Historical Projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Wabasha County Agricultural Fair Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2012
End Date
July 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

To provide exhibits, re-enactments, education displays, workshops and presentations of "Wabasha County in Days By-Gone." Funds will also be used to purchase a sound system to enhance workshops and presentations, enhance the quilt and wall displays in the Open Class Exhibit Building, and bring a youth theater group to perform at the fair.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
2011 Laws of Minnesota, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivison 10
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture for grants to county agricultural societies to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage as embodied in its county fairs. The grants shall be in addition to the aid distributed to county agricultural societies under Minnesota Statutes, section 38.02. The commissioner shall award grants as follows: (1) $700,000 each year distributed in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to enhance arts access and education and to preserve and promote Minnesota's history and cultural heritage;

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey crowds and collaborators.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Surveys and personal interactions were positive.  The fair was able to work with two county historical societies.  By working together, the fair received new exhibits and the hisorical societies reached new audiences.

Recipient Board Members
Barb Petit
Paul Luhmann
Staci Sexton
Sue Lamprecht
Jim Evers
Sandy Gerken
Jon Podulske
Vince sExton
Terry Timm
Mindy Tomfohrde
Matt Wadley
Jay Walgrave
Project Manager
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St. Paul, MN 55155

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