Diversity Outreach

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2013, chapter 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.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Summer History Immersion Program - # of students that reported above average or very high knowledge of MN History increased from 9% to 45%; # of students that reported above average or very high ability to use historical research resources increased from 18% to 82%; # of students that responded "very high" in response to their ability to go to college increased from 20% to 80%; Summer Technology Workshop - 100% responded that they were likely or very likely to use the skills they learned in the next 12 months; 82% responded they are likely or very likely to visit a museum or historic site in the next 12 months; Responses of "above average" or "very high" in response to the question "I have the ability to think deeply about a topic" increased from 28% to 73%. (See lines 56 for American Indian Museum Fellows Program and 57 for Ed Outreach History Day.

Recipient Board Members
"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

Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor"
Project Overview
Partners: Minnesota Humanities Center for Indian Fellows; Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) for Summer Technology Workshop MNHS is working to serve Twin Cities area schools with increasingly diverse demographics. Staff members provide support services for students competing in National History Day in Minnesota and American Indian History Day. In addition, MNHS promotes and recruits diverse students for programs that engage participants in history. Two of these programs are the American Indian Museum Fellowship Program and the Summer History Immersion Program. In summer 2014, Diversity Outreach staff engaged Latino high school students from St. Paul in the Summer Technology Workshop designed to teach participants how to use Google applications, such as Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets and Google Presentation. These funds also provide logistical support for diversity outreach efforts.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
Saint Paul
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