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Congratulations to Bob Mitchell. Skirmisher: The Life, Times, and Political Career of James B. Weaver has been honored with the Benjamin F. Shambaugh award by the State Historical Society of Iowa. The award is given to the book judged to be the most significant work on Iowa history published during the previous year.

Listen to Bob on Iowa Public Radio's "The Exchange" (live, call-in) with host Dean Borg. Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, Time: 10-10:30 am CDT.

Visit the Iowa Public Radio website for more information.

Right: Bob Mitchell at a book-signing event at the Weaver House Bed and Breakfast in Bloomfield, Iowa.

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The NYMAS Review praised Bill Christen's biography of Pauline Cushman, stating: "Christen's extensive research is very much to be complimented." Reviewer Kay Larson continues: "It's a good read, providing views of the Civil War era rarely seen."

Jim Schmidt, author of Lincoln's Labels, was recently interviewed on Civil War Talk Radio. You can hear it here.

The Komensky School, located just northeast of Hutchinson, Minnesota, -- for which we wrote the nomination -- has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Congratulations go to the Lodge Lumir for their commitment to preserving this building.

Look for Eric Wittenberg's first-ever biography of Ulric Dahlgren, Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly. In the fall, look for Years of Change and Suffering about Civil War medicine, edited by Jim Schmidt and Guy Hasegawa.
New Ulm Turner Hall received two major grants. The Minnesota Historical Society is funding a historic structures report, providing the board with a top-to-bottom evaluation of the building. Then, the New Ulm Area Foundation is assisting with the care of the collections.
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