AirSpace Minnesota: Artifact Storage and Collections Rehousing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
AirSpace Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
August 2014
End Date
August 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To improve collections care and management through proper storage.
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
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Historic Resources Advisory Committee Mark Peterson, Winona (Chair) - Executive Director, Winona County Historical Society - Governor's appointee to Minnesota Sesquicentennial and Minnesota Humanities Commissions - Qualified in history, historic preservation and history museum administration Leanne Brown, Eden Prairie - Director of Development, Carver County Library/Library Foundation - Formerly, Executive Director, Carver County Historical Society - Qualified in history, project management and museum studies Jack Byers, Minneapolis - Manager, Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED) - Manages CPED's Preservation and Design Section - Qualified in historic preservation, architecture, urban geography and planning Tamara Edevold, Bagley - Executive Director, Clearwater County Historical Society - Active in Minnesota's Historic Northwest, regional historical organization - Qualified in history, archaeology, anthropology and history museum administration Ram Gada, Eden Prairie - Engineer - Active in the documentation of Minnesota's East Indian community - State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB), former member - Qualified in engineering, energy consulting and grants administration William Latady, Tower - Bois Forte Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer - Curator, Bois Forte Heritage Museum - Qualified in archaeology, anthropology, historic preservation and history museum administration Benjamin Vander Kooi, Luverne - Attorney practicing as Vander Kooi Law Offices, P.A., in Luverne, MN - Active in Vote Yes! Campaign - Past chair, MN State Arts Board - Advisor, National Trust for Historic Preservation - Qualified in historic preservation, nonprofit and grants administration Brenda Child, Minneapolis - Chair, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota - Enrolled member, Red Lake Nation - Qualified in history, American Studies and American Indian Studies Nicole Foss, Bemidji - Executive Director, Beltrami County Historical Society, Bemidji, MN - Qualified in anthropology, historical archaeology, library and museum fields Kris Kiesling, Roseville - Director of Archives and Special Collections at University of MN Libraries - State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) member - Qualified in library and archives, digital services and history Jan Louwagie, Marshall - Coordinator, Southwest Minnesota Regional Research Center, Southwest Minnesota State University - Founding member of Society for the Study of Local and Regional History - Former member of State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) - Qualified in history and archival administration Ann Meline, Saint Cloud - Deputy Director, Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud - Formerly Assistant Director/Public Programs managing Exhibits, Collections and Education Departments - Former grant reviewer for Institute of Museum and Library Services - Qualified in history, nonprofit and museum administration Peter Reis, White Bear Lake - President, White Bear Lake Area Historical Society - Chair, Minnesota Historical Society's Grants Review Committee - Qualified in history and nonprofit and grants administration William Stoeri, Minneapolis - Ex-officio member (president of the MHS Board) Missy Staples Thompson, Saint Paul - Ex-officio member (treasurer of the MHS Board)
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
Direct expenses
Recipient Board Members
Noel Allard

Executive Director

Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

John Andrews

Scout Executive/CEO

Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts

Dr. Tom Bartoe

President & CEO, PTB & Associates Inc.

STARBASE Minnesota Board of Directors

Neil Brackin

Director of Air Transportation, General Mills

Clayton T. Cowl, MD, MS

Chair, Aerospace Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Don Craighead

Chief Executive Officer & President

DHC Enterprises

Bruce DeWitt

Vice President & General Manager, ATK

Dr. William Garrard

Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota

Director, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium

Jeff Hamiel

Executive Director

Metropolitan Airports Commission

Gordon Hoff

Executive Director

Minnesota Business Aviation Association

Bruce Kitt

Executive Director

NWA History Centre, Inc.

Dale Klapmeier (Board Chair)

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Cirrus Aircraft

Commander Chip Laingen, U.S. Navy (retired)

Executive Director, Defense Alliance

Communications and R&D Director, Minnesota Wire

William Lentsch

Senior Vice President, Minnesota Operations

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Sean McAfee

Global Sales & Marketing Leader, Aerospace, 3M

Brigadier General Mark Ness (retired)

Ann Novacheck

Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum

Doug Paulson

STEM Specialist

Minnesota Department of Education

Don Piccard

Piccard Balloons

Eric Raarup

Chief Marketing Technology Officer, Avtex

Ray Rought

Minnesota Aviation History & Education Center

Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad (retired)

State Chair Emeritus

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Doug Spong, APR

President, Carmichael Lynch

Carmichael Lynch Spong

Jana Vaughan

Executive Director, Airport Foundation MSP

Steve Wagner

Executive Director, Workforce/Community Development

Lake Superior College/MnSCU

Brad Westphal

Boeing Business Leader, Honeywell Aerospace

Lt. Colonel Richard Wiessner (retired)

Chair, MN Air National Guard Historical Foundation

Elaine Wyatt

Chief Advancement Officer

Girl Scouts of MN and WI River Valleys
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
AirSpace Minnesota
Street Address
6975 34th Avenue South
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155