The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums formed in 1991 to support each other in our mission of connecting people to nearby history.
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 together 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.
MALHM Mingle to be held in Fergus Falls on June 21
The first day of summer sounds like a great day to gather for a MALHM Mingle! Join us at the Otter Tail County Historical Society on Thursday, June 21 from 6 to 8 pm for appetizers and drinks.
Our theme for this event is Community Commemorations. How can local history organizations be involved with helping their communities celebrate important anniversaries? Learn from others who have had experience with this. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Register today!
House Museum Workshop scheduled for October 25
Plans are in progress for the 3rd Annual House Museum Workshop on Thursday, October 25. The workshop will be held at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings. It is operated by the Dakota County Historical Society.
This Civil War-era Gothic Revival home is the perfect setting for house museum professionals to gather and learn new ideas to use at their own museum.
Registration will open on September 1 with a schedule of events.
Apply for a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant
The passage of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment in 2008 has provided an unprecedented opportunity for local history organizations to fund projects across Minnesota. Projects may include preservation work, collection inventories and digitization, improved exhibits, new scholarly publications, and heritage tourism.
Check out the Minnesota Heritage and Cultural Grants program website for the most recent grants manual and upcoming deadlines.
Interested in funding a partnership project? There are funds for that too! Explore the Heritage Partnership Program for opportunities to work with your colleagues.