Building on the Legacy of Conservation Corps
(d) History Partnerships. $1,250,000 in 2010 and $2,750,000 in 2011 are for partnerships between and with the Minnesota Historical Society and partnering organizations to enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
Partner Organization: Conservation Corps of Minnesota.
The legacy of the last original members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Minnesota is being passed on to today's young members of the Minnesota Conservation Corps (MCC) through interviews with CCC members. Subsequently, the members of the MCC are interpreting the early 1930s history of the Minnesota Forest Service (forerunner to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) and sharing the history of the CCC by leading educational programs at the Forest History Center. The MCC members are also conducting 1930s-era construction projects and teaching visitors to the Forest History Center about modern forest management and conservation practices through demonstrations on the Center's 150 acres of forest.