American Indian Programming

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2015
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)
  • Expanding the pilot exhibition to include more objects, hands-on activities and visitor feedback opportunities
  • Initiating community programming around the state to include a wider and more diverse group of Minnesotans
  • Inventorying and digitizing the museum's American Indian ethnology collections to make them accessible to a larger audience
Recipient Board Members
Ellis F. Bullock, Jr,Grotto Foundation, Inc; Gary L. Ellis, Medtronic, Inc; Peter C. Erickson, General Mills; Jonathan B, Farber Travelers Global Technology; William A. Jonason, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP; George J. Kehl, KPMG LLP; Scott V. Lindemann, Flint Hills Resources; Pamela J. Moret, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Peter J. Olin, Retired, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum; Frederick J. Palensky, Ph.D., 3M; Ann B. Parriott, H.B. Fuller Company;Judy M. Poferl, Northern States Power-Minnesota; Robert A. Schroeder; James J. Seifert, Ecolab Inc.;Todd Soller
Best Buy; William J. Sweasy, Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.; Jean M. Taylor, Life is Now, Inc.; Richard G. Trembley; Theresa M.H. Wise, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Project Overview

The purchase of the Bishop Whipple intact collection sustains the collection’s integrity by keeping these rare objects together and in Minnesota. Moving forward, we plan to create an exhibition featuring these objects, along with other contemporary American Indian artifacts from our own and other collections, with which visitors can develop a deeper understanding of American Indian experiences in Minnesota.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Science Museum of Minnesota
Street Address
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul
Zip Code