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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ramsey County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session, chater 137, article 4, section 2, subdivision 5, b. 3. History Partnerships
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships: $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request, grants@mnhs.org

Description of Funds
Available upon request, grants@mnhs.org
Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request, grants@mnhs.org

Recipient Board Members
Tom Boyd, Julie Brady, Carolyn Brusseau, Anne Cowie, Cheryl Dickson, Tom Fabel, William Frels, John Guthmann, Douglas Heidenreich, Richard Heydinger, John Holman, Ken Johnson, Sandy Kiernat, Carl Kuhrmeyer, David Kristal, Kevin McDonough, Nancy McKillips, Susan McNeely, Jim Miller, Bob Muschewske, Chad Roberts, Jeff Slack, Joanne Swain, Ralph Thrane, Susan Vento, Jerry Woelfel
Project Overview
Partner Organizations: Anoka County Historical Society, Carver County Historical Society, Dakota County Historical Society, Minnesota Association of Museums, North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, Ramsey County Historical Society, Scott County Historical Society, and White Bear Lake Area Historical Society. The partnership of nine organizations is conducting a study to determine if it is feasible and beneficial for organizations to share resources to meet essential, but not mission-related functions-so-called "back of office" needs. An experienced project manager or management firm will be hired to coordinate all activities. The final report will identify if planning or piloting a cooperative back-office solution will benefit history organizations; if so, a plan for doing so will be included. If other solutions-ranging from doing nothing to adopting entirely an existing model that meets the needs of the history field- are determined to be most appropriate, such a recommendation will be made.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ramsey County Historical Society
Street Address
75 W 5th Street
Suite 323
St. Paul
Zip Code