History Alive!: Minnesota History Center--Virgina Mae Hope

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,661
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
March 2012
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,661
Other Funds Leveraged
$700
Direct expenses
$3,361
Administration costs
$68
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Measurable Outcome(s)

98% found that this program met their expectations and 99% thought it was meaningful for people of all ages. 98% found the program to be an enjoyable learning experience and 100% found it to enhance their knowledge of Minnesota during the 1930's and gained an understanding of the WASP history during WWII and what that was like for women leading to a broader base of understanding Minnesota's historical and cultural heritage.

Source of Additional Funds

Kitchigami Regional Library

Project Overview
A Minnesota History Player actor presented a tour on Virginia Mae Hope of southern Minnesota during the 1930's and who was part of the Women's Airpilot Service Program (WASP) during WWII. History of life on a farm during the 1930's set the stage for Ms. Hope joining the WASP and her excellent service that was recognized while the program was in operation.
Project Details
Dates(s) of Program and Attendance: Black Duck, 3/19/12, 15; Brainerd, 3/20/12, 6; Bemidji, 3/19/12, 50; Cass Lake, 3/21/12, 12; Crosslake, 3/22/12, 12; Longville, 3/21/12, 14; Park Rapids, 3/23/12, 43; Pequot Lakes, 3/22/12, 10; Pine River, 3/24/12, 16; Wadena, 3/23/12; Walker, 3/20/12, 40
Project Manager
First Name
Marian
Last Name
Ridge
Organization Name
Kitchigami Regional Library
Street Address
310 2nd Street North, P.O. Box 84
City
Pine River
State
MN
Zip Code
56474
Phone
(218)587-2171
Email
mfridge@tds.net