The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums formed in 1991 to support each other in our mission of connecting people to nearby history.
Important Conference Update
The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museum’s board of directors and staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference that was to be held April 28-30 in Austin, MN. Following new guidelines set forth by the CDC on March 15, 2020, we know it is our responsibility to help flatten the curve of COVID-19.
We will miss gathering with you and have already begun exploring ways to connect virtually during these unprecedented times. This will include plans for our Annual Meeting, Minnesota History Awards, and learning opportunities. We look forward to sharing details with you soon.
Education Priority Action Team Toolkit Available Now
Established through a partnership between the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society, the Education Priority Action Team has created a resource, tailored to education staff and volunteers from museums and history organizations, that will help you build relationships with school district leadership and teachers to increase school-age participation.
MALHM Lending Library
MALHM provides a lending library service for the purpose of creating access to titles that will lead organizations to meeting or exceeding best practices and standards.
For more information on titles available or to register for your first borrow, visit the 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.