The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums (MALHM) regrets to announce the resignation of Alliance Coordinator Dustin Heckman, effective December 13, 2019. Heckman has served as the Alliance Coordinator, first as Interim Coordinator, since January 2018. He is leaving his position to pursue other professional opportunities in local history.
“I want to thank the Board of Directors, the Alliance’s members, and everyone involved in Minnesota’s local history community for their support over the last two years,” stated Heckman. “I’m going to miss so many of the connections that have been built and the work of the Alliance. It is truly a great organization and a model one that others should follow across the country.” Under Heckman’s leadership, the annual conference grew in both attendance and outside support to become the premier event for local history organizations to attend each year. The Alliance also saw an increase in membership and provided services during that period including regular visits to museums and the development of a lending library. “Without Heckman’s commitment to MALHM and passion for local history this organization would not be where it is today. His leadership will be greatly missed.” Said Sara Hanson, MALHM Board Chair.
The Board of Directors has begun the search for their next Alliance Coordinator. A full position description can be found on the MALHM website with information on how to apply. Applications are due by Monday, November 11.