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July 24, 2013                                                                          Membership | Past Issues | Local History Services

Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants


Grant Deadline

Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants mid/large pre-application deadline is Friday August 2, 2013. The pre-application is required for all mid- and large-size projects, and must be filed before midnight on the deadline date to be considered for review. More information available on the MHCHG website. Questions? Contact the Grants Office


Spotlighted Project: Bois Forte Veterans Log - "Honoring our Warriors"

Recipient: Bois Forte Tribal Government
Funding Amount: $7,000

The project gathered information about military service of Bois Forte Band of Chippewa members, resulting in a Bois Forte Veterans Log which is to be placed in the Bois Forte Heritage Center research library.




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Job Opportunities


Museum Manager

Wells Fargo History Museum, Minneapolis MN, seeks Museum Manager 2



Do History Here


Story Trailer
Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee MN, invites the public to record and save their Fair stories at the Scott County Fair Story Trailer, July 24-28, 2013. Stop in, share your Fair story, and take home your story on a CD. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.



Theater History

Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, invites the public to bring a lunch and enjoy the fourth installment of the 2013 Lunchbox History Series, Thursday July 25, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. Frank Bridges will discuss theater and theatrical performance history in Austin. Call 507-437-6082 for more information.


North Tower Viewing

Minnesota Landmarks, St. Paul MN, invites the public to a special kick-off event for the Landmark Center restoration, downtown St. Paul, Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Landmark Center's North Tower will be open for viewing. Call 651-292-3385 for more information. 


Cloquet Movies

Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet MN, hosts its July "Friday Movies at the Museum" program on Friday July 26, 2013, 1 p.m. Two movies will be shown, "Cloquet Parades" and "Carlton County's First Dairy Days 1952." Call 218-879-1938 for more information. 


Protest History

Come to the Minneapolis Central Library on Tuesday July 30, 2013, to hear author Rhoda Gilman speak about Minnesota’s rich history of opposition and discuss her most recent book "Stand Up! The Story of Minnesota’s Protest Movement." 


Homefront Exhibit

Mower County Historical Society, Austin MN, announces that they will host the Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit "Minnesota Homefront, World War II," concurrently with their own exhibit "Everyone's War: The Mower County Homefront During World War II," July 30-September 27, 2013. Call 507-437-6082 for more information. 


Meet Charley Goddard

Winona County Historical Society, Winona MN, hosts Minnesota Historical Society's History Player Charley Goddard, teenage Civil War soldier, July 31, 2013, 7 p.m. Free. Call 507-454-2723 for more information. 


New Exhibit

Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna MN, presents a new exhibit, "Steele County: Butter Capital of the World," with a grand opening Thursday August 1, 2013. Join them for a Dairy Industry Roundtable, 7 p.m. Call 507-451-1420 x5 for more information.


Magical History

Nicollet County Historical Society, Saint Peter MN, hosts Michael Callahan at the historic E. St. Julien Cox House for an evening of Victorian atmosphere, charm, and magic, August 1-3, 2013, 8:30 p.m. Additional 11 p.m. show Saturday August 3. Call 507-934-2160 for more information.


Milford Settlers

Nicollet County Historical Society, Saint Peter MN, hosts historians John LaBatte and Richard Runck, who will discuss "The Milford Settlers: Land Thieves or Victims?" on August 3, 2013, 1 and 2:30 p.m., Fort Ridgely State Historic Site, Fairfax MN. Call 507-426-7888 or 507-934-2160 for more information. 


Donuts at Dorothy's
Dorothy Molter Museum, Ely MN, invites the public to "Donuts at Dorothy's," a community "coffee and" to be held at the museum on Sunday August 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes tours, exhibits, and refreshments. Free. Call 218-365-4451 for more information.


Saint John's Bible Exhibit

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead MN, presents "The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition," an exhibit featuring a full-scale fine art edition of the original manuscript, August 1-September 15, 2013. Opening reception Tuesday August 6, 2013, 5-7 p.m. Call 218-299-5511 for more information. 


Civil Rights Anniversary

Ramsey County Library-Roseville hosts T. Mychael Rambo and an all-star group of musicians who will present a tribute honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, Thursday August 15, 2013, 7 p.m. Call 651-724-6022 for more information.


Archaeology Talk

St. Louis County Historical Society, Duluth MN, hosts Susan C. Mulholland at the next "Lunch with the History People," Thursday August 15, 2013, noon to 1 p.m. She will discuss "A River Runs Through It: Archaeology along the Cloquet River in St. Louis County, Minnesota." Call 218-733-7568 for more information.


Free Family Day

Scott County Historical Society, Scott County Parks & Trails, and Three Rivers Park District have teamed up to present a special Family Day at Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, New Prague MN, August 25, 2013, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Contact SCHS, 952-445-0378, for more information.


Save the Date

Cass Gilbert Society, St. Paul MN, offers a tour to St. Louis MO, October 25-27, 2013. See Gilbert's Palace of Fine Arts and much more. Register online by September 15, 2013. 



Continuing Education


Early Bird Rate Ends Friday!

American Association for State and Local History issues a reminder that the Early Bird Rate for the 2013 AASLH Annual Meeting ends this Friday July 26, 2013. The meeting will be held in Birmingham AL, September 18-21, 2013.


Exempt Organization Workshops

Internal Revenue Service offers tax compliance workshops for small and medium-sized 501(c)(3) organizations at Hamline University, St. Paul, September 9, 2013; and University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis MN, September 10, 2013. 





Advocacy Action Alert
History advocates note that the U.S. House of Representatives recently released its FY 2014 funding bill which would cut the funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by 49%. Read more online.



Fund Your Mission


Artist Initiative Grants
Minnesota State Arts Board offers Artist Initiative Grants. Visual arts applications due July 26, 2013.


Arts Education Grants

National Endowment for the Arts offers Arts Education Grants for School-Based Projects. Deadline: August 8, 2013.


Arts Tour Minnesota

Minnesota State Arts Board offers Arts Tour Minnesota grants to support performances, exhibitions, and other activities in Minnesota by professional, touring artists and arts organizations. Deadline: August 9, 2013.


Cultural Community Partnership Grants

Minnesota State Arts Board offers Cultural Community Partnership Grants, designed to enhance the artistic and career development of artists of color. Deadline: August 16, 2013. 



Field Note



New Executive Director

Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul MN, recently named Lynn Gruber as their new executive director. She has more than 30 years' experience in nonprofit health care associations and has volunteered for the Wayzata Historical Society, Wayzata MN.




Featured Book




Making Marriage, by Catherine J. Denial.


Available August 2013 from Minnesota Historical Society Press.



Featured Past Article
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