Content Categorized ‘minnesota’

That weekend

Posted on March 14, 2013 under me, minnesota

The  third weekend in April continues to be excessively popular for conferences in our (dear museum/history-inclined reader!) fields, which this year includes Museums and the Web and NCPH (which looks like a terrific meeting in Ottawa this year.) I will be attending neither of these, but will instead be attending this conference in Minneapolis, “Practicing Science, Engaging […]

Ironworld in bad decline

Posted on November 20, 2009 under local history, minnesota, museums, public history | 4 Comments

I discovered yesterday (via the Minnesota Association of Museums on twitter) that the Minnesota Discovery Center (formerly Ironworld), the mining history center in Chisholm on the Iron Range, is closing as of today, and putting its 47 employees (26 fulltime) on “temporary layoff.”  It’s unclear if and when it will reopen. Two years ago the […]

My defense

Posted on May 8, 2009 under history of medicine, me, minnesota | 9 Comments

   “Suzanne Fischer will defend her dissertation, “Diseases of Men: Sexual Health and Medical Expertise in Advertising Medical Institutes, 1900-1930,” on Monday, May 18, in Physics 236A, beginning at 1:00 pm. All members of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program [and everyone else] are invited to attend her opening presentation (about 20 to […]

Dispatches from Minnesota

Posted on February 11, 2009 under minnesota, public history | 3 Comments

I’ve still got a foot planted on the other side of Lake Superior.  Here’s the news from the history community back in Minnesota. The MHS has a $2.8 million budget hole, and, besides extending a hiring freeze and cutting expenses, is going to require some employees to take unpaid leave.  The problem is related to […]

Roundup for 11/3

Posted on November 3, 2008 under libraries, minnesota, museums, public history | 3 Comments

I’ve scoured the corners of the internet to bring you this link roundup! If you live in Minnesota, remember to vote yes for the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  This is PH’s official endorsement for the election season. Congrats to the Brooklyn Museum for winning a Forrester Groundswell award! A new Michigan-based booklet on […]

Blogging AASLH

Posted on September 10, 2008 under minnesota, public history

The American Association for State and Local History’s annual meeting is happening this week in Rochester, NY, and you can look in on the meeting virtually through the AASLH’s great annual meeting blog. I’m really heartened by this trend of conference blogging, even for organizations that don’t have much interactive web presences. At the AASLH […]

Yes for MN

Posted on September 8, 2008 under minnesota, public history

Since I’ve been talking about museums in an election year, I’ll put in another plug for Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, on the ballot this November to create a dedicated funding stream for environmental and cultural programs. The folks from the campaign have been busy recently, with a poster contest, a film contest, […]

Department of Remember That?

Posted on July 29, 2008 under me, minnesota

Catching up on my local history reading, I found that in the May-June issue of the Minnesota History Interpreter, I’m quoted talking about the value of architectural remnants in the collections of my old museum.  And that quote in turn is from a blog comment from last August.  I’m certainly glad that they could use […]

Minnesota cultural news: MAEP, Hiawatha, TRC

Posted on July 25, 2008 under minnesota

The Daily Planet is reporting that the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program is facing hassles and hurdles from a newly reorganized Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  The details from the vociferous public meeting at the Daily Planet; here’s a primer on the MAEP. The MAEP is a democratic, self-governing exhibition program that is horizontal rather than hierarchical […]

Gendered Bits and other news from CBI

Posted on July 21, 2008 under history of technology, minnesota | 1 Comment

The Charles Babbage Institute at the U of M has a great exhibit up now, Gendered Bits: Identities, Artifacts and Practices in Computing, put up in conjunction with their recent conference on gender, history and computing.  (See some pictures) The exhibit is superawesome and will be up till July 23rd at Andersen Hall on the […]