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The Nicollet County Historical Society (NCHS) is currently accepting applications for new members of its Board of Directors. NCHS has the privilege of preserving, protecting, and sharing Nicollet County and Minnesota’s rich history. 

We do this by:

  • Offering exhibits providing access to, a­nd interpretation and enjoyment of, our collections artifacts and unique local stories. 
  • Housing and caring for an extensive collection of Nicollet County and Minnesota-focused photographs, documents, maps, etc. 
  • Creating educational programs that offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for adults and children, including lectures, films, demonstrations, hands-on activities, etc. 
  • Keeping our membership updated about our sites, upcoming events, new additions to our collection, and historical interest stories with a quarterly print newsletter, The Crossing

NCHS is one of southern Minnesota’s most well-respected and diversely interpreted historical and cultural organizations. Being a member of the Nicollet County Historical Society’s Board provides you with a unique opportunity to help make history accessible for learners of all ages. While our Board of Directors provides oversight and financial leadership, we also expect board members to take an active role in helping the Society grow and thrive.

Directors are expected to:

  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings.
  • Actively participate in planning, governance, and fundraising.
  • Fulfill fiduciary duties.
  • Provide budget oversight.
  • Serve on committees.
  • Be ambassadors volunteering your time and talents at one of our historic sites or within our communities.

The best candidates have:

  • A passion for history.
  • Connections that can help promote NCHS.
  • Experience in finance, law, or fund development.
  • And the will to make a difference in the community.

If you are interested in joining our Board, applications are available on our website. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 6, 2020. If you have questions, please contact NCHS Executive Director Jessica Becker at (507) 934-2160 or director@nchsmn.org.

Download the NCHS Board Candidate Packet below.