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.
2019 National History Day Theme Chosen!
The 2019 National History Day theme will be Triumph and Tragedy in History.
The Triumph & Tragedy in History theme is complex and requires you to view history through multiple perspectives. Can one person’s triumph be another’s tragedy? Can the same person or group suffer from tragedy and triumph at the same time? How does one ultimately triumph after tragedy? Can triumph lead to tragedy? Throughout this academic year you will ask yourself these questions and more, always looking for how and why.
Learn more about this year's theme through the National History Day website. Want to be involved here in Minnesota? Check out the Minnesota History Day website for more information.
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.
Submit your session proposals for the 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference!
Have you ever wanted to share your experience or expertise with colleagues? Did you wrap-up a really cool project that you'd like to share with others so they can try it too? Is there a trend within local history or museums that needs to be addressed? Then submit a session proposal for the 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference!
Our attendees enjoy hearing from their peers and continue to be amazed at the base of knowledge within local history in Minnesota! Here is your chance to share what you know with your peers.
To be considered for a session, fill out the call for sessions application and submit it by email to the Alliance Coordinator on or by Monday, October 15. Have questions about your proposal idea? Contact Dustin at (612) 500-7460.