks Executive Director. Position open until filled.


Executive Director
City of Ketchikan (AK) Museum Department seeks Executive Director. Position open until filled. 




Do History Here


Great River Tour
Landmark Center, St. Paul MN, announces the return of the Great River Tour, Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10 a.m., Upper Landing Park. Free, but reservations required. Call 651-292-3276.


Book Making Program

Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, presents a program by Michael Coughlin on historic book making, Monday May 13, 2013, noon. Call 218-879-1938 for more information. 





Networking Event
Minnesota Association of Museums hosts its 3rd annual networking event, Summit @ Summit 3.0, Summit Brewing in St. Paul MN, Thursday May 16, 2013, 5-7 p.m.. Cost: $5/MAM members. 










Lunch Discussion
St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts author Tony Dierckins, who will speak on "Duluth's Lost Grand Old Stage Theaters" at the next Lunch with the History People, Thursday May 16, 2013, noon to 1 p.m., St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, Ruth Maney Room. Call 218-733-7568 for more information.


Art Exhibit
Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato MN, announces the opening of "...And Beauty Surrounds You...," an exhibit of Donna Webb's artwork, May 16, 2013, 5-7 p.m. Call 507-345-5566 for more information.


River History Weekend

Join Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) for Minnesota River History Weekend, May 17-19, 2013, Granite Falls MN. Call 877-269-2873 for more information or to register. 


Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts a storytelling event Saturday May 18, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Fremont Store. Moderated by Jerome Christenson. Learn about storytelling and oral history techniques. Free, but seating is limited. Call 507-454-2723 x0 by May 16 to RSVP.


Coffee Chat
Friends of Minnesota Barns hosts the first Coffee Chat of the season at Boomerville Lodge, Cold Spring MN, Saturday May 18, 2013, 1 p.m.






White Bear Lake Program

Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake hosts Sara Markoe Hanson, Executive Director of White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, Monday May 20, 2013, 6 p.m. She will speak on the community of Bald Eagle. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.


Glock Talk
Ramsey County Library-Roseville, hosts Paul Barrett, author of "Glock: the Rise of America's Gun," Monday June 3, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.


Archaeological Dig
Elk River Heritage Preservation Commission, Elk River MN, invites the public to join them for an archaeological dig at Bailey Point Park, June 14-16 and 21-23, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call City of Elk River, 763-635-1068, to register. Must be 15 years of age or older to participate.  




Continuing Education


AAM Conference
American Alliance of Museums will hold their annual meeting May 19-22, 2013, Baltimore MD. Conference program now available online. Or, get it as an iPhone app or Google app.


IRS Nonprofit Tax Workshop
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits hosts "Be Nonprofit--Stay Nonprofit: IRS Nonprofit Tax Compliance Workshop," June 4, 2013, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis MN. Fee: $45. Register online.


MDL Registration Open
Registration is now open for Minnesota Digital Library's 11th Annual Meeting, Tuesday June 4, 2013, Continuing Education & Conference Center, University of Minnesota--St. Paul Campus.








IRS Nonprofit Tax Workshop

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits hosts "Be Nonprofit--Stay Nonprofit: IRS Nonprofit Tax Compliance Workshop," June 5, 2013, Hamline University, St. Paul MN. Fee: $45. Register online.


Historic Finishes Workshop
Association for Preservation Technology International hosts "Historic Finishes" workshop June 14-15, 2013, Taliesin, Spring Green WI. Registration deadline: June 3, 2013.


AMM Conference

Association of Midwest Museums has posted the program for their 2013 conference "Locally Grown, Community Created," July 14-17, 2013, Madison WI. 









Save the Date
Minnesota Association of Museums holds their 2013 Annual Meeting, "Take This: A Collective Effort," October 6-7, 2013, College of St. Benedict & St. John's University, St. Joseph and Collegeville MN. Session proposals due Friday June 7, 2013.


Oral History Meeting

Oral History Association holds its Annual Meeting "Hidden Stories, Contested Truths: The Craft of Oral History," October 9-13, 2013, Oklahoma City OK.





American Association for State and Local History is holding a Flash Sale now through Friday May 10, 2013. Purchase AASLH's most popular Technical Leaflets for only $10. 


New Museum
Lyon County Historical Society, Marshall MN, announces that their new museum space will be open to the public starting May 16, 2013.


Fund Your Mission


MAP Deadline

Museum Assessment Program (MAP) applications are now available online. Deadline: July 1, 2013. Contact AAM, 202-289-9118, for more information.



Field Note



Spring is finally here! Local history colleagues around the state are getting their organizations ready (internally and externally) for the influx of school tours and seasonal tourists.


Now is also a good time to confirm your staffing and mailing information with your colleagues. Have you made any contact changes recently? Please check the Minnesota Historical Organizations listing and contact Julie Hillenbrand, 651-259-3464, if you have any updates.


Photo courtesy Wright County Historical Society Buffalo MN. Lois and Clark Parker ready WCHS' kitchen garden for heirloom seeds.






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