Expanding Access to American Indian Objects from the Bishop Whipple Collections

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$306,803
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Completed
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (d), History Partnerships
Appropriation Language

(d) History Partnerships. $1,250,000 in 2010 and $2,750,000 in 2011 are for partnerships between and with the Minnesota Historical Society and partnering organizations to enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$306,803
Project Overview

Partner Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota.

The Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society each maintain important historical collections of American Indian cultural objects assembled by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple. The objects document the changes experienced by the Dakota and Ojibwe in Minnesota in the 19th century.

ACHF funds are enabling the Society and Science Museum to fully research, catalog and digitally record the 500 objects in the Whipple collection. The two institutions are also collaborating on a web site that will enable wider audiences to interact with these images and learn stories about this important collection of artifacts.

Project Details
Partner Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota The Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society each maintain important historical collections of American Indian cultural objects assembled by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple. The objects document the changes experienced by the Dakota and Ojibwe in Minnesota in the 19th century. ACHF funds are enabling the Society and Science Museum to fully research, catalog and digitally record the 500 objects in the Whipple collection. The two institutions are also collaborating on a web site that will enable wider audiences to interact with these images and learn stories about this important collection of artifacts.
Project Manager
Salutation
Ms.
First Name
Marcia
Last Name
Anderson
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3311