Education Outreach Partnership

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)

Partnerships with MPS, SPPS, and SCSU: Secure matching funding from program partners to increase resources available to support the implementation of the History Day program to meet state standards. SPPS and MPS - increased number of staff hours dedicated to classroom support; increased professional development for teachers; coordination of school district History Day events. SCSU - Increase number of undergraduate mentors for Central MN and support for a regional coordinator. Also support enriched instruction in US History through field trips to MNHS historic sites and archives. Paid internship at Charles Lindbergh Historic Site improved Public History experiences for student and public service at site. SHIP program partnerships measure increases in research skills, aspiration for higher education, presentation skills, and understanding of the pathways to college admission. CLUES partnership measures increase in the understanding of IT careers in a non-profit organization, the application of GOOGLE tools in a professional setting, research and presentation skills.

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: Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools, St. Cloud State University (SCSU), the University of Minnesota, St. Paul College, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) Education Outreach Partnerships are designed to strengthen existing partnerships and to create new opportunities for MNHS to deliver transformative educational experiences to students. Partnership dollars were used to leverage matching dollars from the Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools to increase their commitment to contract with MNHS for educational programs, such as History Day. SCSU also provided matching funds for a partnership that will enrich U.S. history instruction with experiences at historic sites and museums, as well as providing paid internships to SCSU students enrolled in the Public History program. MNHS also expanded its summer enrichment programs, adding two new cohorts of the Summer History Immersion Program at the University of Minnesota and St. Paul College. Another summer program partnership introduced Latino students to IT skills and career paths related to operating MNHS.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
Saint Paul
Zip Code