Minnesota's Legacy

Brown County Historical Society Roof Study

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Brown County
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

Short term goal was to contract with an appropriate architectural firm which has been completed. Miller Dunwiddie Architecture was contracted in April of 2015 after a review of all applicants by the Building and Grounds Committee.

The final evaluation or completion of the study was the intermediate goal which was achieved with the successful closing of this grant.

The importance of the results of this study has moved the implementation of the study to the immediate placement of the 2016 Long Range Plan. This plan was revised in August to allow for the completion of all work in 2016 to comply with the non-segmentation policy of work.

The Commissioners of Brown County, as well as the Board of Directors of the Brown County Historical Society, understand the importance of this project and the preservation of this National Register building. They all are in agreement that this study was needed and bears out the criticalness of following through and implementing the suggestions made with this study.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Richard Seeboth,James Berg, Scott Windschitl, Dean M. Simonsen, Dennis Potter
Project Overview
To hire a qualified architect to conduct a roof assessment for the historic New Ulm Post Office, listed in the National Register of Historic Places and home of the Brown County Historical Society.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Brown County
Street Address
PO Box 248
New Ulm
Zip Code
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