Conferences and Workshops
Sharpen Your Skills by Attending Training
The following list is gathered by the Local History Services team. Please send updates as needed.
HOLD the dates for Local History Spring Workshops
Watch this newsletter next week and your mailboxes for information regarding the 2013 Local History Spring Workshops. This year we look at "Capacity Within" - the way capacity is developed starts with you. Keynote speaker Mary Warner, of the Morrison County Historical Society, will engage us in how in this age of supplemental work local history museums can get what they need from contractors. Same program, three venues:
- May 24, 2013, Brown County Historical Society, New Ulm - Map
- June 7, 2013, Clearwater County Historical Society, Shevlin - Map
For more information or to register check out the web site.
Society for Industrial Archeology's Annual Conference is scheduled for May 30-June 2, 2013, Twin Cities MN.
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 4, 2013, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis MN. Fee: $45. Register online.
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.
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.
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.
Save the Date
Association for Living History, Farm & Agricultural Museums will hold its annual meeting June 14-18, 2013 at University of Akron (OH). Sponsored by Hale Farm & Village, Western Reserve Historical Society.
AASLH presents "Exhibit Makeovers" at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee WI, June 20-21, 2013. Workshop is intended for museum staff and volunteers who want to create more engaging and effective exhibits. Discounted fee if payment received by May 16, 2013.
Oral History Workshop
Wisconsin Historical Society hosts "Oral History Workshop," June 24, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland WI. Cost: $30/WHS members; $35/nonmembers. Contact Amy Norlin, 608-264-6579, for more information.
AASLH Conference Scholarship
American Association for State and Local History's Annual Meeting will be held in Birmingham AL, September 18-21, 2013. AASLH's Small Museums Committee offers scholarships to any AASLH members who are full-time, part-time, paid, or volunteer employees of small museums. The $500 scholarship will cover the cost of registration and Small Museums luncheon. Deadline for applications: June 15, 2013.
Save the Dates
American Association for State and Local History will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting in Birmingham AL, September 18-21, 2013. Looking ahead, the 2014 annual meeting will be held in St. Paul MN, September 17-20, 2014.
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.
Country School House Conference
Preservation Iowa presents the 13th Iowa Country School House Conference, October 11-12, 2013, Bluffs Inn & Oaks Steak House, Decorah IA. Pre-register by October 4, 2013.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits holds their annual conference October 24-25, 2013, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC), Duluth MN.
Free webinars available online from PastPerfect.
Connecting to Collections Online Community offers timely discussions on a variety of topics important to colleagues working in museums, archives, or libraries.
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison WI, offers free PowerPoint presentations from their 2012 Local History and Historic Preservation Conference.
Small Museum Pro! offers online summer classes in Collections Care and Education and Outreach.
Internal Revenue Service offers free webinar, "Starting off Right--What New 501(c)(3) Organizations Need to Know." Includes tips on annual filing requirements and the types of records organizations should maintain.
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works announces their 2012 regional workshop schedule.
Doll Preservation Webinar
Learn about the care and preservation of dolls through a free Connecting to Collections webinar, Community Webinar: Care of Dolls. Presenters: Tom Braun and Tammy Schmitz.
Minnesota Digital Library offers online metadata tutorials.
American Association for State and Local History offers "Building Leaders in State and Local History" workshop series. Online and onsite workshops offered; scholarships available.
Museum Training Webcasts
Texas Historical Commission offers short webcasts from their "Training for Texas Museums" project.
Historic Preservation Certificate
Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH, offers courses toward Historic Preservation Certificate and Master of Education in Heritage Studies with a focus in Historic Preservation. Contact Stacey Yap, 603-535-2333, for more information.
Emergency Response Training
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation seeks candidates for Emergency Response Training (AIC-CERT) program. No registration fee; support for travel, meals, and hotel included. Participants must be willing to make a commitment to FAIC's emergency response requests.
Tribal Records Online Course
Free online workshops regarding identifying and protecting essential government records. Register online.
Minnesota Digital Library webinar "Moving Forward: New Guidelines for Contributors to Minnesota Reflections" now available online.
Online Library Courses
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library & Information Studies offers online continuing education classes on a variety of topics. Contact Meredith Lowe, 608-890-0364, or Anna Palmer, 608-263-4452, for more information.
Project Archaeology Available Online
Project Archaeology is an educational organization working to make archaeology accessible to students and teachers nationwide. Online courses available. Contact Madlyn Runburg for more information or to register.
Quick-Build Museum Exhibits
Check out the newest addition to Morrison County Historical Society's webpage—a how-to guide entitled "How to Build a Museum Exhibit in an Hour." Mary Warner explains how to put together a small exhibit case and includes plenty of photographs along with step-by-step explanations.
Online courses from Upstate History Alliance
Try these low cost (starting at $45) online classes that may be taken at your own pace.
- Collections Management 101
- Climate Control for Small Institutions
- Introduction to Reformatting
- Basic Preservation and Care of Paper Based Materials
- Conservation and Preservation of Photographs and Albums
Leadership Certificate Series
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers two leadership series for nonprofit professionals. Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Series is designed for nonprofit staff who seek a broad overview of nonprofit management. Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series is designed to increase skills and abilities in working with volunteers. Sign up for individual courses or take the whole series and receive a certificate.
Center for Social Studies Education Launched
Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Department of Education have launched a new initiative to provide educators and students with information regarding the Social Studies. The Center for Social Studies Education (CSSE) is a clearinghouse created to provide links to relevant resources, teaching tools, professional development opportunities, and programs for teachers and students within the Social Studies.
ONLINE MUSEUM CLASSES THROUGH NORTHERN STATES CONSERVATION CENTER
Online museum classes offered by the Northern States Conservation Center.
Online Information for Exempt Organizations
IRS Exempt Organizations has developed an educational website with an online version of their popular workshop for Small and Mid-Sized 501(c)(3) organizations, plus mini-courses on other topics of interest, including information on the redesigned Form 990.
PastPerfect Online Training
The online training classes, "Cataloging Your Collection with PastPerfect 4.0" and "Managing Contacts, Donations and Membership with PastPerfect 4.0" are taught by a live, experienced PastPerfect instructor via internet and conference call.
Free ADA Training
Ten free training lessons regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act are available online from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Northeast Document Conservation Center offers a set of free online courses in the basics of caring for objects.