Coordination of Statewide Civil War Activities

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,579
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
In Progress
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.
Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,579
Direct expenses
$107,579
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.00
Project Overview

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Minnesota Historical Society is creating a broad range of opportunities to help students, teachers and the general public learn more about the war and the role Minnesota played. Initiatives include a Civil War topic page, www.mnhs.org/civilwar, with links to videos, books, art, photos, artifacts, events and other resources related to the war; collaboration with community partners to commemorate the Battle of Antietam and the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in September 2012; A series of History Forums at the Minnesota History Center focused on different aspects of the war; a dozen short films that will spotlight Civil War milestones and Minnesotans" experiences on the homefront; a partnership with the Guthrie Theater to share insights about our Civil War collections with audiences of the theater's production of "Appomattox." Society staff will continue planning more initiatives with other organizations including the Minnesota Civil War Commemorative Task Force, the United States Postal Service and Civil War Roundtables.

Project Details

The Minnesota Historical Society will offer Minnesotans across the state opportunities to learn about the Civil War and Minnesota's contributions to it. 2011 marks the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The war and Minnesota's connection to it are of deep interest to many Minnesotans.

Project Manager
First Name
Matt
Last Name
Hill
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3428