We're on track to break attendance records at the 2017 MALHM Annual Meeting and Conference (April 26-27 in Walker, MN), with more people signed up today than there were last year just a few days before the 2016 Conference.
Join us! There's still time to register, either online with a credit card or by mail with a check. See our Annual Conference page for more details.
If you want to see what's in store this year, we now have the completed program guide available online. Attendees will receive a print version, but you might want to take some time to browse and pick which of the 24 sessions you'll want to attend.
Please share with your local history colleagues and invite them to check out what they've been missing. For those who can't spare the time away or don't want to stay overnight, this year we've added the option of signing up for just one day, in addition to the full two-day package.
If you have any questions, please contact Conference Chair Jill Wohnoutka or MALHM Coordinator Marci Matson.
The keynote speaker for the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museum's Annual Meeting and Conference has always been drawn to history.
Formerly the executive director of the Cass County Historical Society (West Fargo, ND), Steve Stark now combines his love of history with his drawing skills to create his "Illustrated History" presentations. Dressed in historical costume, Steve tells true tales of the past while fast-drawing them in charcoal on mounted rolls of paper.
The political cartoonist and artist is known as "Mr. History" for his talks to more than 5,000 school children each year as well as adults throughout the region.
See him in action on Wednesday, April 26, at the MALHM Conference at Chase on the Lake in Walker, MN. Register online with a credit card or by mail with a check. See MALHM website for more details.
An Excelsior, MN native, Steve and his wife, a retired teacher, live in Fargo, ND where he is a cartoonist and columnist for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and writes a feature titled “This Week in Our History.” An award-winning editorial cartoonist, Stark has published more than 3,000 cartoons. He also has illustrated four books, along with numerous illustrations for educational, newspaper and advertising publications.