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June 18, 2014                                                                                    Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

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Grant Reports

If your organization has open grants through the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants program or the Heritage Partnership Program, be sure to check the Reports section of the grants portal for any milestones, conditions, or final reports that are due to the Grants Office. Overdue reports will jeopardize your organization's eligibility for future grants. Contact Melinda Hutchinson with questions. 

 

 

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Job Opportunities

 

Public Affairs Specialist/Social Media Specialist

National Park Service, Washington DC, seeks Public Affairs Specialist/Social Media Specialist. Deadline: Friday June 27, 2014. 

 

Historic Interpreter

Edina Historical Society, Edina MN, seeks Historic Interpreter. Deadline extended: June 27, 2014. 

 

Program Supervisor

Edina Historical Society, Edina MN, seeks Program Supervisor. Deadline extended: June 27, 2014.

 

Executive Director

Maplewood Area Historical Society, Maplewood MN, seeks part-time Executive Director. Deadline: July 6, 2014. 

 

Director

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg PA, seeks Pennsylvania State Archives Director. Deadline: July 8, 2014, 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

Director of Marketing

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN, seeks Director of Marketing.

 

Project Reviews Manager

Ohio History Connection, Columbus OH, seeks Project Reviews Manager. Position open until filled. 

 

Youth and Family Programs Manager

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville TN, seeks Youth and Family Programs Manager

 

 

Do History Here

 

Lincoln Exhibit

Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls MN, hosts "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a national traveling exhibition, now through July 11, 2014.

 

Annual Meeting

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, announces their annual membership meeting, Thursday June 19, 2014, 6 p.m., Southshore Center, Shorewood MN. Includes potluck dinner.

 

History Month Talk

Northfield Historical Society, Northfield MN, hosts Carleton College archivist Eric Hillemann, who will speak on "A Beacon So Bright: the Life of Laurence McKinley Gould," Thursday June 19, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Call 507-645-9268 for more information. 

 

History Meeting

Hamline-Midway History Corps, St. Paul MN, meets Saturday June 21, 2014, 2 p.m., Ginkgo Coffeehouse, St. Paul MN. What is the connection between Bugsy Siegel and Hamline-Midway? Find out on Saturday! 

 

Dorothy Day

Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, invites the public to the second annual Dorothy Day, Sunday June 22, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun for all ages! 

 

Book Talk

Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts author Michael Resman, who will speak on his book "Asylums, Treatment Centers and Genetic Jails: A History of Minnesota's State Hospitals," Sunday June 22, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 218-879-1938 for more information. 

 

Kids' Photo Safari

Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, offers a photo workshop for kids ages 8-12, June 24-28, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $20/members; $30/nonmembers. Call 218-254-7959 for more information. 

 

Memory Lane

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, invites the public for a "Walk Down Memory Lane" at Marketfest in downtown White Bear Lake, Thursday June 26, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Call 6561-407-5327 for more information. 

 

Taconite Tours

Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm MN, offers bus tours to Hibbing Taconite, Thursdays, June 26-August 8, 2014, 1 p.m. Tickets: $5/person for ages 12 and up. Call 218-254-7959 for more information or to make reservations. 

 

Scandinavian and Viking Festivals

The 37th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival and the Midwest Viking Festival, presented by Nordic Culture Clubs and the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, will take place Friday June 27, 2014 and Saturday June 28, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. Contact Allison West, 218-299-5452, for more information. 

 

Gangster Bus Tour

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake MN, invites the public to explore gangster territory by bus in the White Bear Lake area, Saturday June 28, 2014, 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Cost: $20/person; $15/WBLAHS members. Reservations required; call 651-407-5327.

 

Historic Pub Crawl

Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud MN, announces an Historic Pub Crawl in St. Cloud's Historic Downtown District, Saturday June 28,  or Friday July 25, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $25 (guided tours and appetizers); attendees must be 21 or older. Contact Sarah, 320-253-8424, for more information or to make a reservation. 

 

Hay Lake Speaker Series

Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater MN, announces the 2014 Hay Lake School Speaker Series, beginning Sunday June 29, 2014, 2 p.m. Call 651-433-4014 for more information. 

 

Memorial Concert

Boy in Blue Memorial Project and Mankato Area Community invite the public to "Remembering Our Heroes," a memorial community band concert, Tuesday July 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Historic Lincoln Park, Mankato MN. Call 507-491-4171 for more information. 

 

Book Group

Come to Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford MN, to discuss "Growing Pains" by Wanda Gag, July 2, 2014, 7 p.m. Wanda Gag went to school with Florence Stork of the Stork House, and the two ladies' diaries overlap to add a special connection to Rockford. Call 763-477-5383 for more information.

 

Battlefield Talk and Tour

Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, administered by Nicollet County Historical Society, hosts John LaBatte, who will speak on causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and give a battlefield tour, July 5, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information. 

 

Children's Day

Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, administered by Nicollet County Historical Society, hosts "Children's Games and Craft Day," July 5, 2014, noon to 4 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information. 

 

Mayo House Tour

Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, announces that the historic W.W. Mayo House, Le Sueur MN, will be open for tours on July 6, 2014, noon to 4 p.m., with a special emphasis on the artwork in the house. Call 507-665-3250 for more information. 

 

Independence Day Celebration

Harkin Store, New Ulm MN, will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday July 6, 2014 with the firing of an 1862 cannon, 1 p.m. Enjoy cold treats while listening to a talk on the 1870s riverboat town of West Newton. Call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society, 507-934-2160, for more information. 

 

Riverfest

Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, hosts Riverfest at the Anoka County History Center, Saturday July 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet characters from the popular ghost tours. Call 763-421-0600 for more information. 

 

Extravaganza

Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, hosts their Ninth Annual Chuckwagon Supper on Saturday July 12, 2014, 5:30 p.m. Their 28th Annual Extravaganza takes place Sunday July 13. Call 507-451-1420 for more information.

 

Anoka Heritage Tour

Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka MN, announces the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour, Sunday July 13, 2014, 1-5 p.m. The tour this year focuses on historic homes and gardens in Anoka near the Mississippi River, east of the Rum River. Tickets: $12/advance; $15/day of tour. Call 763-421-0600 for more information. 

 

Prairie Grass Talk

Fort Ridgely Historic Site, Fairfax MN, hosts naturalist Scott Kudelka, who will give a program on natural prairie grasses, July 13, 2014, 1 p.m. Call 507-766-0994 for more information. 

 

Tapping History

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Excelsior MN, will hold their next Tapping History event, "Danceland Burning," at the Bayside Grille, Monday July 14, 2014, 7 p.m.

 

 

Continuing Education

 

Annual Meeting Videos Available

If you missed the Minnesota Digital Library 12th Annual Meeting, the morning keynote and MDL Update sessions are now available online:

 

 

News

 

History Awards

Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums will honor eight Minnesota history organizations with Minnesota History Awards at their Annual Meeting, June 19, 2014. 

 

Military Items Available

State Historical Society of North Dakota Museum Division, Bismarck ND, offers a number of uniform buttons, a bullet, and a Vietnam-era olive drab dress hat, to any museum or educational institution wishing to acquire them. These are Found in Collections or declined gift items. Contact the historical society by June 25, 2014, if your organization is interested. 

 

Veterans' Awards

Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul MN, announces that nominations are open for the 2014 Veterans' Voices Awards. Do you know a veteran who served honorably, is thriving, and is making extraordinary contributions to his/her community? Nominations due July 9, 2014; awards will be presented at the second annual Veterans' Voices Award Ceremony, September 11, 2014.

 

Scholarship Awarded

Nicollet County Historical Society, St. Peter MN, awarded a $1000 Ted Moline Scholarship to Joshua Orpen, who is studying Social Studies Education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. For more information contact Alyssa Auten, 507-934-2160. 

 

Revised Publication

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is pleased to announce the publication of its recently revised "Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence." 

 

 

Fund Your Mission

 

Webinar

Minnesota State Arts Board offers a free one-hour webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Cultural Community Partnership grants, Wednesday June 25, 2014, 3 p.m. More training information available online.

 

Webinar

Minnesota State Arts Board offers a free one-hour webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Arts Tour Minnesota grants, Thursday June 26, 2014, 3 p.m. More training information available online

 

Webinar

Minnesota State Arts Board offers a free one-hour webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Artist Initiative program, Monday June 30, 2014, 3 p.m. More training information available online

 

 

Field Note

 

 

Happy Pride Month!
Staff at the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota having been working processing the "Minnesota Men of Color" collection (86 boxes and 1 notebook). 

 

  

 

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