Intergenerational Learning Programs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$552,038
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs
Appropriation Language

(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$552,038
Project Overview

Connecting Generations through History launched in November 2009 with 12 projects statewide, facilitated by Minnesota Historical Society staff, historic sites and public libraries.

The projects were designed to foster deep intergenerational learning, while preserving important community stories. Final events to mark the projects' completion drew large crowds. Each project is featured on a new web site, Sharing Community Stories, which launched in late 2010.  An evaluation prepared by Wilder Research found nearly all participants had a positive experience.

In another aspect of intergenerational programming, the Society established a Teen Advisory Council. These teens work in partnership with History Center staff to hone their workplace skills as they develop teen-oriented programming for the History Center.

Based on the Advisory Council's work, the History Center produced the "Ready, Set, Music!" event in June 2010 and is planning an oral history-based theater program scheduled for spring 2011.

Project Details
Connecting Generations through History launched in November 2009 with 12 projects statewide, facilitated by Minnesota Historical Society staff, historic sites and public libraries. The projects were designed to foster deep intergenerational learning, while preserving important community stories. Final events to mark the projects' completion drew large crowds. Each project is featured on a new web site "Sharing Community Stories", http://legacy.mnhs.org/sharing-community-stories, which launched in late 2010. In another aspect of intergenerational programming, the Society established a Teen Advisory Council. These teens work in partnership with History Center staff to hone their workplace skills as they develop teen-oriented programming for the History Center. Based on the Advisory Council's work, the History Center produced the "Ready, Set, Music!" event in June 2010 and is planning an oral history-based theater program scheduled for spring 2011.
Project Manager
First Name
Wendy
Last Name
Jones
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3411