Author Archives: Joe Hoover

About Joe Hoover

Digital Technology Outreach Specialist for the Minnesota Historical Society.

Website Development / Design Helpful Worksheets

Thinking about creating a new web site or updating your old one? Take a minute to download and review these documents, most which have been composed by us over time, to help guide you in your planning and your communication … Continue reading

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Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest’s opportunity to house its entire collection at the University of Minnesota’s Anderson Library has freed up the organization to allow it to develop and focus on interpretation, outreach and education.

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Mitson House Museum – Canton Historical Society

While the Canton Historical Society is one of Minnesota’s newest historical organizations, the Mitson House Museum has been around since the 1970’s. Along with the Canton Depot, the Mitson House Museum is undergoing changes with the community’s renewed interest in … Continue reading

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Minnesota African American Museum Grand Opening, Minneapolis, Minnesota

After many years of planning and fundraising the Minnesota African American Museum opened its doors on June 1st, 2012 Minnesota now joins the 44 other states that have a museum dedicated to African American history. The Museum is housed in … Continue reading

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Beltrami County Historical Society – Bemidji, Minnesota

Beltrami County History Center is  located  in the restored 1912 Great Northern Depot. As the video shows, the museum maintains both long term exhibits and some shorter term rotating exhibits developed either in house by the Beltrami County Historical Society … Continue reading

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Firefighters Hall and Museum

The Firefighter’s Hall and Museum, in Northeast Minneapolis, is dedicated to preserving vintage firefighting equipment as well as running a research library and a meeting hall for area firefighters. The museum which features fire trucks,  fire engines and rescue equipment … Continue reading

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Saint Louis County Historical Society

Saint Louis County Historical Society, much like the Minnesota Historical Society, is a full service history organization. In addition to its own exhibits on lumbering, mining, and many other locally significant stories, SLCHS operates Veteran’s Memorial Hall on behalf of … Continue reading

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Swift County History Museum

The Swift County History Museum is located on the west edge of Benson off of U.S. Highway 12. The museum features artifacts that depict the history of Swift County. Many of the artifacts are displayed in period room settings – … Continue reading

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Tri River Pioneer Museum

The Tri-River Pioneer Museum is the only building built to be a museum in Red Lake County. As the video shows very well, it is a fairly typical local history museum led by a very dedicated group of volunteers who … Continue reading

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Grant Workshop with Access Philanthropy

Full day grant workshop at the Blue Earth County Historical Society with presenter Steve Paprocki, President, Access Philanthropy. This is a combined podcast with all four sessions for a combined length of 4 hours. Watch the presentation or download the … Continue reading

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