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.
Have you heard about CollectiveAccess?
In the fall of 2018, MALHM launched CollectiveAccess as a collections management solution for museums and archives in Minnesota. The online, open sourced software has been customized using input from Minnesota based organizations to include features that collection managers and archivists will actually use! The subscription cost allows you to have unlimited users and maximize server space with other participating organizations, which keep your costs lower.
An additional feature of the software is that participating organizations can share their collections online with others through MNCollections.org. This additional feature is at no extra cost to participating organizations that have subscribed to CollectiveAccess.
To learn more about this great tool, check our page on CollectiveAccess.
Submit your session proposals for the 2020 MALHM Annual Meeting & Conference by October 25!
ItThe call for proposals has opened for the 2020 MALHM Annual Meeting & Conference to be held April 29-30, 2020, in Austin, MN!
Do you have some insight to share with peers? Have you completed a huge project and want to help others avoid some of the same challenges in their projects? Are you an expert on a topic relevant to local history organizations and are willing to share that expertise?
Then fill out a session proposal form today to present at our conference! It is located on our Annual Conference page.
Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 pm on Friday, October 25.
Submit your History Award nominations by November 1!
Do you have a great project that you're really proud of? Is there someone in the local history field who has made a impact across their region or the state? Then consider submitting a nomination for the History Awards program!
The Minnesota History Awards is meant for project nominations, while the Lifetime Achievement Award is meant to honor individuals with 25 years or more of service to local history in Minnesota.
Nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. To review the guidelines and find the nomination forms, go to our History Awards page.