March 2012 Archives

AASLH Workshop: Exhibit Makeovers

April 12-13, 2012, Johnson County Museums, Shawnee, KS. $280 members/$355 nonmembers. Learn innovative and engaging ways to bring exhibitions to life for visitors through interpretative storytelling. FYI

IHRC 2012 Event Honors Volunteers, Supporters and Collaborators

IHRC staff hosted "Milestones and Merriment" on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Honoring volunteers & supporters and celebrating a year of progress and innovative activities, presentations included: IHRC Keystone Award to Emeritus Professor Hy Berman, IHRC Career Achievement Award to Professor Göran Stockenström, and Certificates of Special Appreciation to Walt Jacobs, Erika Lee, Alexander Lushnycky, Ted and Mary Ringberg, Klaas van der Sanden, Eva Widder and the Friends of the IHRC organization. (photo)

Latvian Diaspora Archives and Material Culture Conference at IHRC

The American Latvian Association, Immigration History Research Center and the Latvians Abroad Museum in Latvia will host a conference on Latvian diaspora archives and material culture April 12-14, 2012, at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota.

Olga Zoltai, Victor Contreras Cited for Immigrant of Distinction Award

The Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has selected Olga Zoltai and Victor Contreras to receive its 2012 Immigrant of Distinction Awards. They will be honored at a March 2 ceremony.