Building on the Legacy of Conservation Corps

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,616
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (d), History Partnerships
Appropriation Language

(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.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,616
Project Overview

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.

Project Details
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.
Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Ed
Last Name
Nelson
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
2609 County Road 76
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55744
Phone
218-327-4482