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Local History Workshops

More Than Stones and Bones

Many history organizations and others are entrusted with archaeological artifacts. Human use of places we currently call home extends back 13,000 years or so, and those who used the land over that time have left lots of evidence.

This year’s Spring Workshops focus on how you can use archaeology to tell stories over a much longer period of record, use collections appropriately, and review responsibilities under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) that includes, but is not exclusive to, archaeology. As always, you will have the opportunity to renew contact with your colleagues and learn some useful tips and tricks.

2015 Workshop Theme - More Than Stones and Bones: Archaeology is Local History Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Fee: $30 per person. Includes materials, lunch, and refreshments.
Questions? Call Todd Mahon at 651-259-3492 or e-mail todd.mahon@mnhs.org.

Workshop information and online registration for 2015 will be posted soon! Please check back!

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Come learn with us! These one-day workshops held at convenient locations around the state offer practical information about best practices on a variety of topics. Designed specifically for staff and board members of county and local historical organizations, they are open to all interested parties. This is your opportunity to meet colleagues from other organizations like your own.

Past Local History Workshops

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