Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Olmsted County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Update of the book Houses on the Hill
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To sell 75+ copies of Ken's book at the keystone event to provide enhanced access to participation/appreciation for arts of architecture, drawing, literature and cultural heritage. To present at the History Center of Olmsted County's Princess Cafe lecture series. Lectures are recorded and made available to the public.A survey form will be including in each book sold at the capstone event to gauge the effectiveness of the History Center of Olmsted County's heritage outreach and information preservation and dissemination efforts. Audience member will be surveyed in writing and one-on-one interviews at the Princess Cafe lecture.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Book sales and attendance at book signing were increased. There was one on one interaction with guests at the lecture. More traffic was seen in the archives library to research local building, architects and builders.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dave Bastyr, Dennis Bergrud, Kim Bradley, Christopher Colby, Sally Enders, Sheila Kiscaden, Gene Ohnstad, Darwin Olson, Terri Penz, Nels Pierson, Jim Suk, Randy Shindelar, Peg Wade, Jim Wiekamp, Linda Willihnganz
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Olmsted County Historical Society
Street Address
1195 W Circle Dr SW
Zip Code
(507) 282-9447
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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Rochester, MN 55901

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