Expansion of Statewide History Player Program
History Player in the Classroom is a popular program in which actors portraying historical figures come to Minnesota classrooms to give students "real life" lessons in history.
Arts and Cultural Heritage funding is enabling the Minnesota Historical Society to expand access to the History Player program. Starting in 2011, the cost to schools for the program will be significantly reduced and the Society will pay for the mileage and travel expenses for programs booked outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Scholarships are also now available to cover the full cost of the program for eligible schools and organizations. In addition, the Society is increasing accessibility by adapting the program for senior citizens and families, making the History Player program available to nursing homes and public libraries across the state.
(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.