Fire Station History Exhibit Production

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To hire consultants to develop and install an exhibit on the history of the Stillwater Fire Department.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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 Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

Our short-term goal was to install the exhibit in our new Fire Station and to expose Stillwater Citizens to the history of our Fire Department. We met this goal, both installation and our public open house in October 2015. The exhibit is right off the main lobby of the Fire Station, so all visitors to the station will have an opportunity to view it, indefinitely.

Our long-term was that residents would have a greater appreciation for the role of firefighters in our history and in our community, have better informed discussions, and make informed decisions about this public service. This is harder to measure, but we feel the exhibit has effectively conveyed these values.

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Fire Chief Stuart Glaser, Mayor Ken Harycki, Ward 1 Councilmember Doug Menikheim, Ward 2 Councilmember Ted Kozlowski, Ward 3 Councilmember Tom Weidner, Ward 4 Councilmember Michael Polehna.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Stillwater (Fire Department)
Street Address
216 North 4th Street
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155