Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Audio-Video Tour

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
East Side Neighborhood Development Company
Start Date
September 2010
End Date
February 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The ESNDC developed a 39-minute audio/video tour of the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, a distinctive natural landscape on the Mississippi River floodplain on St. Paul's East Side. Experts were asked to advise on the project and then narrate a specific tour stop using their expertise to comment on aspects of its ecological history and/or cultural value.

The tour was publicized on the Lower Phalen Creek Project website, on the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Facebook page and in the local nespaper.

The tour is available online on the Lower Phalen Creek Project Youtube channel and at the Mississippi River Visitor Center in the Science Museum of Minnesota as part of the regular rotation of videos there.


Project Details
To enhance public access to significant historic resources preserved in this East Side park through an MP3 audio tour
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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Street Address
925 Payne Avenue, Suite 201
Saint Paul
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155