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ATTENTION VISITORS: After carefully considering the current situation and directives put forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Tim Walz's Office, we have temporarily closed the Minnesota Discovery Center until June 1st. As a result, stall May events, venue rentals, and site visits have been canceled. We are dedicated to doing our part to help lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our communities and we are committed to the health and well-being of our staff and visitors. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
DIY Archival Webinar
Now you can join renowned author and archivist Margot Note for her free, live DIY archival webinar on-demand! Learn how to organize and preserve your family and personal legacy in the comfort of your own home.
Creating Family Archives Webinar On-Demand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MKIOEgBfQI&fbclid=IwAR0DqxMZF8vEbkIysnPnccsmUY7qErG5h5cp3Eifdv51fT8xo4iXdKwRUKQ
In partnership with renowned archivist, Margot Note, author of the book, Creating Family Archives, the Minnesota Discovery Center is offering this free on-demand webinar. Join Margot as she provides you with an overview of her book - Creating Family Archives: A Step By Guide to Help You Preserve Your Family History For Future Generations. Learn the easy steps you can take to start organizing and preserving your family history and memories today!
From Margot Note:
Everyone collects a lifetime of papers, photographs, and mementos that tell the stories of their lives. This is our "stuff."
When I talk to people about organizing their stuff, I hear, "I want to get organized, but I feel so overwhelmed!" I know the feeling of finding messes that seem so daunting that I didn't even know where to begin. But organizing your stuff doesn't have to be daunting. We just need a plan of action to make our efforts achievable.In a time when most of us are social distancing and spending more time at home, we not only have more time for projects like this but we're also more reflective of our lives and their meanings. Now may be the time to tackle the family and personal memories, not only to keep ourselves busy but also to provide ourselves and our loved ones comfort.
Join me in this webinar where I explain easy steps you can take to organize and preserve what's meaningful and important to you. The focus is on family and personal items--like papers, photographs, and audio-visual items--but the methods I discuss can be used for organizing anything. Feel calmer and less stressed knowing that your stuff is in order and you can find everything you need.The information provided in this book is based on my book, Creating Family Archives: A Step-by-Step Guide for Saving Your Memories for Future Generations.
Contact MDC to get you copy of Creating Family Archives today - 218-259-7959.
What you'll get out of this free webinar:
Tips and tricks archivists use to preserve materials
Ways to get quicker, easier, affordable results for organizing your stuff
Ways to approach an overwhelming organizational project so that it's manageable
Real-world examples of how to approach organizational projects
Generous Q&A time so that I can answer all your questions
Exclusive access to a private Facebook group to support your efforts
Step right up and see the odd and unexpected! See objects and images from the most obscure corners of our archives!
The Rustic Pig
The Rustic Pig Restaurant
The Rustic Pig Restaurant is posstponing the reopening to a later date that is still to be determined.
This change will not affect MDC food service for venue rental and events.
Iron Range Veterans
Minnesota Discovery Center preserves the history of the Iron Range with a searchable online database of local veterans, assisting Press-Lloyd American Legion Post #247 in Chisholm, Minnesota.
Support the celebration and preservation of the history and culture of the Iron Range region. The generous support of our members, donors, volunteers and sponsors makes that history come alive!
Minnesota Discovery Center is the largest museum complex in the state outside the Twin Cities.
It's the one place to learn everything about the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work of the Iron Range.