Event Passes: Home Free, Storyland Exhibit and Museum Passes

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Start Date
April 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Project Overview
Arrowhead Library System patrons checked out museum and event passes at 25 libraries. The patrons used these “free passes” for admission into museums and musical events. The museum and event venues invoice the Arrowhead Library System for only the patrons attending the museum/event. -- Home Free Vocal Band: 5 guys, 5 microphones, one stage…no instruments. Home Free is an award winning vocal band from Minnesota that has toured extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally performing their acapella rendition of popular music. -- Storyland Exhibit: “Storyland: A Trip through Childhood Favorites” brings children and adults into the world of beloved picture books. From the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snow-scape of The Snowy Day, Storyland engages visitors in early literature adventures. In the exhibit's immersive environments designed for children from birth through eight years old, families discover that it is never too early to develop a love of reading.
Project Details
Outputs are things you can count such as attendance, number of new participants, number of attendees who had never been at a similar event, and so on. ~7,355 patrons have taken advantage of this program. Date of Program: Home Free Vocal Band Concert Hibbing High School, April 16, 2012 Storyland Exhibit Minnesota Discovery Center, June 9--30, 2012 Museum Tickets April 1—June 30, 2012
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Introduce and educate people about their rich local history and the cultural background of our region.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Comments from participants about what they liked best about using an event pass:
"Spending time with my aunt while viewing interesting exhibits & aquatic life."
"Good spot to take children of all ages, each one was under 5 and still able to tell me a favorite thing they learned."
"Just loved to be able to expose our children to these great events that we could not normally afford to go to."
"My son learned about a variety of things: dinosaurs, geography, Judy Garland!"
"At CSS show, my kids furthered and appreciation of reading and of theater/music, while experiencing a college theater. At Split Rock we learned all kinds of things about MN and its history."
"That this is a great service, we really utilize our public library, thank you so much!"

Source of Additional Funds

Arrowhead Library System and partners. Museums: Dorothy Molter Memorial Foundation, Duluth Depot & Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Ely-Winton Historical Society, Forest History Center, Great Lakes Aquarium , Greyhound Bus Museum, Judy Garland Museum, Lake County Historical Society, Minnesota Discovery Center, Minnesota Museum of Mining, North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, Split Rock Lighthouse, Cook County Historical Society (free), Carlton County Historical Society, Finland Heritage Site (free), Palkie Grist Mill (free) / Associations:, Hibbing High School Choirs, Minnesota Discovery Center /Partner Contribution: All of the museums on the above list agreed to a 20% reduction of the entrance fee in their reimbursement. The Hibbing High School Choir agreed to a 40% reduction on the ticket price.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Arrowhead Library System
Street Address
5528 Emerald Avenue
Mt. Iron
Zip Code
(218)741-3840 Ext. 230
Administered By
Administered by

1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266