Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
September 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Tourists, locals and history buffs will be exposed to unconventional outside musical theater, being attracted by familiar ancestral stories and beautiful settings. The museum will expand its role in the community by offering an arts attraction. Evaluation forms for the audience members. Anecdotal records of audience and actor comments. Record museum visitor numbers before and after tours to measure synergy between arts and history.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The museum definitely expanded its role in the community, providing a bridge between the traditional community and the arts community. Audience numbers were double our expectation. Visitors joined the tour when they heard the music.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael Ask, Eugene Bergstrom, Michael Brown, Barb Campbell, Lester Dunn, Jenifer Hungerholt, Jeff Kamm, Jim Ostrem, Jon Willford
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
History Alive! tour and musical plays of 1930's Lanesboro
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association
Street Address
PO Box 345
Zip Code
(507) 467-2177
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: arts administrator; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848