The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums formed in 1991 to support each other in our mission of connecting people to nearby history.
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Your annual membership helps support the work of the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums. Members enjoy discounts on the annual conference, workshops, networking events, Collective Access, and a 18 percent discount on Gaylord Archival products. Plus, you gain access to our member-only resource library (login required).
Check out current positions available at Local history organizations across the state. Organizations may submit job announcements to be posted on this site to the Alliance Coordinator via email in a PDF document. Minimum compensation must be listed to post.
Our lending library provides members access to titles that will lead to organizations meeting or exceeding best practices and standards. Patrons may checkout or place holds on titles after creating a free account. To view available titles and for more information, visit our lending library page.
What does the Alliance do?
Minnesota's local history groups formed an alliance in 1991. Even though we serve different communities throughout the state, we share a common mission of connecting people to nearby history. Some of us have professional staff, but many of us are small, volunteer-run societies. Together, we work to raise the quality of work in the local history field in Minnesota. The Minnesota Alliance for Local History Museums serves the approximately 500-plus local history groups throughout the state with professional training, awards for excellence, mutual assistance in times of disaster and more.