Historic Downtown Audio-Visual Tour

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Taylors Falls
Start Date
February 2010
End Date
August 2010
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Purpose of this project is to promote heritage tourism and public education of the City’s downtown area by creating an audio-visual tour of the downtown area’s historic charm and heritage value. The tour is presented in video format on YouTube and in audio format on Blip.tv and linked to the City’s website and will be linked to other tourist related websites such as information centers, chambers, hotels/motels/B&B’s, etc.. The product has dual use as an on-site walking tour or as a virtual tour viewable at home. The tour encompasses the City origins and history, photos, paintings, and commentary on individual buildings that are designed as Local Heritage Preservations Sites.

Project Details
To broaden public access through podcasts describing the historical significance of Taylor's Falls.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated 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. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Project Manager
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Street Address
637 First St.
Taylors Falls
Zip Code
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155