Information on the website update from the Minnesota Historical Society’s May 24 “Local History News.” The new website has some issues and hopefully this will clear those up. I’m happy to see the People Records Search and the Newspaper Hub will still be accessible during the possible month of restrictions.
Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grant RecipientsRecipients of small grants ($10,000 and less) from the fiscal year 2023 January small grants cycle are listed in a press release from the Minnesota Historical Society. The list includes 28 grants in 16 counties. “Each project will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. All grants […]
The October 22 edition of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Local History News carried a story about another important use of the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants. The Kandiyohi County Historical Society recently microfilmed township records for six of the county’s townships and the films are available the county historical society in Willmar. For more […]
A current and popular exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society is Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. This brought back memories of my own childhood. Tents made out of blankets hung from the clotheslines, blow-up swimming pools, trikes, roller skates, books, Colorforms, and more. I was lucky to have my paternal grandmother, Olga Theodora […]
It’s official. The research hours at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul are being expanded to include Tuesday morning. Now the Tuesday hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning this fall. Wednesday – Saturday hours remain 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hours are also being expanded at several historic sites. Other research […]
The Minnesota Historical Society just announced: “Online finding aids just launched For the first time ever, inventories of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railway companies are available online. With more than 16,000 boxes of archival records, these two collections fill more than 15% of the total space in the stacks and have been a draw […]
On Wednesday evening I saw an article at Twincities.com that told of a tombstone being found in St. Paul and that the police had been unable to determine where it belonged. It read “Marie Olsen 1879-1932.” The article stated police had done a search of birth and death indexes but had not found her. I […]
One way to find out about what historical projects are cropping up around Minnesota is by checking out the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants program that operates under the auspices of the Minnesota Historical Society. Grants are awarded for projects that will preserve and enhance Minnesota’s cultural and historical resources. Libraries, archives, churches, historical societies, […]