3M and Maplewood Exhibit: Sign and Label Development

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Maplewood Area Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To hire qualified consultants to develop an exhibit on 3M's history with the City of Maplewood.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board: William R. Stoeri, President Missy S. Thompson, Vice President Ruth Huss, Vice President D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer Suzanne Blue Brenda J. Child Robert Bruininks Judith S. Corson D. Stephen Elliott Phyllis Rawls Goff William D. Green David R. Hakensen Ruth S. Huss Martha Kaemmer Dennis L. Lamkin David M. Larson Charles Mahar Dean M. Nelson Elizabeth M. Nordlie Dennis Nguyen Peter R. Reis Hussein Samatar Simon Stevens Susan Kenny Stevens William R. Stoeri Karen Wilson Thissen Missy Staples Thompson Eleanor Winston Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

The short term outcomes were that the Maplewood Area Historical Society developed academically-reviewed, high-quality designed interpretive signage and text digital files for our exhibit. They are prepared for the production phase of the exhibit and we are confidant in the quality and thoroughness. The Project Manager and Board are able to better envision the new exhibit, and use the signs to build enthusiasm. Each milestone has been achieved to our satisfaction. To that end, the graphic designed digital files for all signs are completed and delivered. These files are attached with the final report.
The long term outcomes will include Minnesotans and the people of Maplewood become more familiar with the patterns of suburban development, and the significance and impact of corporate migration to suburbs. We feel this outcome is easily achieved with the production of the exhibit. Visitors to the new exhibit will be able to describe the relationship between the development of the 3M campus in Maplewood and the development of Maplewood itself. They will be able to describe the significance and meaning of this history.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Robert Jensen, William Bruentrup, Raydelle Bruentrup, Steve Carlson, Charlotte Wasiluk, Mickey Michlitsch, Michael Ericson, and Richard Currie.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Maplewood Area Historical Society
Street Address
2170 E County Road D
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155