Collections Evaluation and Inventory System Consolidation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nicollet County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To provide better organization of the museum collections which will allow the public greater access to the community
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
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
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

This project aimed to complete the evaluation and consolidation of 325 artifact and textile boxes over an 18-week period. We achieved this goal by systematically going through all artifact boxes then all textile boxes in numerical order. We also had the opportunity to utilize other staff and intern time to assist with this project, allowing us to keep to a strict timetable and to complete the project.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Steve Baxa, Scott Hermanson, Marie Dranttel, Pam Morson, Alma Forst, Eileen Holz, Nita Aasen, Michael Callahan, Bob Schabert, Maria Lokensgard, Joe Urban, Lori Lahlum, Abbi Carleton, JoAnn Gieseke, Tami Skinner.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nicollet County Historical Society
Street Address
1851 N Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155