Minnesota's Legacy

Downtown Chisholm Historic Signage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Chisholm Kids Plus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
July 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Recipient Board Members
Vern Manner, Mark Wangensteen, Steve Cook, Jim Varda, Alida Casey
Project Overview

To design, produce, and install 9 historical markers in the City of Chisholm.

Project Details

photo collage of the nine signs.The project designed, fabricated, and installed nine historic panels around downtown Chisholm and the Longyear Lake bike path. The nine historic panels will cover the following topics: a general introductory panel, baseball in early Iron Range life, the 1908 Chisholm Fire, Chisholm Olympians, Veda Ponikvar, the Chisholm Library, the Land Bridge, the Mesabi Range trolley system, and the Monroe Location. The project also funded the printing and installation of 20 historic images in several downtown storefronts.
These signs provide various entry points for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy some local history and learn something new in a quick, succinct way. The metal frame that we used will also allow for refreshing of the content and provide new stories down the road. These historical signs have added additional value to the historic downtown corridor and have been a great feature in the efforts to revitalize their communities main street while also paying homage to residents of the past.

Project Manager
First Name
Carol Jo
Last Name
Organization Name
Chisholm Kids Plus
Street Address
301 Fourth Street SW
Zip Code