History Museum Fellows Program

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$228,146
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships.
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$228,146
Direct expenses
$228,146
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.85
Project Overview

Partner: The University of Minnesota--Twin Cities

Through this partnership, University of Minnesota students from diverse backgrounds explored the museum field through a semester-long course at the University of Minnesota and then a paid summer internship at the Minnesota Historical Society. The course introduced the students to issues related to diversity and museums. Students then chose from a wide range of internship positions and also interacted with professionals in the field during a museum study trip to Washington, D.C. The History Museum Fellows Program also engages students in discussions about ways to address the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs.

Project Details
This partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society gives a dozen undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the museum field through a semester-long course at the U. of M. and then a paid summer internship at the Society. The course introduces the History Museum Fellows in 2010 to issues related to diversity and museums. The Fellows then choose from a wide range of internship positions and also interact with professionals in the field during a museum study trip to Washington, D.C. The History Museum Fellows Program also engages students in discussions about ways to address the underrepresentation of communities of color and American Indian nations in historical organizations and public history graduate programs.
Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Chris
Last Name
Taylor
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3430