Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The History Theatre, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

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

To expand the visibility of History Theatre to new audiences while sharing the real stories of Minnesotans and the Midwest. Working with staff at each venue, History Theatre will determine how many visitors attend each show and participate in outreach activities; conduct a survey to determine whether attendees have previously heard of or have seen a History Theatre show.

Measurable Outcome(s)

History Theatre worked with presenters to get house counts and post-show discussion attendee numbers, and supplied each venue with an audience survey to distribute to patrons.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Apitz, Connie Braziel, Roger Brooks, Wayne Hamilton, Jillian Hoffman, Susan Kimberly, Gene Link, Gene Merriam, Henri Minette, Cheryl Moore, Melissa Mulloy, Jeff Peterson, Ken Peterson, Phil Riveness - President, Jon Rusten, Geoff Sylvester, Pondie Ta
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
History Theatre will partner with three greater Minnesota communities to present the play The Things They Carried adapted by writer, storyteller, and veteran Jim Stowell, based on the book of the same name by award-winning novelist Tim O’Brien about his experience in the Vietnam War.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The History Theatre, Inc. AKA History Theatre
Street Address
30 10th St E
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 292-4323
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathryn Eldred: Arts Administrator, Duluth Art Institute; Executive Director; Katherine Hill: Program Coordinator, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Audience Engagement events; Michael Horejsi: Production Manager, Great River Educational Arts Theatre; Theatrical design and production; Jessica Lourey: Instructor, St. Cloud Technical and Community College; Pearl Rea: Production manager, lighting designer and stage manager; Christopher Taykalo: Marketing and development manager, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus; Christine Tschida: Director of Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota; Melissa Walrath: Executive Director, The St. John's Boys' Choir
Conflict of Interest Disclosed